If you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, you probably have to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly for everyday activities. Although these devices allow individuals to function better, they have certain drawbacks that can get in the way of the things you want, or need, to do. Here are four signs that indicate it may be time to let go of your eyeglasses or contact lenses and look into LASIK vision correction surgery.
You Play Sports That Make Wearing Corrective Lenses Unsafe
If you are athletic, you may engage in activities that involve a great deal of body contact, such as football, soccer or other highly interactive sports. Clearly, eyeglasses are not suitable for these activities, and even contact lenses can become dislodged or fall out. Vision correction with LASIK surgery allows you to see clearly without glasses or contacts, so you can perform at your highest level.
You Enjoy Water Sports and Activities
If you are a swimming, scuba diving or snorkeling enthusiast, vision correction can be a problem. Eyeglasses don’t stay on, contact lenses can fall out and having specially ground equipment can be expensive. Lasik vision correction surgery can provide a practical solution for seeing clearly while doing underwater activities.
Contact Lenses Are Uncomfortable
Contact lenses allow individuals to see clearly without eyeglasses, but they can have a number of problems that make them a less than perfect solution. Lenses need regular cleaning and care to ensure hygienic use, and they can sometimes cause eye irritation and infection. Even people who have worn contact lenses for a number of years may find their eyes have become more sensitive, with dry eyes and frequent irritation. Your optometrist can determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, which allows you to see clearly without the need for inserting contact lenses into the eyes daily.
You Can’t Function without Vision Correction
If you’re unable to do even small tasks safely, such as going to the bathroom during the night, without glasses or contact lenses, you would benefit greatly from having LASIK vision correction. The surgery would allow you to see clearly immediately on getting up and there’s no worry about “finding” your glasses before getting out of bed.
Lasik eye surgery has been a boon to all individuals who have refractive errors in their vision and must rely on eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly. But for some people, LASIK surgery is more like a necessity, one that allows them to engage in their favorite activities more comfortably and with less worry. Talk to your optometrist today about LASIK eye surgery that will simplify your life.