Benefits of LASIK That May Surprise You Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on August 10, 2021
You expected to see clearly after LASIK surgery, but you may find LASIK changes your life in additional ways you did not anticipate. The top eye specialists at Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center describe some of the post-LASIK benefits that surprise clients.
Allergy Symptom Reduction
LASIK itself does not reduce allergic reactions, but many people find a significant reduction in their allergy symptoms. That is because contact lenses are no longer in the equation.
During pollen season, those sensitive to it find their eyes itching and watering. Perhaps that is partly due to putting contact lenses in the eyes and introducing pollen particles via the fingers. When there is no need to touch the eyes, the risk of introducing pollens or other allergens into them plummets.
Wake Up and See
It’s the little things that can make the biggest difference and surprise you the most. For how many years did you have to reach for your glasses or put in contact lenses before doing virtually anything else upon waking? Now there is no fumbling around in the morning. You simply wake up and see clearly.
In an emergency, this benefit could prove lifesaving.
Until you don’t need them anymore, you don’t realize how eyeglasses and contact lenses tied you down. When traveling, there is no longer a need to pack your contact lenses and related paraphernalia. There is a freedom from worrying about losing your glasses or experiencing an issue with your contact lens at a really inconvenient time.
Head into the Water Any Time
If you wore contact lenses, going swimming or otherwise immersing yourself in water meant taking precautions. After LASIK, you can head into the water at any time without fear of losing contact lenses or misplacing your glasses.
Over time, your LASIK surgery saves you money. No more prescription eyeglasses needing replacement on a regular basis. No more need to replace contact lenses. No need to purchase any contact lens cleaning and disinfecting solutions. While you will still need to consult an ophthalmologist for regular eye examinations, you do not need to visit an optometrist.
Although you have to pay for your surgery upfront, in the long run you receive an excellent return on your investment.
If you would like to learn more about LASIK and whether you are a candidate for this procedure, contact the dedicated eye care specialists at Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center to schedule a consultation. Find out how LASIK can improve your quality of life.