Investments aren’t all about stock portfolios — sometimes it’s worthwhile to invest directly into yourself. LASIK is a fantastic opportunity to do exactly that. The ophthalmologists at St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute have treated many patients over the years who are so thankful to have surgery that limits their dependence on prescription lenses. Some of the reasons you can consider LASIK a smart investment include:
LASIK Is a Highly Successful Surgery
LASIK is one of the best and easiest ways to indefinitely address refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Your ophthalmologist, guided by an intricate computer-generated image of your unique eye, carefully reshapes your cornea so that incoming light refracts (bends), allowing it to reach the retina.
LASIK boasts a high satisfaction rate (around 95%), with almost all patients achieving 20/40 vision or better. When it comes to investing in yourself, what’s more important than having quality sight?
LASIK Saves You Time
Wearing prescription lenses can cost you one of your most precious resources of all: your time! Contact lenses take time to insert and remove, in addition to requiring daily maintenance and cleaning to ensure that your eyes avoid infection or injury. Glasses are less time-consuming, but they do require periodic cleaning and replacement as well.
Once your corneas have been corrected with LASIK, there is no more preparation required for you to see clearly. As soon as you open your eyes in the morning, you can make your way to the kitchen or bathroom with no added obstacles.
LASIK Is a Financial Investment
Some people assume that LASIK is a luxury, or too expensive to be a worthwhile investment. If you are only factoring the immediate costs, then of course LASIK is more expensive than a pair of glasses or a supply of contact lenses. However, if you start to view LASIK as a long-term investment, then the costs become more negligible. After a couple decades, LASIK is typically less expensive than the total cost for contacts over that same timespan.
LASIK produces indefinite results, so the sooner you have your surgery, the sooner you can start benefiting from the savings. Although not everyone may have the upfront costs to pay in full for refractive surgery, the good news is that St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute offers competitive rates as well financing through CareCredit, a top medical lender, so that the price is manageable in the short term.
Schedule a Consultation
If you live in the Tampa Bay area and are considering having LASIK to improve your vision, come learn more about the procedure from some of the top ophthalmologists in Pinellas County. Call (727) 585-2200.