If you have a refractive error that makes your vision blurry at certain distances, you are hardly alone — about half of American adults have at least one refractive error. Although prescription lenses are a great way to achieve clear vision, wearing glasses or contacts poses some of its own challenges. That’s why so many patients seek LASIK here at Austin Eye. Read on to learn more about how LASIK can improve your life.
1. Better Vision
Starting with the obvious, your vision should be dramatically better after LASIK. Whether you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, LASIK can help make your vision less blurry at specific distances. Many patients develop vision that is 20/20 or better, with some even finding that their improved vision is better than it was with their prescription lenses.
2. No Need to Worry About Forgetting/Losing Your Lenses
Forgetting to bring your glasses with you when you leave the house can make your whole day more challenging, but you should have no such concerns after having LASIK. Furthermore, if you are prone to misplace your glasses and are ready to stop having to blindly hunt them down around your house, then LASIK can be a great solution.
3. Improved Confidence
Some people look more attractive in glasses, while others do not. If you feel more beautiful without lenses or have had trouble finding frames that suit your face, LASIK is a great way to start feeling more confident in your appearance and in social situations.
4. No Time Wasted on Contacts
For a long time, people who did not want to wear glasses had one main option: contact lenses. Contacts require a good amount of work, however: you must clean them daily and spend time safely inserting and removing them. After LASIK, you can eliminate these steps from your daily routine and spend time on something else instead.
5. Exercise More Freely
Glasses make playing sports and running around more difficult. If they are not a perfect fit for your face, they can slide around. Sports with balls or possible physical contact can potentially knock off and break your glasses. With LASIK, competing and running become so much easier, and your depth perception can improve, too. While you do not need to be a professional athlete to find these benefits worthwhile, it is no wonder that so many people who compete at elite levels have LASIK for reliable vision improvement.
Schedule a Consultation
Our expert team of eye doctors are happy to answer all your questions about LASIK so you can make an informed, confident decision about your vision. To schedule a consultation at our Northwest or Westlake offices, please call (512) 250-2020.