You take the time to worry about your heart and your lungs, so why wouldn't you think about your eye health? If you are like most people, it might be because you don't know that much about how to take care of your eyes. Fortunately, I have been working with other people to teach them about eye health for the past twenty years. My father lost his eyesight because of a few bad decisions, and I don't want to see other people go down that path. Read here to learn why you should exercise, eat right, and see your eye doctor regularly.
If you have decided that you are tired of wearing glasses, then you may be trying to decide whether you should go with contact lenses or have Lasik eye surgery. If your optometrist has verified that you are a good candidate for either, then there are some things you should consider that will help you to decide which option is going to work out the best for you. Read the information below to learn about both contacts and Lasik eye surgery so you can make an informed decision.
Contacts are affordable
When you are going back and forth with whether contacts or Lasik surgery is the best choice for you, money may be one of the things you need to consider. Most vision policies tend to cover exams and prescription glasses only and this means you will have to pay out of pocket for contacts or Lasik surgery. Contacts are more affordable than surgery and you can purchase your contacts in bulk or a few at a time, depending on which works best for your finances.
Contacts can be purchased in different styles
Contacts come in many different types and styles. This allows you to purchase ones that work for your lifestyle, budget and preferences. In fact, you can even purchase contacts that come in different colors. When you where the colored contacts it will change the look of your eyes. You can also purchase contacts that last for a month or ones that you are expected to throw out after a few times of wearing them.
Lasik eye surgery is quick and nearly painless
Lasik eye surgery is a one-time procedure that takes less than an hour to complete. You will need to have someone drive you home from the procedure, but you will be in and out in the same day. You should expect your vision to be as corrected as it's going to get from the surgery in just a few days. While you may feel some slight discomfort right after, the procedure is not painful.
Lasik eye surgery is a permanent fix
Once you have Lasik eye surgery, you won't have to worry about doing anything to correct your vision each day. Your optometrist may give you some eye drops to use for a while and will want to see you for a follow-up exam and this will be the extent of maintenance you will need to worry about.
Choosing the best option for your individual needs will help you to enjoy corrected vision without a lot of hassle and worry.