Is LASIK Really Worth It?

Published by Lance Kugler, MD on January 31, 2013

There are countless people out there who have considered undergoing LASIK surgery, but more often than not have one big question plague their decision.  Is it really worth it?

For those with significantly poor vision that rely heavily on corrective lenses, the decision is often much more simple.
But for those that simply struggle while driving or reading a book tend to be a bit more torn on the subject. What these folks may not realize is that LASIK is often much more successful in correcting minor vision problems, often to a perfect 20/20.  Still that question of cost vs. benefit lingers in many heads.

We at Kugler Vision want to help those on the fence become better educated in making their decision.  To that end, here is a brief list of the benefits that come with LASIK.  

Clearer Vision The first benefit is the most obvious.  Undergoing LASIK allows for much clearer vision without the need for glasses or contacts.  No more waking up to a blurry alarm clock or squinting to read road signs.  LASIK allows you to see the world the way that it was meant to be seen. Comfort and Freedom

LASIK also provides more freedom to those currently using corrective lenses.  You can be free to jump into that pool or wear snow or other sporting goggles with absolute comfort and without any worry.  And for the thousands out there that are uncomfortable with their appearance in glasses, that worry becomes a thing of the past!

Long-Term Cost Savings

When most people think of LASIK, they think of the financial cost of the surgery.  What many fail to realize, however, is that undergoing LASIK can actually help you to save hundreds if not thousands of dollars over the course of your life!  Gone are the days of losing your glasses between the couch cushions or at a hotel.  No more having to buy daily contacts, contact cases, solution.

For many of us, this can often come out to save you well more than the cost of LASIK in the long run.  And when you combine these savings with the many different payment plans available, LASIK quickly becomes more affordable than you ever thought possible. Of course, this is a very basic list of the many benefits that come with undergoing LASIK.  If you are interested to learn more about the procedure or to book your initial consultation, contact Kugler Vision today!  

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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. 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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