There’s a reason LASIK eye surgery is so popular. After the procedure, most patients wish they had made the decision to undergo LASIK surgery years before. That’s the difference LASIK makes in their vision and lives. LASIK specialist Dr. M. Farooq Ashraf of The Atlanta Vision Eye Clinic in Dubai discusses the top benefits of laser eye surgery.
1. Freedom From Glasses and Contact Lenses
Freedom from wearing glasses or contact lenses to see clearly is a prime LASIK benefit. Wake up every morning and start the day without having to find your eyeglasses or insert contact lenses. No longer having to clean glasses and contact lenses saves time.
Expect a boost in confidence after freeing yourself from glasses and contact lens dependence with LASIK.
2. Better Vision
Your vision should improve after LASIK surgery. Most patients see more clearly after LASIK than they did while wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. Improved vision is obvious within one day or less after LASIK.
3. Freedom To Enjoy Sports
Lots of sports are easier to play when not wearing glasses. There are no glasses to fog up while playing sports in the winter or in inclement weather. There’s no risk of eyeglasses breaking during practice or a competition, potentially resulting in serious eye injury. Enjoy swimming without worrying about losing your contact lenses or misplacing your glasses. If you’ve ever experienced glasses slipping down your nose while running, that is now part of the past.
Depth perception generally improves with LASIK, a critical factor in athletic endeavors.
4. Ease of Recovery
LASIK surgery usually takes 30 minutes or less. Numbing drops placed in the eye mean no discomfort. Recovery is usually uneventful, and downtime is minimal. Just avoid strenuous exercise for a week post-surgery and refrain from wearing eye makeup for the same period.
In addition, after LASIK you are no longer bothered by itching or watery eyes sometimes caused by contact lenses.
5. Cost Savings
While there’s an initial cost to LASIK surgery, over time you’ll save money. There’s no longer a need to replace your eyeglasses every few years. Not only do you save on the cost of contact lenses, but there’s no need to purchase the necessary cleaning and disinfection materials.
You also don’t have to worry about wearing dated eyeglass frames. Styles go in and out of fashion, but that’s no longer your concern.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of LASIK surgery and whether you are a candidate for the procedure, schedule a consultation with ophthalmologist Dr. M. Farooq Ashraf today. If you aren’t a LASIK candidate, he can discuss alternatives.