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What’s Stopping You From Having LASIK?

Posted on October 28, 2020

Wearing glasses or contacts can be such a drag. If you wear them, you know the hassles. You probably already know about LASIK, but there’s something stopping you from having it.

What is it? Whatever it is, it can’t be better than having permanently clear vision. Keep reading to learn why having LASIK is way better!

You’re scared

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Any kind of procedure or surgery can be scary. But LASIK doesn’t have to be scary. First of all, your eyes are completely numbed before the procedure starts, so you’ll never feel a thing.

Second, it doesn’t take very long at all to perform. Third, you need to have a lot of experience to call yourself a LASIK surgeon, so not just anyone can perform LASIK. It’s natural to be nervous, though.

Why not use your fear to propel you forward instead? Letting your fear hold you back from something as incredible as clear vision is almost a crime. Why would you want to continue wearing glasses or contacts when you could have a chance to say goodbye to them for good?

It seems too good to be true

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For a lot of things in life, if it seems too good to be true, it usually is. When it comes to LASIK, things really are as they seem. This is a procedure that will permanently correct your vision.

How is this possible? LASIK works because it involves reshaping your cornea and then fixes your refractive errors.

This includes nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism. Reshaping the cornea is a permanent thing.

Now, it is important to understand that LASIK cannot treat any future vision problems. So, you’ll probably still develop problems like cataracts or presbyopia when you’re older.

But when you have LASIK, you can look forward to decades and decades of clear vision without needing glasses or contacts to see!

You don’t want to go into debt to pay for LASIK

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You’re this close to pulling the trigger after having your LASIK consultation and finding out you’re a good candidate for the procedure, but you can’t do it. The cost is the thing that’s holding you back.

Yes, LASIK can seem like a lot to pay for, since it’s an elective procedure. Paying out of pocket for clear vision can seem a little counterintuitive.

But when was the last time you invested in yourself? A procedure like LASIK is one of the best ways to give back to yourself and save money at the same time.

How? Well, consider this. On average, most Americans spend an average of $500 every year on glasses, contacts, and their accessories.

Considering that’s the average, there’s a very good chance that you’re actually paying more than that. What if you no longer had to pay $500 or more every year to take care of your eyes?

What if you could spend that money on something else? Like a downpayment on your first house? Or opening your dream business in downtown Orlando?

It sounds a little crazy, but sometimes, a little extra money in your pocket can be enough to make your wildest dreams come true! Of course, the best part would be that you would finally have clear vision as well!

Did we also mention that LASIK typically pays for itself after only 2 years? If you’re concerned about how you’ll pay for LASIK, you can always consider financing.

This is the most common way that patients pay for their procedures. Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute offer many ways for patients to finance their LASIK procedures, so contact us to learn more.

You don’t want to take the time off work to recover

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How can you have a procedure like LASIK and go back to work after only a day or two? It seems impossible!

But LASIK has one of the fastest recovery times for refractive procedures. It’s one of the reasons why people choose LASIK, over and over again.

LASIK is not an invasive procedure and as long as you follow the instructions your surgeon provides you with, you can go back to work the next day. Right after LASIK, the best thing you can do is rest your eyes for a few hours at home.

They may be more sensitive than normal and may feel dry. But the next day, don’t be surprised if you start seeing the world in a whole new light already!

There’s a reason that LASIK has a 96% satisfaction rate with patients that have had it. That reason is that LASIK works.

You’re not sure if you’re a candidate

Maybe LASIK sounds like it could be a great procedure but you don’t know if you would be a candidate for it. Here are some of the most common factors that go into LASIK candidacy:


To have LASIK, you need to be at least 18 years old. Before this age, there’s a strong possibility that your eyes are still changing. Performing LASIK on someone whose eyes are not stable is not a good idea. If you’re under 18 years old, you’ll have to wait before you can safely have LASIK.

Stable prescription:

Besides age, you must have a stable prescription that’s remained unchanged for at least a year. Most LASIK surgeons want a patient that has a prescription that’s been stable for two years to be safe.

Not currently pregnant or nursing:

During pregnancy, there are many hormonal changes going on as your body adapts. One thing that can change is your vision.

It can take quite some time before your vision goes back to normal. For this reason, you cannot have LASIK if you’re currently pregnant or nursing. You should wait at least three months after you’ve completed nursing before having LASIK.

Thick enough corneas:

During your LASIK consultation at Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute, you’ll have the thickness of your corneas measured. This is a necessary part of the procedure, as LASIK does involve removing a small amount of corneal tissue to reshape the cornea.

If your corneas are too thin, removing even a tiny amount of tissue can lead to serious complications.

Don’t let your fears and worries stand in your way of finally having the clear vision you’ve always wanted. Schedule a LASIK consultation at Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute in Orlando, FL to find out if you could be a LASIK candidate!