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Why LASIK and Working From Home Go Together

Posted on September 24, 2020

If you’ve found yourself at home a lot more than normal in the last few months, you’re not the only one. In fact, you may even be working from home!

You may be spending a lot more time on your computer looking at several screens, trying to get everything done. But if you wear glasses or contacts, they aren’t exactly doing you any favors right now.

Keep reading to find out why LASIK and working from home go together!

Your eyes are tired and fatigued from too much screen time

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There’s something about working at your office, surrounded by your co-workers that makes it so much easier to get up and take a break! But when you’re working from home, you probably aren’t taking nearly as many breaks.

Here’s the problem with that: your eyes are paying the cost. Eye fatigue is real and you could be suffering from it without even knowing it!

Known as digital eye strain, it occurs when you spend too much time looking at devices. This includes anything with a screen like your phone, your computer, your Kindle, your laptop…you name it, all of your devices are contributing to your eye fatigue.

One of the keys if you know you’ll be working from home for the foreseeable future is to take frequent breaks from the screen. If you wear contacts, you should be especially careful not to wear them in your eyes for more than eight hours at a time.

Wearing them for longer can make your eyes feel dry, irritated, and could even cause you pain!

LASIK has a short recovery time

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If you know you’ll be working from home for a bit and you’re frustrated with your glasses and contacts, there’s honestly never been a better time to have LASIK. What many people don’t realize is LASIK has a short recovery time.

You could book your procedure on a Friday (assuming you’re a good candidate) and be back working from home in your pajamas on Monday! If you had to take time off of work, it would be one or two days at the absolute most.

The best part, of course, is it would make it a lot easier to deal with sitting in front of those screens all day working. You could cut down on your eye fatigue symptoms just by getting a simple procedure!

Think of it as a way of making your work from home situation more productive.

You’ll save money, letting you spruce up your WFH space

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It seems a little unlikely that an elective medical procedure will save you money, but it’s true. Yes, LASIK does require you to pay the costs upfront, but here at Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute, we offer our patients financing options.

This is one of the easiest ways to make LASIK affordable! The other thing to consider is what you’ll no longer have to pay for after having LASIK. LASIK achieves visual freedom for patients, meaning you’ll no longer need to wear glasses or contacts!

For most people, this means you’ll save on average $500 every year because you won’t have to buy new contact lenses, glasses, or accessories! There are plenty of things that you can do with an extra $500 a year, but if you know you’ll be working from home for a while, why not use some of your LASIK savings to spruce up your space?

Buy some succulents, some nice pictures to put on your wall, and maybe even splurge on a new desk so you no longer have to camp out at your kitchen table to work! The options are endless, but getting LASIK is an investment in yourself.

Get used to your new look before showing it off to your coworkers

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Working from home means that you don’t have to be in front of as many people as you normally would be. You don’t have to see your coworkers when you go get water in the kitchen or stop in to talk to your boss at their office about a project.

Everything is virtual. It’s up to you whether you even tell anyone you’re having LASIK! Imagine the look on your coworker’s faces when you show off your new look without any glasses or contacts.

At the very least, they’ll notice your new self-confidence, even if it’s only seen through the screen on a Zoom happy hour!

Cut down on your morning routine

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You may not actually have a morning routine anymore. It may only consist of putting in your contact lenses, changing out of your pajamas into leggings, or your “nice” sweatpants, but it is a routine of some kind! If you’re no longer putting on makeup or bothering with a complicated skincare regime, getting LASIK will shave even more time off your morning routine.

In fact, it will even make basic tasks like showering and shaving even easier. No more fumbling because you can’t quite see in the shower without your contacts in.

That’s the true beauty of visual freedom without needing glasses or contacts to see. You can save yourself time and potentially some pain if you’re one of those people that sometimes shave off chunks of skin because they can’t see.

Do something for you and only you

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If you’ve bored of online shopping and the thrill that came from getting packages, it’s time to do something that’s just for you. Glasses and contacts are fine until they aren’t.

Some people just reach the point of no return and frustration with their visual aids sooner than others. If wearing a mask with your glasses is annoying and contacts only seem to irritate your eyes, there is something better!

LASIK is one of the best investments in yourself you can make! Besides, think of how much money you’ve already saved since you no longer have to drive back and forth to your office every day. It doesn’t take a lot to see that LASIK is worth it if you qualify for it.

Ready to make your working from home experience better? Schedule your LASIK consultation at Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute in Orlando, FL! Your eyes will thank you!