The Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery

If you wake up every morning fumbling to find your eyeglasses or to put in your contact lenses, then you should consider the many benefits offered by LASIK eye surgery. Using a laser, an experienced eye surgeon can provide you with significantly improved vision without any further need for external lenses. Below are just a few of the benefits you will get by choosing LASIK.

Improved Eyesight

Research studies have demonstrated that roughly 95% of those who undergo LASIK surgery will end up with a UCVA (uncorrected visual acuity) of 20/40 or better. In fact, 85% of these patients will end up with vision that is at least 20/20 or better. After a single outpatient procedure, you can enjoy significantly enhanced vision.


Following an adjustment and stabilization period lasting approximately three months, the results of your LASIK surgery will largely be permanent. Unless there was an overcorrection or undercorrection during the surgery, there will be no need for any additional procedures related to the LASIK surgery. Of course, you may still have other eye related issues associated with illness or aging.

Quick and Easy

While you won't be able to drive home from the LASIK surgery, in most cases patients are able to resume their normal daily schedule only one day afterward. The only exceptions to this would be if you happen to work in a particularly dusty or dirty environment. In that case, you might want to protect your eyes by taking a few extra precautions.

Get Rid of Those Contacts

The average contact lens user spends hundreds of dollars every year on contacts, contact lens solution and contact cases. This means that even though your LASIK surgery will cost you several times as much is your annual outlay for contact lenses, the surgery will ultimately pay for itself as the years pass and you no longer have to buy contacts. In addition to the savings involved, there's also the fact that you won't have to deal with the frustration that contact lenses can cause. Pushing a lens into your eye, washing the lens later and searching for it on the floor will become a thing of the past.

Get Rid of Those Glasses

If you're one of those people who was unable to (or chose not to) wear contact lenses, LASIK surgery will allow you to finally get rid of your glasses. Getting rid of your glasses will permit you to radically alter your appearance. For years, your face is been defined by those two lenses in front of it. After LASIK surgery, you can take your style in a new direction.

Talk to a profession, such as Brandon Cataract Center & Eye Clinic, to discuss your options.