Ditching Contact Lenses: May You Count the Reasons

Posted on 2014/03/24 at 6:06 pm by LASIK MD

Undergoing LASIK vision correction is one of the most rewarding decisions an individual can make these days. Not only are the results of the procedure almost immediate, but your pre-LASIK experience spent inserting contacts, purchasing contact solution, and/or wearing eyeglasses are over just as instantaneously. The results, well, they pretty much speak for themselves.

No matter who you are, if you are a glasses or contacts wearer then chances are you would rather be able to live free of the time and hassle associated with caring for your glasses and contacts. Ditching contact lenses is something you have no doubt contemplated at least a few times in the past. The following three reasons are some of the foremost for discarding your lenses and solution.

1. Forgetting to Take Out Lenses Before Going to Sleep

As anyone who has ever forgotten to take out his or her contacts before going to sleep—or has gone a day or two without solution—can surely attest, these scenarios are no fun at all. In fact, they are quite aggravating and painful! Contacts require individuals to plan the affairs of their lives in advance, detracting from the sort of spontaneity that is at the very heart of a well-lived life.

2. Time and Money Spent Purchasing Contacts and Solution

When considering the steep costs of contacts, solution, glasses, and frequent visits to the ophthalmologist, the decision to get LASIK is also an economical one that will save you money and time. The expense of periodically purchasing contact lenses and solution makes this a reason that simply cannot be overlooked.

3. Awkwardness of Inserting Contact Lenses or Wearing Eyeglasses

By taking the initiative today and choosing to have a LASIK vision correction procedure performed, you will not only be saying goodbye to the days and nights of dry eyes irritated by contacts, but also that weird feeling of having to place a curved lens in your eye every morning and taking it out every night. You also won’t have that general feeling of self-consciousness and clumsy bashfulness while wearing eyeglasses when you are without your lenses.

4. Risk of Developing an Eye Infection

You don’t need to be a doctor to know that sticking a polymer or silicone lens in your eye every day isn’t healthy for the health of your eyes. In fact, if you wear contact lenses daily for 20 years, your chances of an eye infection are 1 in 100. Research has shown that LASIK is safer today than long-term use of contact lenses.

As the above rationale entail, the decision to get LASIK is for many people a no-brainer. You won’t have to deal with the irritation of forgetting to take out your contact lenses at night; the steep costs of contacts, solution, glasses, and frequent visits to the ophthalmologist; and the unnaturalness of having to insert contacts or wear glasses.

Still need more reasons for ditching contact lenses? Here are some additional advantages that an experienced and trusted LASIK vision correction provider can offer. The pros certainly outweigh the cons. Why don’t you just see for yourself?

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