Independence Day is just around the corner, and along with it comes the promise of fun, celebration and hopefully a really good fireworks show. When you’re planning all the festivities of this holiday (and other summertime activities), think about how nice it would be to see clearly without the need for contacts or glasses. Is it time to finally give yourself the gift of LASIK laser eye surgery?
Getting LASIK surgery is not only convenient, but also highly effective. The surgeon will put numbing drops in your eye, and then use a small blade or laser to cut a flap so the cornea will be reshaped. Then the flaps are put back in place. The procedure lasts about 30 minutes and, while full recovery can take a couple weeks, you can usually resume normal activity within 24 hours. One of the reasons that LASIK is such an attractive option to so many people because it’s known to be virtually painless, with no need for bandages or stitches afterward.
The most obvious LASIK benefits are clear vision and no need to hassle with glasses or contacts anymore (or the exams needed to keep prescriptions up to date). These upsides are especially great to enjoy during summer, when you want to take in that firework display with crystal clear eyesight or wear your sunglasses outside (and not have to awkwardly place them on top of your eyeglasses).
LASIK is the most common way to correct refractive vision issues like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism, and immediately improves your eyesight. And more than 80 percent of patients ultimately achieve 20/20 visual acuity for the long term. So, laser eye surgery will get you ready to enjoy that upcoming Fourth of July fireworks show. But the benefits will endure through all the seasons, through next year’s fireworks show and through other holidays and events for years and years to come.So… is now your time? Take our quiz to find out if you’re a good candidate for LASIK by clicking here. Then, schedule a consultation! Contact us today for more information.