Is LASIK Eye Surgery Right for You?

If you’re a busy mom who wears glasses, you know what a hassle it can be.

If your child wakes you up in the middle of the night, you have to grope for your glasses.

If you take the kids swimming, you have to either take off the glasses (and risk not seeing two feet in front of you), or you have to wear the glasses in the pool and deal with all the water spots.

If you take the kids out to play in the snow on a cold winter day, chances are you won’t be able to see when you first enter the house because your glasses will steam up.

You get the idea.

Wearing glasses when you have small kids is not always easy.  For that reason, LASIK eye surgery may be on your mind.

However, some may worry that LASIK eye surgery is too expensive to afford.  While it can be expensive and not all insurance companies pay, there are financial benefits.

If you wear glasses now, you likely have to have an eye exam and a new pair of glasses every year or two.  Without optical insurance, you’re likely paying $500 or $600 at a time.  Keep in mind as you age that you’ll also need bifocals, which can cost a bit more.

If you’re someone who likes to wear contacts but also likes to have a current prescription pair of glasses, your expenses at your optical appointment can easily double.

Add these expenses up, and you’ll see that laser eye surgery will pay for itself within a decade or so.  Plus, you won’t have to experience the inconvenience of wearing glasses.

If you’re concerned about the health consequences of laser surgery, a professional from one of the local LASIK clinics would be glad to speak with you and ease your mind.  Many people have undergone LASIK eye surgery with no ill effects.

While there are some measures you have to take to protect your eyes after the surgery such as wearing sunglasses regularly when out in the sun, there is very little in the way of lifestyle change that is required.  In general, most people love to no longer have to rely on contacts or glasses.  Being able to see clearly anywhere, anytime, is a wonderful thing.

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