My eyesight has been bad since as far as I can remember. I couldn’t see things from a distance, whether it was during the day or in the night. My parents eventually took me to an optomerist. By the age of 7, I had my very own, uncool, big glasses. They were thick and really round. To compensate for the strange look and to not be ridiculed by other kids, I thought getting a multi-color frame.
I was completely wrong. And I wish now that I could have had Lasik eye surgery back then.
Glasses to Contacts
As the years passed I found wearing glasses to be really uncomfortable and disheartening. Kids would call me a nerd or a bookworm because of them. The eye glasses were leaving marks on my nose. I was depending on them way too much, and I became part of the crowd which depended on spectacles to be able to survive.
Eventually, in high school, I began to wear contacts. This was the first real way I could feel better about myself. I have been wearing contacts ever since. However, now that I am aging and my eyes are aging too, I feel my next step should finally be a final next step: laser eye surgery.
Lasik Eye Surgery Procedure
The idea of an actual laser eye surgery is very scary and nerve wracking for many people. It is a procedure in which the ophthalmologist uses a laser to reshape your cornea. Your actual, literal eye is being opened up and worked upon. In reality, even when the surgery sounds scary, it is a very simple procedure and takes less than an hour to finish.
In fact, you can even drive and do all normal activities withint 24 hours of the actual surgery!
Lasik Eye Surgery Costs
The fear of the surgery and what might happen doesn’t phase me. The daunting issue at hand for me used to be the cost. The cost of Lasik when I first heard about it was very pricey. However, over the years, the more I thought about it and the more I researched the different kinds of laser eye surgeries, the more I realized that with advancement in technology came reduction in prices. The costs of laser eye surgery have decreased so much now that it is very affordable for anyone to get such an eye surgery and enjoy a lifetime of better vision.
Contacts cost me around $90 every 2-3 months, which totals up to around $360 a year. I am basically paying a dollar a day to see better for the rest of my life, or until I grow very old. I’ve been wearing contacts since I was around 13, so it has cost me around $4,680 in total contacts costs! Today, Lasik eye surgery can be around that price or much lower than that.
Even if the price of Lasik eye surgery turns out to be around $2000 per eye, the benefits are endless: no more contacts, no more changing or putting on contacts, no more ordering contacts, no more squinting my eyes even with contacts, being able to see perfectly for the rest of my life the more natual way, and more. Between wearing contacts for the rest of my life or going through one day of surgery and relaxation, I want to choose the latter. It is a more logical choice.
I would rather be able to see naturally forever, without any corrective lenses. That factor alone far outweighs the cost. The best part about the cost issue is that many places will let you pay 50% of the cost upfront and the rest over a period of time. That turns out to be way cheaper than you buying contact lenses regularly!
Lifetime Benefit of Seeing Better!
Your eyesight is probably one of the most, if not the most, important sense and part of your body. Lasik is a safe, reliable way to restore your vision the way it should be restores, without all the fuss of contacts or glasses. Even while writing this post I am thinking of putting eye drops in my eyes because I have been wearing contacts since 8am this morning.
Why should I have to go through the uncomfortable lifestyle of having glasses or contacts that I have to clean and take care of every time I look around or move?
With the Lasik eye surgery, there will be no more poking your eye trying to put your contacts on, or searching for your glasses in the morning. You will be able to see again. I think that is an amazing thing. This year is the one where I’ll finally get the final and permanent solution for my eyes so that I can see normally, without any extra uncomfortable objects inserted onto my eyes, forever!
Do you wear glasses, contacts or have great vision already? Or have you had Lasik eye surgery?
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