For many individuals, the prospect of life without glasses or contact lenses is alluring. The ability to wake up to clearer surroundings without the hassle of corrective eyewear is one of many reasons patients of all ages are interested in permanent vision correction through LASIK.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) has become increasingly popular and accessible among those burdened by vision imperfections. Let’s delve into the reasons why patients of Kugler Vision love their LASIK and explore the life-changing benefits of improved eyesight.
1. Rapid results.
One of the most notable aspects of LASIK is the rapid improvement in vision. Many patients report a significant change as soon as the procedure is done, while most see huge differences by the next day.
This is not only gratifying but also transformative, with patients being able to enjoy clear vision so quickly following their procedures. This heightened acuity can make everyday tasks like reading, driving and using digital devices more comfortable and more comfortable on the eyes—from day one.
2. Freedom from eyewear.
Obviously, LASIK offers a long-term solution that can reduce or even eliminate dependence on inconvenient and expensive visual aids. The daily ritual of cleaning and managing contact lenses or searching for misplaced glasses is a thing of the past after LASIK. This newfound freedom to swim, exercise and engage in outdoor activities without worrying about glasses or contacts is a liberating experience.
With the elimination of glasses or contacts, many individuals consequently find themselves more inclined to participate in a greater variety of sports, hobbies and spontaneous adventures that benefit from unencumbered vision.
Although the initial cost of LASIK may seem high, it is economically advantageous. The cumulative expense of purchasing and maintaining glasses or contacts, along with contact solutions and accessories, will far surpass the one-time investment in LASIK over a lifetime. In fact, LASIK now can pay for itself in a few short years for most people.
Advances in technology have made LASIK one of the safest elective procedures available today, and more people are candidates for the procedure than ever before. Additionally, we offer more FDA-approved vision correction technologies for patients who may not be ideal candidates for LASIK.
LASIK can also help you stay safer overall, thanks to better perception of the world around you. It corrects certain types of astigmatism that distort objects and surroundings and contribute to poor night vision, resulting in clearer and safer driving, especially after dark.
5. Boost in confidence.
Improved vision can lead to a boost in self-esteem and quality of life. Activities that were once challenging or impossible due to poor eyesight become enjoyable after LASIK, and the ease of navigating daily life without visual constraints is a profound change that many patients cherish.
As you can see, laser vision correction offers a host of advantages besides improved vision. From the immediate and lasting effects on eyesight to the broader impacts on lifestyle, confidence and budget, LASIK has the power to transform lives. Those who have undergone the procedure often speak of it as a pivotal moment that opened their eyes to a brighter, clearer world.
As with any medical decision, it’s important to consult with a qualified ophthalmologist to determine if LASIK is the right choice for you. Take the LASIK Self-Test to see if you’re a candidate, then schedule a no-obligation eye exam and surgical consultation with Kugler Vision.
As modern vision correction specialists, we at Kugler Vision are committed to serving Omaha LASIK patients’ needs on the journey to a life free from visual barriers. Take the first step with a thorough eye analysis to determine if you qualify for Modern LASIK. Omaha-area patients who aren’t candidates for LASIK may be candidates for one of our 6 other advanced vision correction treatments. Book online at LASIKOmaha.com.
Dr. Drew Dickson is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in LASIK and other refractive surgery procedures. He completed his undergraduate studies at Liberty University before earning his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina Storm Eye Institute.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Dickson is involved in research and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Dickson is known for his compassionate bedside manner and commitment to providing his patients with personalized care. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.