LASIK is Worth It and Here’s Why

By now, most people have at least heard of LASIK. After all, it is the most popular medical elective procedure you can undergo, and it has become more accessible in recent years. 

But many people who want LASIK are often hesitant to go through with the procedure. For most, it’s either due to the price or because they have a fear of laser surgery. 

If you’re one of those people, you should know that LASIK is an affordable, low-risk, and highly effective procedure. Not only that, but it’s well worth having. Keep reading to learn why LASIK is worth it!

A Long-Term Investment

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Although you may not realize it, getting LASIK is a long-term investment. The cost of LASIK varies. It depends on the strength of your prescription, where you live, and the practice that’s performing the procedure. 

What you should know if you’re considering the procedure is that you don’t want to go to a practice that offers LASIK at rock-bottom prices. If you see this, it’s a red flag. 

If you are nervous about how much LASIK will cost you, we offer patients affordable payment options here at New England Eye Center. If you’re considering LASIK, you shouldn’t let something like how much a procedure costs stand in your way of clearer vision.

With monthly payment plans that include zero down payment and zero-percent financing for up to 24 months, as well as zero prepayment penalties, it’s never been easier to afford LASIK while sticking to your budget. Most of the people that choose LASIK use a payment plan to help them pay for the procedure. 

In as little as two years, you could have your LASIK eye surgery paid off in full! Besides being affordable, LASIK will even save you money in the long run. 

Think about how much you spend on glasses and contacts every year. With LASIK, you no longer need glasses or contacts, so you get to save all that money you would otherwise have to spend. 

Because LASIK is a permanent procedure, you’ll get your money’s worth and more. After a few years, LASIK starts to pay for itself with all the money you save!

Painless Procedure

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Another common worry about LASIK is the procedure itself. Many people find the idea of using lasers to reshape your eyes scary, but it’s not. For one thing, LASIK is a painless procedure.  

While remaining awake, you’ll have your eyes numbed with special eye drops. These eye drops help to ensure that you won’t feel any pain at all while you’re having LASIK. 

LASIK works because it reshapes your cornea and corrects any refractive errors. These include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. 

You only need a topical anesthetic because only the front part of your eye, the cornea, is being reshaped. The lasers reshape your cornea, taking only a few minutes at most per eye. LASIK is over after about thirty minutes for most patients, but you’ll need to stay until your LASIK surgeon clears you to go home. 

As for recovery, many people feel well enough to go to work the day after they have LASIK surgery. Your eyes may feel a little irritated for a day or two, but they should feel just fine within a week, even before your eyes have fully healed. 

As long as you follow your eye doctor’s post-surgical care instructions, recovery is as easy and painless as the procedure itself!

Visual Freedom

If you’ve struggled to see most of your life, you know all about the annoyances of glasses and contacts. Glasses can be fragile, easily lost, and hard to see through sometimes due to fog or dirty lenses. 

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How many times have you had to rub off something from your glasses, only to find all you have to clean them with is the hem of your shirt? After cleaning them with your shirt, you end up with smears all over the lenses from your fingers. 

Of course, you can avoid all that by wearing contacts, but those come with a whole new set of problems.

Contacts work well for many people, but they can be uncomfortable, especially if you wear them for too long. They tend to dry out your eyes and can even make them more prone to infection. 

When they irritate your eyes, the best thing to do is to take a break from wearing them, but then that means wearing glasses again. 

When you get LASIK, you can do away with these tiny but frustrating inconveniences. Having LASIK surgery will allow you to see without any visual aid. 

Instead, you’ll be able to see with your eyes. Who wouldn’t love to say they’ve attained visual freedom from glasses and contacts?

Make Way for Adventure

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With visual freedom, you can do more of the things that you love. Being spontaneous is easier when you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to see. 

You’ll be able to enjoy special events, travel, and even everyday outings more after having LASIK. If you’ve wanted to go on an outdoor adventure to climb a mountain or hike the Appalachian Trail, LASIK will help you follow your dreams and get the most out of every experience. 

When you don’t have to rely on anything but your own eyes to see, planning for adventures and getting up and going wherever the world takes you is a far better experience.

A Whole New World

LASIK can help you see without contacts or glasses, but it can also help you see even better than you ever could when you wore contacts or glasses. Studies have shown that patients who get LASIK have better depth perception and a greater visual field. 

Patients also often report that colors seem brighter and more vibrant. Seeing without looking through a lens lets you see the world in a whole different light.

Want to see the world as it was always meant to be seen? Schedule a LASIK consultation at New England Eye Center in Boston, MA, to get started! Are you ready to take a chance on clearer vision?

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