Do you experience blurry vision, either when viewing objects close-up or from a distance? You may have a refractive error, which usually presents as nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. And while these vision issues are often corrected through contact lenses or glasses, there are also plenty of advantages of LASIK surgery as an alternative option. If you’ve been wanting better vision, without the need for corrective lenses, you can schedule it now and enter the year 2020 with 20/20 vision.
When should you get LASIK?
The answer to this question can really only be decided between you and your eye doctor, but the sooner you get LASIK (if you’re a good candidate), the more money you can save in the long run. Contacts and contact lens solutions can cost approximately $350 per year. Glasses purchased every two can cost another $350 on average. Let’s say you get laser eye surgery at age 22 vs. 32. In those extra 10 years you would’ve saved over $5,000! And that’s not including eye exams or additional pairs of glasses, like prescription sunglasses.
The bottom line? There’s no time like the present, as long as you and your doctor agree it’s the best vision correction option for you and your eyes.
Advantages of LASIK Surgery
Not only can LASIK laser eye surgery fix nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, but it also is virtually painless and requires minimal downtime during the healing process. You’ll need someone to drive you to and from the procedure, but you’ll likely be able to resume normal activities (with a few exceptions) the very next day.
The surgery is also cost-effective. When you calculate the expenses normally incurred by contact lens fitting exams, contact lenses themselves, contact solution, glasses and prescription checks, LASIK usually ends up saving individual’s money in the long-term. At Horizon Eye Specialists and LASIK Center we even have many attractive LASIK financing options available to make paying for laser eye surgery realistic for nearly any budget.
We can help you figure out whether your insurance covers any part of the procedure, or whether your employer’s flex plan can be used toward the cost. We also offer a Wells Fargo Health Advantage Credit Card to patients (subject to credit approval), if they need longer-term financing help.
As you think about your goal of clear vision, without the need for corrective lenses, ask yourself why not now? There’s truly no time like the present, and you could be entering 2020 with 20/20 vision* if you plan your laser eye surgery now. Contact us to schedule a LASIK evaluation.
*Individual results may vary.