What Makes LASIK Worth It?

What Makes LASIK Worth It?

February 14th, 2024

LASIK surgery is one of the most popular elective procedures in the United States and has a tremendous record of safety and success. Over ninety percent of people who have had LASIK are happy with their results.

Deciding whether LASIK is right for you is a significant decision. The procedure is an investment, but many people find its benefits worth it.

Keep reading to learn what makes LASIK worth it!

What is LASIK?

LASIK is the abbreviation for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. It’s a procedure where an eye doctor uses specialized lasers to reshape the cornea and improve vision.

LASIK can correct common refractive errors, including astigmatism and nearsightedness. Most people find that LASIK enhances vision, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contacts.

LASIK can often correct vision as well as glasses or contacts. In addition, you may find that the quality of your vision seems better after LASIK. 

You won’t have to worry about dirt or smudges on glasses. Your vision won’t be affected by your contacts getting dry or slipping and compromising your vision.  

LASIK is a quick procedure that can provide you with greater visual freedom, among many other benefits.

Costs of LASIK 

LASIK is a significant financial investment. It can cost several thousand dollars for the procedure. 

However, it’s worth remembering that LASIK is a one-time expense. It often pays for itself within a few years when you consider what you’ll save on contacts and glasses. 

Contact lenses can cost hundreds of dollars per year. Even if you have vision insurance, it may not cover the the total costs for prescription glasses or contact lenses, so you’ll have out-of-pocket costs every year. 

Quality of Life Improvements

LASIK can improve your confidence, as well as your vision. You might find that not needing glasses makes you feel better about how you look.

This can improve your confidence for job interviews, presentations, and social events. Not needing glasses or contacts for vision correction can make everyday activities easier. 

You may enjoy activities like working out and swimming more when you don’t have to worry about how well you’ll be able to see. You won’t need to pack enough contacts for travel or worry about losing a pair of glasses while you’re away from home. 

Outdoor activities will be more fun when you don’t have to worry about rain on your glasses or dealing with contacts at the beach. Many people who have had LASIK say that the procedure has allowed them to be more spontaneous.

LASIK can also benefit the environment. The materials in glasses and contacts cannot be easily recycled.

Millions of disposable contact lenses, contact lens packages, and discarded glasses can wind up in landfills. Getting LASIK reduces the need for glasses and contacts and also reduces the amount of waste you add to landfills each year. 

Do you want to learn more about LASIK or determine if it’s the right investment for you? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Laser Eye Center in Huntsville, AL, today!