I’ve been thinking about getting LASIK eye surgery done for years now. I’ve been wearing glasses since third grade, and contacts since I was fourteen. I’ve talked to a few different optometrists about my surgery options, and they’ve all been really encouraging. While the information I’ve gathered has been enough to convince me that LASIK is the best choice for me, here are some of the pros and cons I’ve discovered while doing my research about getting Laser Eye Surgery in Melbourne:
No More Annoying Contacts or Glasses-
A life without dealing with contacts or glasses is a life of freedom. If you’re someone with really bad eyesight like me, it can be stressful to worry about tearing a contact when you’re out and about. I try to always have an extra pair with me, or my glasses, but that’s not always realistic. Glasses are fine for some people, but my eyes are so bad that even with my large frames I’m often distracted by the blurry peripheral vision. It’s also hard to comfortably lie down to read or watch tv with glasses on. It would be really nice to not worry about glasses or contacts.
Cost Over Time-
If you add up the cost of buying contact lenses and new glasses over a few years, you’ll see that having LASIK surgery in San Diego pays for itself in not much time. Depending on where you live, LASIK can cost anywhere from $1000-$4000 per eye. Although it’s not usually covered by insurance, a lot of surgery centers have payment plans.
Waking Up with Perfect Vision-
Those of us with severe nearsightedness know that waking up and not being able to see can be really frustrating. Pawing around for glasses or inserting contacts is no way to wake up in the morning! Imagine waking up to crystal clear vision… it might even make me a morning person!
I swear I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but it does seem like a bit of a gamble to rely so heavily on contacts being available for something as important as eyesight. Imagine trying to survive the apocalypse with your last pair of contacts, or no contacts at all! No thanks- I’d much rather fight zombies with 20/20 vision thank you very much.
All The Risks That Come With Surgery-
Even though San Antonio LASIK is considered a very safe procedure, there is always the risk that something could go wrong. In extremely rare cases, you could end up with much worse vision than you started with, or suffer significant eye injury.
Cost Up Front-
Like I mentioned earlier, not many insurance providers cover LASIK. Shelling out up to $8000 for anything is just not in the picture for a lot of people, although you can find out more about a LASIK provider in Denver that offers an easy payment plan by clicking here.
You May Have to Keep Going Back-
While most people are happy with their first hit of LASIK, some people require a second session of treatment to “adjust” their vision further. Make sure to find a provider that doesn’t charge for this, or you might be in for an expensive laser vision surgery experience.
Hopefully my research can help you make the decision if LASIK is right for you!