Monthly Archives: March 2015
Dr. Eric Donnenfeld has worked with many LASIK patients whose lives have changed after laser eye surgery. The results of LASIK affect everyday activities in ways you wouldn’t even believe! Here, Dr. Donnenfeld shares some of the conveniences and improvements you can expect after LASIK.
More Youthful Appearance
Glasses aren’t necessarily unattractive, but on certain people they can look dowdy or aging — think of the classic librarian image. After LASIK, there is a very good chance you won’t have to wear glasses (or contact lenses) and can enjoy a more youthful appearance. Also, LASIK may help stave off “crow’s feet” and other wrinkles that develop as a result of repeated squinting to read small print or a sign off in the distance.
Better Job Performance
Does your job require quick reflexes and immediate action? For instance, perhaps you’re on-call often and must be able to rush to work in the middle of the night at a moment’s notice. Fumbling around in the dark for your glasses can take up time that you need to get to work safely and quickly. Or, are you sick of your glasses repeatedly falling down your nose as you peer down at work documents or handheld equipment? Ultimately, LASIK could make it easier to perform your job well, and improve your overall performance.
Greater Opportunities to Play
With clearer vision and freedom from glasses and contact lenses, you will find it easier to engage in sports and other physical activities. Think about team sports like basketball and soccer, which are frustrating to play while wearing glasses because of the threat of unexpected contact with your glasses. Or consider the inconvenience of running outdoors with fogged-up glasses or drying contacts. Not to mention, swimming and water sports are practically impossible! After LASIK, these worries won’t exist. You can sprint, dribble and dive to your heart’s content.
Although LASIK involves an up-front fee, for many people it is a wise investment in their vision and also a financially sound move! Add up the cost of prescription glasses, contact lenses, cleaning materials and eye drops for a lifetime, and compare that to the one-time cost of LASIK. Even if you must buy an occasional pair of reading glasses or a bottle of eye drops, LASIK still makes financial sense in many cases.
Contact Our LASIK Surgeon
For more information about how LASIK can improve your vision and your life, please contact Dr. Eric Donnenfeld today.