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How laser eye surgery can help you

Published on 13th July 2010

There are many people who consider having laser vision correction done but decide not to for a number of different reasons. If you stop for a moment and consider all the different ways the laser eye surgery can help you, you might find that they clearly outweigh any drawbacks or reasons that you might have had for not doing it sooner.

To begin with, LASIK eye surgery is something that has been done for many years now and the procedure continues to become safer and more effective all the time. All you need to do is ask people who have had the procedure done about the kind of effects they have experienced and the benefits they have experienced to better understand what you can expect from a laser eye treatment.

The first thing that you will notice after the procedure is completed is how quickly your vision is improved. Many people report that after only a few hours they can see clearly, in some cases better than they can ever remember seeing before.

The next thing that will likely come to light is the fact that it is so much more convenient to have vision that has been corrected with laser surgery than it is to fumble with contact lenses or eyeglasses. You'll start to notice that you can also do away with searching for new eyeglasses or having to purchase new contact lenses on a regular basis.

The benefits go much further than this. You will also become aware that it is much easier to engage in many sports and different types of strenuous activity. Sports like swimming in particular are made much easier by having laser eye surgery. One great thing about having the surgery is that you never have to worry about breaking a pair of glasses or losing a pair of contact lenses and having your day of fun cut short.

Many people discover that there are additional benefits as well. They find that they look better without having to wear eyeglasses and they are more comfortable on a daily basis. There are also many jobs that require you to have clear vision and are made much easier if you don't have to wear corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses.


All eye surgical procedures carry a level of risk including not obtaining the desired outcome, through to varying levels of visual loss. Your eye surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits, including ones specific to your circumstances, at the time of your pre-operative consultation.