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In Patients’ Words: Giving Thanks for the Little Things

“I no longer have to concern myself with the inconveniences associated with owning glasses, which is a game-changer for me since I find myself constantly losing or breaking my glasses.” – HK on Google Reviews

Patients of Kugler Vision have had a lot to say about what LASIK has meant to them in their day-to-day lives. Hundreds of five-star Google reviews are a testament to how the seemingly insignificant things in life take on greater meaning when clear vision is achieved for the first time in years, decades … or ever.

If you’re considering LASIK, there may be small victories that come with better eyesight that you haven’t even considered. Get our patients’ perspectives on what they call “life-changing” little gifts after LASIK that fill them with gratitude.

Vision of a lifetime

“The LASIK procedure was very fast and virtually painless, one day later I am able to see without glasses for the first time in 40 years.” – JS

Patients commonly report that their eyesight after LASIK is the sharpest it has ever been. A few have gone from wearing extremely high prescriptions – even near legal blindness – to 20/20 or better. Many say they have worn glasses for 40, 50, 60 years or more, and no prescription gave them the clear vision they achieved after LASIK.

More comfort

“I have needed glasses and/or contacts for as long as I can remember, causing eye irritation, headaches, and endless frustrations. But today I woke up and I could SEE better than I ever have. I feel absolutely fantastic.” – RK 

Prescription eyewear can become uncomfortable for many people. Clunky high-strength glasses leave indentions on the bridge of the nose and can also cause headaches. Long-term contact lens wearers frequently develop contact lens intolerance (CLI), a condition that can be painful and can threaten eyesight. After LASIK, they see comfortably without pain and blurriness.

“No more dirty dog-slobber-covered glasses or irritating contacts that spin out of focus all day.” – KN 

The freedom to “just go”

“I love a variety of activities, and wearing glasses – especially when sweating – was often a barrier to even participating. I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow and for the first time just get up and go.” – SF 

Many LASIK patients only realize how inconvenient glasses and contact lenses are when they’re free of them. No more hunting down glasses and readers, cleaning and putting in contacts, finding places to stash eyewear, or ordering replacements and supplies.

“I’m one of those crazy people [who] likes to run at the crack of dawn, and just eliminating that ONE EXTRA step in the morning … is a huge convenience.” – CV 

Enjoying pastimes carefree

“I’m excited to be glasses- and contacts-free for all of my outdoor adventures!” – MF 

Our satisfied LASIK patients include a lot of travelers, athletes and hobbyists. For active adults, the ability to take to the water, the sky or the road without a second thought is a breath of fresh air.

“I can watch TV in bed without messing with glasses, and I can’t wait to go waterskiing next summer without having to wipe my eyes all of the time because my contacts get blurry.” – PZ Not missing a thing

Colors and clarity of my vision are the best they have ever been. I am now seeing the world through the best eyes!!!” – SL 

The thrill of waking up and clearly seeing the alarm clock for the first time is a common observation after LASIK. Patients are amazed to see the faces of loved ones and friends in a whole new way post-LASIK. They’re threading needles again, reading more and, in many cases, enjoying more vibrant color perception than ever. 

“I just had it done this morning and I can already notice the details from certain stuff that I never noticed before.” – JH 

Saving money

“With glasses and contacts, I could spend upwards of $1,500 a year.” – RL 

People like “RL” can recover the cost of LASIK surgery within a few years. After that, savings continue to rack up. Over a lifetime, a young LASIK patient can save $25,000 or more by ditching their glasses and contact lenses.

Be thankful for healthy eyes and clear vision. If you would like to achieve freedom from glasses and contacts, talk to a LASIK surgeon about finding a vision correction plan that works for you.

As modern vision correction specialists, we at Kugler Vision are committed to serving our patients’ needs on the journey to a life free from visual barriers. Take the first step with a thorough eye analysis and find out if you qualify for Modern LASIK or one of our 6 other advanced vision correction treatments. Book online at LASIKOmaha.com.

Published by

Lance Kugler, MD

Lance Kugler, MD, is a specialist in LASIK and vision correction surgery and CEO of Kugler Vision. A proud Omaha native, he is passionate about improving lives through clear vision. Dr. Kugler serves on several national boards, and his practice is recognized internationally as a center of excellence. Dr. Kugler is one of the original founders of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an international organization comprised of over 350 of the world’s leading vision correction surgeons; he also served as its first president. In 2019, Dr. Kugler was selected as a TEDx speaker, and delivered a talk in Omaha about the worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness and refractive solutions. Dr. Kugler is an Associate Professor of Refractive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Truhlsen Eye Institute, has been published in many medical journals, and participates in numerous clinical studies to advance the field of vision correction surgery. Additionally, Dr. Kugler is proud to be a Board Certified Fellow of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences. Dr. Kugler and his wife are proud parents to five active kids. When he has a spare moment, he enjoys skiing, tennis, travel, and fine coffee.

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