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What Makes LASIK Such a Popular Vision Correction Procedure?

Almost everyone has heard of LASIK. In recent years, LASIK has become more and more popular, as well as more accessible. 

Even if you’ve been told that you weren’t a LASIK candidate in the past, this may no longer be the case now, thanks to new and constantly evolving technology. LASIK is by no means a new procedure either. 

It received FDA approval over 20 years ago! Since it first became commercially available, the technology used for the vision correction procedure has only become more refined. 

These days, LASIK is an incredibly effective and low-risk elective procedure. Most patients achieve 20/20 vision or better after having LASIK. 

With such a high success rate, it’s no wonder LASIK is a popular vision correction surgery. But it isn’t the only reason. Keep reading to find out a few reasons why LASIK is the most popular vision correction procedure you can undergo! 

An Easy Process

LASIK isn’t the first form of refractive laser eye surgery. The concept of reshaping the cornea to correct a refractive error predates LASIK. 

The first vision correction procedure that achieved this was PRK. PRK is another vision correction procedure still available to patients looking to correct their vision. 

PRK received FDA approval before LASIK and is part of where the idea of LASIK comes from. One thing that sets LASIK and PRK apart is using a corneal flap during LASIK.

Refractive laser eye surgery helps correct refractive errors. These include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK works because it corrects irregularities in the shape of the cornea. 

A cornea that’s an irregular shape leads to refractive errors. But to do this, you must have sufficient access to the cornea. 

PRK removes the outer protective layer that covers the cornea. But LASIK makes a flap out of the top of the cornea. 

Creating a flap allows the cornea to be worked on underneath the flap before putting the flap down. Think of the flap as a natural bandage. 

It allows for faster and more comfortable healing while protecting the eye. Undergoing LASIK only takes a few minutes per eye and doesn’t require general anesthesia. 

Instead, you’ll receive numbing eye drops to keep you comfortable and pain-free. Both LASIK and its recovery are fast and easy to get through. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying your new and improved vision! 

Saying Goodbye to Glasses and Contact Lenses

The main thing any vision correction procedure does is eliminate the need for other visual aids like glasses and contact lenses. LASIK can give you total visual freedom from glasses and contact lenses, simplifying your life. 

After you have LASIK surgery, you won’t ever have to worry about your glasses fogging up or getting smudged, so you have to clean the lenses all the time. Say goodbye to worrying about your contact lenses falling out or irritating your eyes. 

After LASIK, you can see seamlessly with your eyes and the need for nothing else. Doesn’t visual freedom sound like a great way to live your life?

Seeing a Whole New World

Over 95% of LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better. 20/20 vision is about as good as it gets! 

After LASIK, chances are you’ll be able to see better than you ever could, even with glasses and contact lenses. LASIK patients often report that colors look brighter and everything looks sharper after having their LASIK procedure. L

ASIK also improves your depth perception, meaning you can improve your hand-eye coordination. If you love playing video games, you’ll appreciate that! 

After all, there’s a reason that so many professional athletes get LASIK: it can improve their game significantly!

Making a Long-Term Investment

LASIK may seem costly, but remember it’s an investment in yourself. It can improve your life by giving you incredible vision and visual freedom. 

It’s also probably more affordable than you think, thanks to widely available no-interest payment plans. But even beyond that, LASIK can be a financial investment, too. 

When you no longer need glasses and contact lenses, you never have to buy new glasses or contact lenses. That means you’ll save all the money you once spent on visual aids and their necessary accessories. 

Since LASIK is permanent, you’ll save money year after year. Eventually, LASIK will pay for itself and then some! You truly invest in yourself and your future when you get LASIK. You deserve the ultimate investment, don’t you?

Living in Comfort

After you have LASIK, you can look forward to a quick and minimal recovery process. Post-surgical discomfort is minimal and only lasts a few days at most. 

Not only that, but once your eyes heal completely, you’ll be able to live in comfort for years and years. When you don’t have to wear glasses or contact lenses, you don’t have to contend with any discomfort they can cause. 

Getting LASIK can even reduce your allergy symptoms since contact lenses tend to make seasonal allergies much worse. And aside from the physical comfort that LASIK can give you, it can also help your mental health. 

When you aren’t dependent on glasses and contact lenses, you can be more confident in yourself, your abilities, and your physical appearance. LASIK can change your whole outlook on life, both literally and figuratively!

Want to know if LASIK is right for you? Schedule your commitment-free LASIK consultation at South Texas Eye Institute in San Antonio, TX, and take your first step towards visual freedom! Haven’t you waited long enough to achieve the vision of your dreams? Do something about it now!