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Is LASIK a Better Vision Correction Solution than Contacts?

Posted on October 27, 2019 by - LASIK

LASIK vs Contacts

If you have been wearing glasses or contacts since you were young because of a refractive error, it may not even occur to you that you have other options for vision correction. In fact, there is no reason to bother with the hassle and inconvenience of contacts if you don’t have to, when you could achieve clear, independent vision with LASIK.

Read on as Dr. Jay Schwartz of Schwartz Laser Eye Center reveals some of the reasons why LASIK is a better option than contacts.

Freedom and Convenience

Contacts may seem convenient but they are no match for what you can achieve with LASIK. LASIK provides freedom and independence to do the things you enjoy — whether that involves sports, art, travel, visiting friends or simply being outdoors.

You don’t have to worry about losing a contact while exercising or playing sports, or leaving your contact solution at home while traveling or staying overnight with a friend. You can do anything you want at a moment’s notice without stopping to consider whether you have your contact lens case or backup glasses.

And it’s not just the big moments in life that can be improved with clearer vision. There are so many simple pleasures, such as falling asleep without taking out your contacts, or waking up and looking at the clock without putting in your lenses.

Having independent vision without corrective eyewear will change your life!


Wearing contacts comes with a certain set of risks. If you wear contacts, you put yourself at risk of infections, corneal abrasions and ulcers. (In fact, contact lens infection is one of the leading causes of emergency room visits every year.) Even minor infections or abrasions can be painful and require costly, time-consuming care.

Like any other surgery, LASIK has its own risks. But thanks to advances in LASIK technique and the expertise of Dr. Schwartz, the procedure is safer and more predictable than ever.


Contacts can be expensive, and the costs to clean, store and replace the lenses can add up over time. Although the cost of LASIK is more than a box of contacts, it is a one-time cost. Also, our office offers financing to split the cost into manageable monthly payments.

Learn More about LASIK Today

If you are interested in achieving clear, independent vision with LASIK, you should schedule an in-person consultation with a qualified LASIK surgeon like Dr. Schwartz to discuss your options.

Not everyone is a candidate for this remarkable procedure; candidacy depends on factors like age, health and vision prescription.

To determine whether you are a candidate for LASIK, please request an appointment at Schwartz Laser Eye Center today.

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