If you’ve been wearing glasses or contact lenses for a long time, they probably have become a normal part of your routine. But if you really think about it, are they the most convenient option? For active people in particular, the best vision correction option is usually laser eye surgery. Here’s a look at some of the key LASIK benefits you can expect.
Even though glasses and contact lenses are fairly versatile, there are still many applications in which they make activities cumbersome. If you wear glasses, for instance, you won’t be able to have clear vision while scuba diving or snorkeling. Sure, there are some prescription masks out there, but there are no guarantees you’ll be able to find your correct prescription.
Contact lenses are more convenient than glasses, but they can still complicate your ability to engage in certain activities. For instance, what if you want to try dirt biking? Even with sunglasses, getting dirt in your eyes can irritate your contact lenses and leave your eyes feeling gritty, if not experiencing even worse symptoms like redness, dry eye or damage.
With LASIK, you’re free to enjoy any and all sports or outdoor hobbies. You no longer have to have the fear of not being able to see (thanks to leaving your glasses behind) or ruining your content lenses and/or irritating your eyes.
Another of the key LASIK benefits for adventurous spirits is how clear vision goes hand-in-hand with spontaneity. If you’re the type of person to pick up and take a spur-of-the-moment road trip, you don’t have to worry about packing enough contact solution for the journey or having an extra pair of lenses on hand in case something happens to your first pair. Like going camping? You don’t need to stress about risking infection, since you won’t be able to properly wash your hands before handling your lenses at a remote campsite. LASIK gives you the freedom to get up and go - whenever, wherever you want, without having to plan ahead for your glasses or contact lenses.
It’s safe to say LASIK is the best vision correction option for active people. Interested in learning more? Give our laser eye center a call today to set up an exam.