Lasik is a popular vision correction option because it may reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. If you are on the fence about having vision-correction surgery, there are different situations where going the Lasik route might be a better option.
You Need Significant Vision Correction
When you have a strong prescription for eyeglasses or contacts, it may limit your options. In the case of contact lenses, most manufacturers may not make prescriptions strong enough for your eyes. Most people who require a strong prescription for vision correction find wearing eyeglasses can be unappealing, because they may be limited in frame choices and their lenses may be unusually thick. Lasik may be a good option for several reasons. Although the goal of the procedure is to prevent the need for eyeglasses or contacts, some people may be satisfied if they have their vision corrected enough to make wearing corrective lenses easier and less costly.
Your Work Of Lifestyle
Your work or lifestyle can make Lasik a better option over glasses or contacts. For example, if you work around hazards chemicals or in laboratories where you cannot safely wear contacts. Even wearing safety glasses may not be enough to prevent vapors from being absorbed into contact lenses and causing significant irritation and damage to your eyes. The alternative for many people is to wear eyeglasses in these environments. Although it is safer, safety glasses do not always fit properly over eyeglasses, causing discomfort and potentially reducing the protective effects of safety glasses. Having laser correction could potentially eliminate the need for any vision correction. Other settings where vision correction measures are not always ideal are working in potentially dangerous environments, such as being a firefighter, military personnel, or a police office, where losing a contact lens at the wrong time could be hazardous.
You Need A Cost-Effective Option
When you consider the long-term costs associated with yearly eye exams, and buying eyeglasses and/or contact lenses, the need for vision correction can be significant over your lifetime. If you have the opportunity for Lasik, especially if you have concerns about your finances or future vision coverage this may be the time to consider the surgery. The potential outcome is many years without the need for vision correction, which can be critical for people who are anticipating changes in their insurance coverage and may not have the resources for maintaining their current vision correction method.
If you have the resources, the potential for long-term vision correction with laser surgery is ideal. The freedom from glasses and contact lenses can make life and work easier.