Are you someone who always has a to-do list? Do you schedule vacations years in advance?
Do you gasp in horror at the idea of “winging it”? There’s a lot that’s preferable if you’re planning ahead.
It’s a smart way to handle all your various obligations and reduce stress. But it’s not always easy.
One surprising thing that can actually reduce your stress even further is LASIK. If you have refractive errors and have to rely on glasses or contacts, the little things can wreck your plans.
But with LASIK, you don’t have to rely on anything but your own two eyes to see. Keep reading for 4 ways that LASIK is great if you like to plan ahead and keep your life organized!
1. Streamline Your Daily Routine
All organized people have a routine. For most, that starts and ends with the bathroom where, among other things, you put in and take out your contacts.
If you’ve been doing this for years, it probably doesn’t take too long, and you may not even notice how long you spend getting ready every day. But every second adds up.
No matter how put-together you are, you will have off days. Maybe you’re more tired than usual, or you accidentally slept in and now you’re running late.
Putting in contacts isn’t something you can skip unless you want to wear glasses all day. That means that’s more time and effort you have to squeeze in when you may not have it.
With LASIK, your morning routine can be that much quicker by eliminating the time you spend putting in your contacts. And if you do wear glasses, you no longer have to worry about all the time you spend throughout the day cleaning them.
That gives you more of a buffer to get everything you need to get done every day, whether it’s for work or your personal life. Sure, it may only save you a few minutes here and there, but every minute counts during your busy schedule!
2. Manage Your Expenses
People who plan ahead tend to be on top of their finances, and why should you be any exception? While LASIK itself is a pretty big expense, it’s actually a good investment for the future.
Think about it… how much do you spend on glasses and contacts every year? On average, you may be spending around $500 every year on glasses, contact lenses, and the various accessories that keep you seeing clearly. When you look at it that way, it seems worth it to have LASIK.
But what about paying for the surgery? What if you don’t want to dip into your savings right now? No problem!
Most practices, including here at Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute, allow for LASIK payment plans. Many payment plans are zero-interest with payments as low as $60 a month.
LASIK is a one-time expense that gives you clear vision that can last for decades. If you’re good with personal finances, you can easily pay for LASIK over time without spending a penny more than what the surgery costs!
That means you’ll save money every year after having LASIK by not spending all that money on glasses or contacts. Before too long, LASIK will have paid for itself!
3. Reduce the Stress of Travel
If you love traveling, there’s a good amount of planning involved before every big trip, especially if you want to get a good deal. Even if you do plan everything, you’ll still need to leave some things up to chance, since nothing ever seems to go completely as you plan it.
It’s good to be a little flexible and prepare for all the things that can go wrong. But one thing that’s hard to plan for is losing your glasses or contacts.
You can pack spares and a backup pair or two and keep them in your carry-on, but that’s one more thing to worry about. What happens when you end up somewhere without the accommodations you need?
Will you risk an eye infection by changing your contacts without any clean water to wash your hands with? What if you run out of contact lens solution in a foreign country that you don’t speak the language in?
There’s no way to be completely prepared for everything, but with LASIK, there’s certainly a lot less to worry about. You can pack lighter and be more flexible about where you can go!
If you’ve ever wanted to throw a tiny bit of caution to the wind, you can do it after you have LASIK and can travel after the short recovery period. There’s no reason to take off a month of work after LASIK, either, or think you’ll be out of commission from traveling for a long time.
You probably shouldn’t get on an airplane the day after you have LASIK, but after a week or two, you can get back to most of your everyday activities!
4. Be Prepared for the Worst-Case Scenario
One thing anyone who likes to plan ahead knows is that things can always go wrong. That’s why you need to consider the worst-case scenario.
Whether you’re traveling or living your daily life, your vision isn’t a guarantee when you rely on contacts and glasses. What if your glasses break and you can’t get an appointment for a new pair right away?
What if you have issues with allergies or dry eyes and need to go without contacts for a few days or weeks? There’s so much that can go wrong, even if it isn’t likely to.
But you like to be prepared, so if it can go wrong, you want to have the means to fix it. That isn’t always possible, but there’s less that can go wrong if you can see without needing glasses or contacts.
Imagine no more worrying about having backup pairs of glasses or an extra set of contacts. Wouldn’t it be nice to not feel like a pack mule anymore?
It may be a small thing, but one less thing to worry about means more time and energy you can devote to the things that actually matter to you! Who wants to spend their precious spare time worrying about how they’ll see?
Think that LASIK sounds like the answer to your plan ahead tendencies? Why not find out if you’re a LASIK candidate? Schedule your LASIK consultation at Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute in Orlando, FL, now!
Imagine a world where you have fewer worries because you can wake up and see the world around you without anything holding you back. It could be yours if LASIK is right for you!