September 21, 2020

Is LASIK Better Than Glasses?


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Glasses and contact lenses are common ways to correct vision, but you may be wondering if LASIK is a better option. Many people who require vision correction opt for glasses, and, at first glance, it does seem like the easier solution. However, we all know that wearing glasses or contact lenses isn’t always the perfect experience! So, if you’re considering undergoing laser eye surgery, then you’ve come to the right place. 

In this article, we explain the advantages of LASIK compared to more traditional sight correction options and reveal the reasons why it could be the better solution for you.

Costs: LASIK VS Glasses and Contacts

On the surface, wearing glasses seems cheaper and more convenient. Not to mention they save you from undergoing a surgical procedure. However, the truth is that both glasses and contact lenses can stack up costs in the long term. With both glasses and contacts, you need to buy replacements regularly to ensure your prescription is still accurate, until your prescription is stable. Contacts also need to be replaced even more frequently, depending on the type of contact lenses you use, such as dailies, monthlies etc. 

LASIK, on the other hand, incurs a higher initial cost, and we absolutely understand that the price of laser vision correction procedures can impact the decision-making process. However, the laser eye procedure is a one-off, permanent investment into your vision! Once you factor in maintenance costs for your glasses and replacement costs when they are lost or broken, you can quickly start to see LASIK is the more cost-effective option. 

Here at Re:Vision, we want perfect sight to be accessible for everyone, and that’s why we have financial partners that offer easy payment options for those looking to undergo LASIK and to pay it off in instalments. 

The Advantages of LASIK

Laser eye surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures in the world, and the process has been refined an incredible amount over the years as technology has evolved. Now, laser vision correction is safter and more precise, plus quicker and less invasive than many people would expect—the whole process can be over in under a minute! 

Beyond the long-term savings, a major benefit to laser eye correction is the freedom it brings to enjoy life without worrying about glasses or contacts. This can be different for everyone—for you, it might mean re-joining a sports team, travelling, swimming at the beach, or any number of other activities that many take for granted. Being able to enjoy life without needing to keep your contacts or glasses in mind might seem like a small benefit, but for many, it can make a huge difference. 

Is LASIK right for you?

LASIK eye surgery can correct a range of common focusing issues, including near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate is to discuss your options with an eye doctor. If you’re over 18, generally healthy, and you’ve had a stable prescription for a year, there’s a good chance that the laser procedure is perfectly suited for you. 

If you want to learn more about LASIK, talk to Auckland’s laser eye surgery experts here at Re:Vision Sight Correction Centre. We can offer you an initial free laser vision suitability assessment, no strings attached. Book your free laser assessment today!

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