If you’re thinking about getting LASIK surgery, you’ve probably spent a great deal of time daydreaming about what your post-LASIK life will be like. Do you imagine yourself finally doing that thing you’ve always wanted to do, or going to that place you’ve always wanted to see? Do you imagine your post-LASIK life as being more beautiful, more successful and more… well, clear? Maybe you picture LASIK being the answer to your problems, the one thing between you and happiness.
Well, we’re certainly not here to burst your bubble. Daydreaming about your post-LASIK life isn’t harmful, but setting unrealistic expectations from the start can be. Here at Stahl Eyecare Experts, we want you to be happy with your procedure, and that means managing your expectations. So, what exactly should you expect after your LASIK surgery? How can LASIK actually improve your life?
1. Better Vision
The reason people get LASIK in the first place is to improve their vision. Improving your vision can come with a host of other benefits. Many people are able to reach 20/20 or better, but it is important to remember that this greatly depends on your vision to begin with. If you have severe refractive error, it is unlikely you will achieve the same level of vision as someone who only has mild refractive error. Your LASIK surgeon will be able to predict what your post-LASIK outcome will be, but this is never a guarantee.
However, LASIK will improve your vision. This may not always mean you can toss your glasses and contact lenses aside forever, but it can lessen your dependency on them. Our LASIK experts at Stahl Eyecare are here to help you determine what you can expect from your post-LASIK vision.
2. Big Savings
Many people accept the enormous amount of money spent of glasses and contact lenses each year as just a part of life. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
It is not uncommon for potential LASIK patients to change their minds once they hear the price tag. While it may seem steep, the one time cost of LASIK is actually much less than the cost of glasses and contacts over your lifetime. Contact lens wearers especially will see a huge cost benefit after LASIK.
To put this in perspective, the average LASIK procedure is about $2,500 per eye. If you get both eyes done, that’s $5,000. The average contact lens wearer spends about $460 a year on contact lenses and solution. That is not including visits to the eye doctor or any special contact lenses. In this scenario, LASIK surgery pays for itself over the course of ten years or less.
Of course, not everyone’s experience will reflect the scenario above. However, we are confident that LASIK surgery offers you a greater value overall. The money (not to mention time and effort) saved after LASIK surgery makes the procedure worth it.
All of that said, even with the big savings over time, many people simply do not have this large amount of money to shell out at once. That’s why at Stahl, we offer financing options to help you along!
3. A Confidence Boost
Many people like the way they look with glasses on. And many more do not. This is all based on personal preference, but we often hear that our LASIK patients felt an increase in confidence after their LASIK procedure.
Being less dependant on glasses can have major effects on self esteem for some people. Even if it’s as simple as not having to match your glasses with your outfit, LASIK can be worth it for that reason too. Get a confidence boost before going on that family vacation, that big job interview or your first internship. You’ll need it!
Whatever your reasoning for getting LASIK, our LASIK doctors at Stahl Eyecare are here to help.
Imagine waking up in the morning and being able to see you alarm clock without having to find your glasses? Leaving the house in the morning without having to clean and insert your contact lenses? Going to be at night without worrying about taking your contacts out? Running, swimming, or playing your favorite sport without breaking or losing your glasses? Here in New York City, you get used to the poor air quality. But wouldn’t it be nice to walk down the street without your eyes being irritated because of your contact lenses?
LASIK surgery is one of the most popular vision correction procedures for a reason. It has a high success rate, quick recovery and offers amazing results. At our office in NYC, we pride ourselves on providing LASIK patients with the best experience possible. Contact our Manhattan office today to speak with one of our LASIK coordinators today or schedule your appointment online! Our talented LASIK surgeons look forward to hearing from you!