Approximately two decades ago, the world of vision correction was changed by the availability of LASIK eye surgery to correct vision problems. Since then, many people have undergone the procedure and have been enjoying the benefits of clear vision. It offers a safe and easy option when compared to wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses.
Of course, many people choose to have laser eye treatments done because of the convenience. The entire process usually consists of only a few appointments including a consultation and a follow-up to make sure that everything has gone according to plan. In most cases, the actual procedure is completed in one short visit.
After that, people who have had laser vision correction don't have to deal with the everyday problems that are inherent with eyeglasses and contact lenses. These can be lost or damaged and they are an ongoing expense. On top of these problems, you also have to continually order new ones and that takes time as well.
There are a number of advantages on top of these that many people don't consider before they get laser eye surgery. Not only is money saved on eyeglasses, but many people who find contact lenses uncomfortable have to get prescription sunglasses as well. These can be expensive, and you don't get the same kind of selection you would with regular sunglasses.
There is also an aesthetic component to not having to wear eyeglasses. Most people feel much more comfortable without them and also find that it is easier to play sports and be active when you have had the laser eye surgery.
A number of jobs require people to have good vision and make it difficult for them to wear eyewear. People who are considering law enforcement or aviation as a career choice now have greater options because of LASIK eye surgery than they did before.
With all of the conveniences and cost savings that come along with LASIK eye surgery, it is also very easy to do and is not painful. Some people will describe mild discomfort but it is generally over in a few hours and you can then enjoy a lifetime of clear vision.
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.