Have you been thinking about getting LASIK? Do you ever wonder what life would be like after LASIK eye surgery? Making the decision with your doctor to get LASIK is life changing! Doctors can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism with LASIK. Here are six things to expect after LASIK:
Goodbye Glasses and Contacts
One of the most exciting things to expect after LASIK is that you won’t need your glasses or contacts. You no longer need to remember to order contacts and solution every month. You can also say goodbye to worrying about breaking your glasses.
Also, if you’re in the military, good vision is important for your job. Not needing to wear glasses or contacts simplifies things.
Glasses or contacts can make tasks more difficult. Let’s not forget that soldiers abroad might not have easy access to eye doctors, contacts, or replacement glasses.
Some of these responsibilities are life-saving and they need to perform them easily. This applies to first responders too.
You will notice your vision change after your procedure. Within a few hours after your LASIK eye surgery, you will notice your vision changing.
Your vision significantly improves within 24 hours. Within 48 hours post-surgery, you will be able to go back to doing some of your normal activities.
Getting LASIK can improve your vision. Most patients end up with 20/20 vision or better after LASIK. Even if you don’t end up with 20/20 vision, most patients don’t need glasses or contacts!
The post-surgery results are dependent on your prescription before LASIK. Although uncommon, your vision could return to your old prescription.
This can be because of several conditions. If this happens, you should contact your doctor.
Take Part in Activities
After surgery, you can take part in activities that glasses or contacts complicated. Wearing glasses while playing sports can be difficult, nerve-wracking and stressful.
No one wants to break their glasses, have to buy new ones or wear sports goggles. Getting LASIK lets you play sports or take part in activities how you want to.
LASIK will save you money. Even though the upfront cost of LASIK seems high, it can pay for itself over time.
Consider how much you spend on glasses, contacts, and solution now. After LASIK, you don’t have to buy these things anymore!
Over time, not having these costs will cover the cost of LASIK and in the future will save you money.
Reduce Allergy Symptoms
When you wear contacts, you touch your eyes a lot. You need to put them in, take them out and adjust them during the day.
If you have bad allergies and touch your eyes a lot, that pollen is getting in your eyes. Getting pollen in your eyes only makes your allergy symptoms worse! LASIK gives you fewer reasons to touch your eyes, especially during allergy season.
LASIK is life-changing but it’s not for everyone. Do you think that you’re ready for LASIK? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Metro Eye Care in Paramus, NJ today!