Summer is coming to an end, which means it’s back-to-school time for college students. Between reading white boards and long hours of studying, glasses and contracts can be a hassle for students. Fortunately, LASIK can help you gain clear vision and enhance your time in and out of the classroom. Here are 5 reasons why college students should consider LASIK before heading back to school.

LASIK Eye Surgery For College Students

1. Offers more freedom

As a college student, your number one priority should be your academic studies. However, it’s important to have a little fun during this time. Whether you’re participating in sports, enjoying outdoor activities, or simply socializing at a party, the last thing you want to worry about is your eye health and vision. Young people value their freedom, and nothing is more free than living a lens-free lifestyle.

2. Makes dorm life easier

Living in a dorm is a great way to meet fellow students. However, it can be a breeding ground for bacteria, which can wreak havoc for your eyes if you don’t properly clean your contact lenses. Having an eye infection far from home can be a scary situation. LASIK will let you ditch the contact lenses and virtually eliminate your concern of eye infections.

3. Saves time and money

If you’re hesitant to get the LASIK procedure because of the cost, keep in mind that LASIK can save you both money and time. Disposable contacts can cost up to $70 per box, which can add up over time. Plus, you’ll save roughly ten minutes per day with LASIK. Although that may seem trivial, these short moments can be spent on your studies or social activities.

4. Eases eye fatigue

College requires hitting the books after a long day of taking notes from the white board. Let’s not forget the endless use of digital devices. With so much eye strain, your eyes can become tired and uncomfortable. Contact lens wearers may experience even worse symptoms, including dry, sensitive, and itchy eyes. LASIK can eliminate this concern and help you focus on your studies.

5. No more lost glasses or contacts

In most cases, heading to college means being far away from home and your regular eye doctor. So misplacing your glasses or contact lenses could be a major problem. With LASIK, you’ll never have to worry.

Schedule Your Utah LASIK Surgery Consultation

At Davis Vision Center, we would love to answer any questions you might have about LASIK. Email Robyn at or give us a call at 801-590-0864. We’ll schedule an appointment for you to meet with our highly experienced LASIK surgeon to determine how best we can improve your vision before you start college.