We receive a lot of questions about LASIK. Patients are concerned about the price, or about the recovery time, or how long the surgery will last.
And the truth is, there are many different factors you have to weigh when you are considering LASIK surgery. So how do you know when it is time to make the leap and get LASIK?
Obviously, this is a question only you can answer. But to help you out, here are five signs you should invest in LASIK:
- You’re always losing your contact lenses
Most people find contacts to be less cumbersome than glasses. But contacts do come with their own share of hassles. Just ask anyone who has had a contact fall out in the middle of a concert or at a restaurant.
If you are constantly losing your contacts and are sick of paying for replacements, it may be time for you to look into LASIK.
- Your contacts are constantly irritating your eyes
Many people don’t respond well to contacts. In particular, allergy sufferers often struggle with wearing contacts. If you can’t keep your contacts in for more than a few hours a day or if you constantly have dry, irritated eyes, LASIK may be for you.
- Your contacts or glasses cause a problem at work
Not every job is friendly to people who wear prescription eyewear. Some manufacturing jobs can make it unsafe to wear contacts. And if your job requires you to wear a mask, then glasses are out.
Even if you sit and work at a computer all day, you may find that your eyes are constantly dry from your contacts. The point is, LASIK can help you make your day job more enjoyable.
- You regularly miss out on your favorite activities
Do you regularly opt out of fun activities like going to the pool, participating in sports, or going to events with friends because of your contacts? Have you ever found yourself at a nice restaurant but unable to read the menu because you left your glasses at home? This may be a sign you need LASIK.
- You’re a healthy adult who is sick of contacts and glasses
Do you need any more reason than this? If you are a healthy adult and your prescription hasn’t changed in several years, you may be a great candidate for LASIK. Contact our Newport Beach office today to schedule your LASIK consultation!