Posted by: Clear Advantage in Featured, LASIK on December 18, 2023

Are you tired of dealing with your glasses and contact lenses? Foggy glasses are beyond frustrating, especially when you’re trying to enjoy a fun day outdoors in the winter. 

If you struggle to see clearly after wearing your contact lenses all day, you might have already considered a procedure like LASIK. What if your new reality included visual freedom from glasses and contact lenses?

You could wake up with crystal clear vision instead of fumbling around looking for your glasses or needing to spend time putting in contacts in the morning. It’s not so unbelievable, especially if you qualify as a good candidate for LASIK. 

Thanks to advanced technology, LASIK has never been better than right now. Keep reading to discover why LASIK is more than just worth it and changing lives!

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a refractive laser eye procedure that corrects refractive errors. These include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

It’s also the most popular elective procedure you can undergo. For that reason, it should come as no surprise that millions of satisfied patients have undergone LASIK since it became FDA-approved.

LASIK works because it uses a femtosecond laser and an excimer laser to reshape your cornea. The cornea is the clear front surface of the eye. 

Although you may have heard that LASIK is not permanent, this is false. LASIK is a permanent procedure because it involves reshaping the cornea, which is permanent.

However, getting LASIK does not prevent you from developing age-related eye conditions. That means that even after LASIK, you can still develop age-related eye conditions. 

These include presbyopia and cataracts. How? LASIK only reshapes your cornea. These are eye conditions that are not refractive errors. 

Instead, they usually form due to aging and would happen regardless of whether you have LASIK or not. However, getting LASIK allows you to look forward to many years of crisp, clear vision without visual aids. 

During LASIK, your LASIK surgeon at Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center creates a thin flap on the cornea’s surface using a femtosecond laser. They then gently lift the flap to expose the inner layers underneath. 

Your LASIK surgeon will then use an excimer laser to reshape the inner cornea. Reshaping the cornea helps correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. 

Finally, they will place the flap back into position, where it quickly reseals itself. There’s no need for sutures or stitches because the flap works like a bandage in the eye.

Many Reasons Why LASIK is Worth It

If you’re considering LASIK, you’re not alone. There are many great reasons why LASIK is worth investing in.

Most patients see 20/20 or better after the procedure. Those patients also report 96% satisfaction with their vision. 

LASIK is an excellent choice if you want to achieve 20/20 vision or better and love your vision. It’s life-changing for many people. 

Imagine if you no longer had to deal with glasses sliding down your nose or contacts that get too dry during the simplest tasks. After LASIK, dream no more. 

The procedure itself takes only a few minutes per eye. It uses preprogrammed technology to reshape your cornea and provide you with the most optimal vision possible. 

Recovery is fast, meaning you can look forward to almost immediate improvements to your vision. You may notice discomfort a day or two after the procedure, but this should go away.

Having improved vision can provide you with a much-needed boost in self-confidence. You can also look forward to a higher quality of life because you’ll know you can see clearly without depending on visual aids. 

You can feel confident knowing you have better eyesight and never have to guess or wonder where your glasses might be!

Greater Freedom and Convenience

Once you have LASIK, you can look forward to the procedure enhancing your daily life in many ways. You’ll no longer have to struggle to find your glasses in the morning to see your alarm clock! 

Contacts will also become a thing of the past, meaning no more irritation or need to apply eye drops throughout the day to find relief. After healing from the quick LASIK procedure, most patients experience crisper, sharper vision than they’ve ever known. 

Yes, that means even better vision than you had with glasses and contact lenses. That’s because LASIK corrects your vision beyond your original prescription. Colors seem brighter, and details jump out like never before. It’s like seeing the world brand new! 

No More Limits on Activities

Glasses and contacts can negatively impact your ability to participate in certain hobbies and activities. When your vision depends on them, it limits you. 

But after LASIK, your sight is significantly enhanced. You’ll have more freedom to enjoy things you love, like sports, hiking with your dog, or lounging on the couch. Without visual aids, there are no limits. 

Continuing Advancements in LASIK Technology and Safety

Since receiving FDA approval, LASIK has only become more advanced as a procedure. Its technology has become more precise and accurate, making it safer for patients.

Today’s LASIK procedures use new wavefront-guided lasers that map over 1,200 unique points on each cornea before reshaping them. This 3D mapping helps surgeons customize treatment for each patient’s eye with the utmost precision. 

LASIK’s technological improvements result in better vision outcomes and fewer complications.

Is LASIK Right for You?

If you want to achieve visual freedom and say goodbye to glasses and contact lenses, it’s time to consider LASIK. The first step you need to take is to schedule a LASIK consultation at Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center. 

A LASIK consultation is the only way to find out if you’re a good candidate for LASIK. Your LASIK consultation will involve checking candidacy factors like your corneal thickness and how strong your prescription is.

Are you ready to take the next step to visual freedom? It all starts by requesting a LASIK consultation at Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center in Portsmouth, NH!