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Unexpected Benefits of LASIK

Written by Shannon Wong on October 4, 2017

Unexpected Benefits of LASIKLASIK surgery is the most popular laser vision correction procedure for improving eyesight compromised by a refractive error (e.g., nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism). Following LASIK, patients are able to see clearer while drastically reducing their dependence on glasses or contacts. But clearer vision isn’t the only benefit of LASIK. In this blog post, the trusted vision team at Austin Eye shares a few of the unexpected benefits of LASIK surgery.

Saves Money

Believe it or not, LASIK can actually help you save thousands of dollars in prescription eyewear. Consider the amount of money you spend on frames, lenses and cleaning supplies for eyeglasses and contacts. Research shows that these items can total up to tens of thousands of dollars over the years. Because of this, many LASIK patients believe the one time cost of LASIK is well worth the investment.

Enhances the Movie-going Experience

If you’re a cinema fanatic, LASIK can drastically improve your movie-going experience. With clearer vision, you can sit anywhere you like in the movie theater, without having to squint to see the screen.

Improves Athletic Performance

Do your glasses hold you back from playing your favorite sport? Wearing glasses when playing basketball, hockey or other sports can be not only distracting but dangerous as well. LASIK eliminates the discomfort and danger that come with playing sports while wearing glasses. LASIK also means you don’t have to worry about your contacts drying out when running or playing sports. With crisper, clearer vision, you will find that your athletic performance will soar.

Boosts Self-Confidence

Do you dislike the way you look with glasses? Our patients are happy to report that they love their glasses-free appearance after LASIK. Your confidence will surge once you don’t have to wear bulky or unattractive glasses.

Learn More about LASIK

The trusted eye doctors at Austin Eye have helped hundreds of patients enjoy the many benefits of LASIK. For more information on LASIK, including whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure, please schedule an appointment with our team by contacting our North Office at (512) 250-2020 or our Central office at (512) 454-2020.