Anyone who wears glasses or contacts knows that either of these corrective lenses can be cumbersome. For those who wear glasses, it can be physically uncomfortable, or even a hassle, to have glasses resting on your face at all times. It’s a major inconvenience when trying to swim, play contact sports, or do many other types of activities. Plus, losing or breaking them puts the wearer out of great vision for at least a few days (or even weeks) until a replacement pair can be made. Not to mention, they’re expensive to replace — usually a couple hundred dollars if you’re going for a pair you really want to love.
Similarly, contacts-wearers can relate to some of the nuisances that come from these types of corrective lenses. Dry eyes, sticky or fading contact lenses, the pain from getting something in a lens — all of these are some pretty significant downsides to wearing contacts. Not to mention, they’re expensive, and buying solution and products to reduce dry eyes continue to rack up costs.
LASIK has the potential to eliminate all of these issues, for glasses and contacts-wearers alike. While the upfront costs are higher for LASIK, it could save you money in the long run (particularly if you rely on contacts). With LASIK eye surgery, you could simply wake up and be able to see, instead of having to search blindly for your glasses or fumble around with your contacts to make normal vision happen