Life after LASIK is not just about clarity, but also understanding: clear vision for the eyes, and the sudden realization, by many patients, that choosing laser vision correction — and achieving lifetime freedom from lenses — is something they should have done years before.
Here, experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Jay Schwartz of Phoenix-area Schwartz Laser Eye Center reviews the top benefits of LASIK, from cost to clarity.
1. Sharp Vision
By reshaping the cornea with a cool-to-the-touch surgical laser, an ophthalmological surgeon can ensure that images received by the eye are focused on the retina with maximum sharpness. The result is a high-definition view that features a whole new dimension in clarity.
2. No Adjustment Needed
For most patients, LASIK is a once-and-done procedure that permanently corrects vision. That means no more annual adjustments to your prescription. This long-lasting benefit of LASIK is especially true for patients who undergo the procedure after their eyes have fully matured.
3. Wide-Angle Views
After LASIK, your field of vision is wide open, without the visual intrusion of eyewear. You’ll enjoy the convenience and freedom of unlimited peripheral vision, the full panorama of life.
4. No Expensive Frames
Prescription lenses with frames can cost hundreds of dollars. If your prescription changes frequently, or if you simply have a habit of misplacing or cracking your glasses, the expense will be substantial.
5. Skip Contact Lens Fittings
Costs for contact lenses add up quickly, too. Depending on the recommended frequency of disposal, you will pay several hundreds of dollars each year for fresh lenses. Contacts that correct for astigmatism will be more expensive. During your regular eye exam, you will also pay extra for an additional contact lens fitting. LASIK eliminates all of these future expenses.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of LASIK, we invite you to schedule a personal consultation with skilled ophthalmologist Dr. Jay Schwartz at his Phoenix, Glendale or Scottsdale office by calling or emailing Schwartz Laser Eye Center today.