Life Hack – LASIK Saves Time

by Lance Kugler, MD

At Kugler Vision in Omaha, we want to let you in on a little life hack: LASIK saves time. How long does it take you to put in contact lenses? Contacts are a waste of time. Don’t believe us? See for yourself how much time you may be wasting.

Average Time Spent on Contact Lenses

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One Year

  • The average person who wears contacts spends two minutes per day putting them in and taking them out.
    • That’s 730 minutes – more than 12 hours and 15 minutes – wasted each year dealing with contacts.


  • Americans on average live to be 78, and the average age to get contact lenses is 11 – that’s 67 years in contact lenses if you never choose to correct your vision with a LASIK procedure! This means that over a lifetime, you could waste:
    • 48,910 minutes – more than 815 hours – putting in and taking out your contacts. That’s nearly 34 days!

And that time just accounts for your daily routine. There is also the time spent buying contacts and solution or packing it for a trip.

Don’t forget that years in contact lenses (especially if you’re not following all the proper lens hygiene!) can lead to Contact Lens Intolerance, a serious medical condition associated with pain and discomfort when wearing your lenses. To check if you may have CLI, click the self test button below.

button to take the CLI self test

Spend Your Time Wisely – You Only Live Once

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 40 million Americans 18 and older wear contact lenses. Stop wasting time with contacts. What could you do that is more productive or fulfilling with 12 extra hours of free time in a year or more than a month over your lifetime?

While you think that over, take the 60-second vision quiz. It’s the fastest way to check your LASIK candidacy. Click the button below.

am i a candidate button

What Would You Do With More Time?

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  • Train for and run in a marathon
  • Travel around the world
  • Learn a new language
  • Climb a mountain
  • Volunteer at a local mission house, homeless shelter, hospital or special place where you can make a difference
  • Spend more time with loved ones

The Time Is Now

Spend one day of your life having LASIK at Kugler Vision in Omaha and gain more time to do more for yourself and others. If you are interested in LASIK or would like to set up a consultation, please call 402.558.2211.

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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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