Choosing the right care for your eyes is personal to you, and a wide variety is at your fingertips come examination time. Some enjoy choosing new frames to go with their prescription lenses, and the selection of addons that could go with them. Others indulge in packages of contact lenses. Sometimes, some people choose both because they like having the option. And then there are those who decide to forgo that altogether and opt for LASIK surgery. Here at Davis Vision, we want to go over the reasons as to why some choose LASIK, and how it can save you money in the long run.
What is LASIK?
LASIK procedures target and correct the vision in those with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. A laser will reshape the cornea, enabling light traveling through to reach the retina in the back of the eye. And yes, LASIK has been FDA approved since 1995!
Is LASIK Expensive?
Davis Vision strives to make your experience a great one, including keeping the cost in mind. Our LASIK procedures start at just $999 per eye, as well as offering 0% interest for one full year. There is also the option of financing, credit card payment, flex spending, or medical savings.
The Benefits of LASIK
Procedures are normally done on a Thursday or Friday and can have you back to work as early as Monday. Little to no downtime means you can resume your life sooner. The procedure itself is less than 20 minutes long, it is quick, safe, and painless.
You will be administered anti-inflammatory drops to take with you and depending on which laser was used will determine how often they’re taken (consult with Dr. Davis).
You can expect blurry vision the night of your procedure, but most patients notice a significant difference just a day after their procedure. Expect to regain 75-80% of your vision in the first three days with gradual improvement over the next few weeks thereafter.
The procedure should not be uncomfortable, nor should you feel anything more than scratchiness (akin to sand or hair in your eye). Comfort after any procedure should be of the highest importance, and Davis Vision will see to yours.
So How Will I Be Saving Money by Opting for LASIK?
Think of it this way, while LASIK can be a costly procedure initially, it’s a one and done. LASIK is a one-time procedure that will leave you with clearer vision and only a handful of appointments to commit to that will check in on your progress. What you take care of now you won’t have to in the future, and that’s already a bonus in itself.
Think of How Much You Spend in Glasses and Contacts
Glasses, prescription sunglasses, contact lenses are all an annual expense.
Every year, you get ready with your insurance, counting allowances, or you’re calculating out of pocket costs regarding the exam, lenses, frames (designer, non-designer), any special coatings you want on your glasses, etc. With the many that there are to choose from, the cost can add up quick outside of your allowances.
Contact lenses are more or less the same. You’re either adding the value of a fitting onto your bill, the cost of the exam, the lenses themselves, cleaner, lens cases, etc. And that’s a—yearly—expense, whether opting for glasses, contact lenses, or both.
With LASIK, you erase this annual expenditure altogether. Think of it as an investment in yourself.
One Less Thing to Worry About Every Year
When you’re getting ready to start arranging your checkups at the beginning of the year, you can now mark one less. One less prescription you have to think of, saving you both time and money. You won’t have to worry about the headache that comes with adjusting your eyes to a new prescription. Your eyes will already have better vision than you could have imagined.
You’ll Save Time
How much time do you reserve each morning dedicated to cleaning your glasses, or attempt to put in your contact lenses? Sometimes lenses curl up and into themselves, or don’t suction onto your eye the way that they should. There are some lenses that are so thin that they tear, causing more inconvenience in waste. It’s frustrating and can take more time than planned before even thinking about putting on makeup or shaving your face.
With LASIK, you’ll just get up and have a little more free time to spend with a cup of coffee before work, or give you that little extra time in your commute so you arrive to work less stressed and more productive.
Overall Improvement of Life
Glasses can be a fashion statement. Plenty of individuals love their glasses but think of how many times that people have used the word “no” because of them. You couldn’t wear 3D glasses at the movie theater, couldn’t swim, or run with prescription glasses. Certain jobs that require protective frame wear likely put you in a difficult decision of vision vs. safety. After all, not everyone can wear contact lenses due to dry eye or personal preference. All the things you’ve had to say no to in the past, you can say yes to with LASIK. Having to worry distracts you from the things you need to focus on and deters you from what needs to be accomplished. No longer having the restriction means more freedom to do the things you want to do, and now with confidence.
We are all different. Some may not be able to give up their glasses or contacts, and some want the freedom that lies beyond the LASIK procedure. Rest assured, Dr. Davis and his team will examine you thoroughly to go over your options so that you can make the most informed decision possible. Contact us today to schedule your free screening, so that you may be one step closer to having clearer vision and begin saving money.