Spring is finally here and temperatures are starting to rise, bringing barbeques, ball games, and other outdoor activities in abundance. The start of spring signifies sunnier days and more time spent outside, making it the most popular time of the year to say goodbye to your glasses and contact lenses and hello to LASIK vision correction surgery. (Because who wants to fuss with prescription eyewear while engaged in their favorite outdoor activities?)
LASIK vision correction surgery is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery used for correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It is a painless, outpatient procedure which involves reshaping the cornea so that light hits the retina in a way that results in clear vision. LASIK surgery has an excellent safety record and exceptionally high rate of patient satisfaction, allowing patients to enjoy crystal clear vision 24/7 without having to fuss with the common hassles that come with prescription eyewear.
All things being relative, it’s true that wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses doesn’t qualify as a hardship, but there’s no disputing the ease and convenience that LASIK provides. Participating in any strenuous (read: perspiration producing) sport is simply more pleasant without glasses, not to mention much less likely to result in a possible impact-related eye injury.
Though contact lenses are always a great option for strenuous sports or other vigorous activity, they come with their own inconveniences, including yearly exams required for prescription renewal, as well as the regular storage, care, and cleaning that most lenses require.
Even disposable lenses aren’t without issues, since they introduce an extra step in the morning routine, as well as being decidedly non-eco-friendly. (Their storage casings are discarded on a daily basis, generating 730 pieces of plastic waste in a single year.) And don’t forget that contact lenses can’t be safely worn while swimming. Not only is there a high risk of losing one or both lenses, but the risk of contamination is high and may very likely lead to an eye infection. But with LASIK, these inconveniences and problems are no longer an issue.
LASIK has other benefits as well. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, springtime can be one of the worst times of the year to wear contact lenses since they tend to exacerbate the discomfort of watery, itchy eyes. LASIK lets you dispense with your contact lenses, making it easier to find relief when the pollen count is at its peak.
Whatever your reason for seeking LASIK, spring is the ideal time to treat yourself to the gift of clear vision, 24/7, no eyeglasses or contact lenses required. (Financing is available, and many patients opt to use their tax return to cover the cost.)
With the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-art Contoura technology, Dr. Silverman and his team at OCLI have safely and effectively performed hundreds of LASIK procedures. From LASIK vision correction, to routine vision screening, to treatment for dry eyes, to relief for digital eye strain, we’re New Jersey’s friendliest, most comprehensive vision health specialists! For a complimentary LASIK vision consultation, reach out to us today!