If you’ve thought about getting LASIK but haven’t taken any steps toward correcting your vision, now is the time to take the plunge finally! LASIK is the perfect alternative to glasses and contact lenses for most people with refractive errors.
LASIK surgery can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Did you know that over 85% of patients who get a LASIK consultation make good candidates for the vision correction procedure?
LASIK is a simple, low-risk outpatient procedure with excellent results. You can achieve the vision of your dreams, especially if you get it now before the year ends.
But how does it work, and why should you get it now? Keep reading to learn why you should treat yourself to LASIK before the year ends!
What is LASIK?
LASIK is a refractive laser eye procedure. The vision correction procedure permanently changes how light refracts through your eye, correcting any refractive errors.
If you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, it’s due to the shape of your cornea, which affects your ability to see. The cornea is the clear, front part of your eye that light refracts through.
When the light hits the back of your eye, your retina translates the light into impulses that it sends to your brain. These impulses are how you see the world around you.
Light doesn’t refract correctly when your cornea has any imperfections to its shape, so the images you see appear blurry. By changing the shape of your cornea, a laser vision correction procedure like LASIK corrects refractive errors.
LASIK surgery accomplishes this by first creating a flap in your cornea and lifting it to reshape the tissue underneath. Then a laser is used to remove the corneal tissue under that flap to correct its shape following your precise refractive error.
The flap is then replaced, where it acts as a natural bandage as your eye heals. LASIK has incredible results, with most patients achieving 20/20 vision or better.
Most also eliminate their reliance on glasses and contact lenses! There are so many benefits to getting LASIK, especially now. Here are just a few:
LASIK surgery has a quick and easy initial recovery period. Most patients recover quickly enough to go back to work (with incredible vision) the day after their procedure.
Post-surgical discomfort is minimal and only lasts a few days at most. You only need to refrain from activities, like wearing eye makeup, swimming, and playing sports, for a few weeks.
After this initial recovery period, you’ll be able to go about your life as usual. Full recovery from LASIK takes 3-6 months, but all this means is that you won’t experience the final results of surgery until then.
When you get LASIK, you’ll start experiencing almost immediate visual improvement. From there, your vision will continue to improve as your eyes heal until you reach your peak vision once they fully recover.
If you get LASIK now, you’ll be back to normal in time for the holidays. You’ll go into the new year with your vision improving every day! Wouldn’t you love to have the best vision of your life before the holiday party season kicks off?
Say Goodbye to Contacts and Glasses
For most people, the main appeal of LASIK is being able to see without contacts or glasses. You know how inconvenient visual aids can be if you wear glasses and don’t like contacts or can’t wear them.
The lenses get dirty, fog up, and always get in the way when you wear headbands, protective eyewear, or hats to stay warm. Even resting your head on the couch to watch TV when you’re wearing glasses is hard!
Contacts aren’t much better. They can irritate your eyes and fall out at the most inconvenient times. And if you wear them too long, they dry out, making it hard to stay up late without switching to glasses.
If you’re someone that’s slept in your contacts, you know that it’s terrible for your eyes and should be avoided at all costs. There has to be something better, right?
LASIK does away with all these annoyances. The procedure is permanent and can give you years and years of crystal-clear vision. LASIK doesn’t prevent age-related eye conditions like presbyopia, but it does last.
Having LASIK also won’t prevent you from treating age-related eye conditions like cataracts. But that’s why you want to get LASIK now. The sooner you have it, the more years of incredible vision you’ll get out of it!
Get the Most out of the Holidays
If you get LASIK now, you’ll have excellent vision to enjoy the holidays to the fullest. Not only will you be able to tackle all those holiday chores like cooking and shopping without glasses and contacts getting in the way, but you can also enjoy the sights like never before.
Take in the lights, go all out with decorations, and watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve!
LASIK doesn’t just help you see without contacts or glasses. It also allows you to see better than you could, even with contacts or glasses! That’s because LASIK corrects your vision far beyond your original prescription. If you’ve ever dreamed of achieving vision that makes you stop and think you can see the tiniest details, LASIK can help you get there.
LASIK patients have better depth and color perception, making the whole world appear like it’s in high definition. What better time than the holidays to see everything around you in HD?
Don’t wait any longer for the vision of your dreams! Schedule an appointment today for your commitment-free LASIK consultation at Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute in Orlando, FL, to find out if LASIK is right for you. Haven’t you waited long enough already?