December 17th, 2013
Lasik eye surgery is an innovative surgery that can permanently correct your vision problems so that you never have to wear glasses or contact lenses ever again. Imagine being able to wake up and see everything around you clearly without needing to stumble for your eyeglasses. And imagine never having to spend a lot of money on prescription eyewear or contact lenses. Now imagine never having to spend another dime or another minute on contact lens solutions that are necessary for keeping your lenses clean and comfortable every time you remove them and put them in your eyes. For the majority of the population that suffers with vision problems, these scenarios are a dream come true.
But is Lasik a good option for everyone? Or should certain individuals stick with cheap contacts instead? Continue reading for a breakdown of the benefits and drawbacks of both.
Lasik Surgery to Correct Your Vision
Talk to your eye doctor about whether or not you qualify for Lasik surgery to correct your vision problems. During this fast, painless procedure, the structure of your eye is corrected using a laser so that you will be able to see clearly all the time. Even people with astigmatism can have great results with this procedure, thereby eliminating the need for costly visits to the optometrist for expensive hard lenses or soft toric lenses that may not even provide optimal vision correction.
Problems with Lasik
However, some people find that, despite having Lasik surgery to correct their vision, years down the road they experience new vision problems. For example, they may not be able to see as well as night or their vision changes may suddenly require reading glasses. This is because your eyes continue to change as you age. Having Lasik surgery, therefore, does not prevent future vision problems. Rather, it corrects the way your eyes are in the present time only. Contact lenses, on the other hand, are always going to be available to correct your vision as it changes, whether it ends up getting worse, you need extra help reading things up-close, or you are lucky enough to maintain decent eye health after all and your prescription does not need to change after a certain age.
Weigh Your Options
If you want results right now and you are not too concerned about what may or may not happen with regards to your vision in the future, Lasik surgery is a great option.