If you have vision problems, you may have considered getting LASIK, which is laser eye surgery. Many people love the idea of having better vision but aren’t sure if the process is worth it. Here are five great reasons to consider ditching glasses and getting the best vision of your life.
1. Your vision is better than ever.
Most people with vision problems are either nearsighted or farsighted. If you’re nearsighted, you may find that anything more than a few feet away becomes a colorful blob. On the other hand, if you’re farsighted.
With LASIK, you’ll be able to see things that are both near and far. Along with the fact that this procedure may be able to resolve any vision problems you have, some people are able to achieve better than 20/20 vision. We’re not promising that having 20/15 vision will grant you superpowers, but with LASIK, you’ll be able to read the fine print and see into the distance without glasses or contacts.
2. You can buy non-prescription, UV ray sunglasses from anywhere, including the Dollar Store!
Unless your idea of high fashion is to wear two sets of glasses – a pair of sunglasses on top of your prescription glasses – your options for going outside on sunny days are limited to being blinded by bright light or forking over a lot of money for prescription sunglasses.
There are transition glasses that become darker in bright lights, but they aren’t cheap to buy, and they don’t always work well in certain lighting situations.
If you need to see something in bright lights without shading, you’re out of luck with transition lenses. The alternative is to buy two pairs of glasses.
Of course, if you get LASIK, you can get any type of sunglasses you like without worrying about the cost. Dollar store sunglasses will work just as well as expensive ones, and if you lose a pair of regular sunglasses after you’ve had LASIK, it doesn’t result in you needing to visit the optometrist.
3. You can watch TV in bed.
When you wear glasses, doing things like relaxing or lying down when you don’t intend to sleep becomes an ordeal. Even glasses that are comfortable aren’t generally designed to fit well and feel good when they’re being mashed between your face and a pillow or a couch cushion. While there are glasses with spring hinges that can flex both in and out, this only keeps them from breaking and does nothing to prevent the feeling of your glasses fighting back against your face.
Even glasses that are comfortable aren’t generally designed to fit well and feel good when they’re being smashed between your face and a pillow or a couch cushion. While there are glasses with spring hinges that can flex both in and out, this only keeps them from breaking and does nothing to prevent the feeling of your glasses fighting back against your face.
When you get LASIK, you can watch TV in bed, lying on the couch or in just about any place or position without worrying about breaking your glasses, losing them in the bedding or doing anything but enjoying the ability to see.
4. Less sinus pressure and headaches from frames resting over your nose bridge all day or frames squeezing behind your ears.
It’s hard to find glasses that fit well. If they’re too tight, they’ll pinch your face and cause headaches. Your alternative is a pair of glasses that are loose, which means you’ll spend most of your day shoving them back up your nose. This is something that is particularly annoying during the summer when sweat on your face just encourages your glasses to attempt to escape your face.
There’s also the fact that if anything happens to your glasses to alter the frame, they’ll often find new and unique ways to pinch your face and not fit properly. Of course, with LASIK, these are all problems that happen to other people.
5. You can actually see first thing in the morning
Much like the trouble that comes with struggling to make coffee in the morning because you haven’t had your coffee yet, trying to find your glasses without being able to see anything can be a bit of a chore. Few people look forward to casting about to find their glasses, which often has a bonus side effect of knocking things over and resulting in general disarray to nightstands. If you’re woken up to deal with an emergency, this process generally involves even more flailing that usual.
If you’ve had LASIK, you can just open your eyes and see things. No hopeful groping, no knocking over glasses of water and no more amusing tableaus for any bystanders.
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