Are you tired of glasses and contact lenses? There’s an alternative for those that qualify, and it’s undergoing laser eye surgery.
Laser eye surgeries like LASIK and PRK can eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses, allowing you to see entirely on your own. Most patients who choose to have these procedures achieve 20/20 vision or better after surgery.
What’s not to love about seeing better after correcting your vision than you could even when wearing glasses or contacts? But visual freedom is probably the most significant reason people seek vision correction surgery.
If you’ve never considered it yourself, consider all the daily inconveniences you can do away with when you no longer depend on glasses and contact lenses. Keep reading to find out about 5 tiny inconveniences that getting laser eye surgery will make you forget all about!
1. Dirty Glasses
Glasses are the tried and true old-fashioned solution for refractive errors. If you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, they may be the first way that you correct your vision.
There’s no denying the ease that comes with wearing glasses. All you have to do is put them on, and your vision is instantly better.
But in practice, anyone who wears glasses can tell you there are quite a few drawbacks. One of the biggest ones is that the lenses constantly need to be cleaned.
Whether you’ve changed your clothes, accidentally smudged a lens, or needed to scratch your nose, it’s far too easy to get your glasses dirty. How many minutes of your days, months, and years do you spend simply trying to keep your glasses smudge-free?
It’s such a tedious and uphill battle that you’ll never win. Wearing glasses is one way that your time is being rudely wasted.
2. Foggy Glasses
If you wear glasses, you’re intimately familiar with needing to clean off your lenses. The problem is that it won’t work if they get fogged up.
They’ll inevitably fog up whenever you go inside a warm building on a cold day. You’ll become momentarily blinded if you try to drink a hot beverage.
Are you trying to open the dishwasher too quickly after it’s finished running? The steam that’s emitted will fog up your glasses too.
Getting out of the shower is another foggy situation, leaving you unable to see when you’re usually in a hurry. The only solution to foggy glasses is waiting it out.
Once they’ve adjusted to the temperature you’re in, you’ll be able to see again. Until then, you’ll have to keep wiping them off while the lenses steam up again in an endless cycle.
With so many issues with glasses, it’s no wonder so many people turn to contact lenses. But they also have their fair share of inconveniences.
3. Constantly Changing Your Contacts
Some people prefer glasses specifically because they don’t like having to put their fingers in their eyes. Putting your contacts in as you change them is a necessary skill.
But even if you’ve gotten used to the song and dance of putting in contact lenses, it’s still a frustrating and annoying process. Unless you wear rigid gas permeable lenses, you probably need to take your contacts out every evening.
Then you have to repeat the process and put them back in the following day. There’s only so much time in the day; why are you spending yours dealing with contact lenses?
Your mornings are likely hectic enough. Maybe you have to get your kids ready for school or take the dog out before you get ready for work. Whatever your reasons, having a few extra minutes to get out the door is never a bad thing.
Taking your contacts out at night is also a source of annoyance because it can feel like a Herculean effort to get off the couch. But falling asleep on the sofa with your contacts in is a one-way ticket to a world of pain.
Not only can contacts dry out your eyes if you sleep in them, but they can also cause infections and abrasions.
4. Contacts Drying Out Your Eyes
Having any foreign object in your eyes causes them to get too dry. When you wear contact lenses, they sit on top of your cornea.
By design, they shouldn’t irritate your eyes like a loose eyelash or dust. But for the most comfort, you have to use enough contact lens solution.
The solution ensures that your eyes don’t become too dry while wearing contacts. Participating in unhygienic activities like sleeping in contact lenses can dry out your eyes significantly.
Even if you’re an experienced contact user, you probably have nights when you can’t make it to bed or are out late. Your contacts can ruin an evening out by irritating your eyes.
Sure, you can remove them, but you need to have your glasses on hand, and even then, you’ll be stuck wearing glasses for the rest of the night!
5. Spending Hundreds on Glasses and Contacts
Glasses aren’t cheap. These days, there are many more reasonably priced options that you can find online. But to get a quality pair with all the best features, you’re still looking to spend over a hundred dollars for a nice pair.
The lower the quality of the glasses you buy, the more often you’ll need to replace them. Even if you have vision insurance, it’ll only cover a certain amount. In the long run, you’re spending far more by trying to be cost-efficient.
Contacts aren’t inexpensive, either. It’s also harder to cut corners and go for a more affordable option because the more expensive contacts tend to be the most comfortable.
If you have sensitive eyes, you may only be able to tolerate only premium contact lenses. That can cost you a lot of money.
There’s a great deal of maintenance associated with contact lenses since you need to replace them frequently. That maintenance adds up quickly!
Laser eye surgery does away with all these inconveniences. Even when it comes to money, it can save you in the long run.
Laser eye surgery can be pricey, but it’s a one-time expense. When you add up all you’ll save on glasses and contacts, the procedure pays for itself and then some.
So don’t wait! Schedule an appointment today for a commitment-free consultation for LASIK, PRK, or the EVO Visian ICL with one of the excellent surgeons at Herschel LASIK & Cataract Institute in Orlando, FL!