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Three Reasons Why You Should Get LASIK
LASIK has become one of the most popular procedures in the eye care industry. This laser-assisted vision correction surgery has helped millions of Americans do away with their glasses and contacts. Is LASIK right for you? Here’s a look at three reasons why you should consider getting LASIK.
Reason #1: To Improve Your Looks
It might sound shallow, but appearance is important in today’s world. If you think that wearing glasses sends the wrong message about you, or if you just have trouble finding frames that suit your face, you should consider LASIK laser eye surgery. It’s a quick procedure that can have you seeing clearly without the irritation of glasses.
Reason #2: You Can’t Wear Contacts
What if you don’t like the look of glasses, but your eyes just won’t tolerate contact lenses? Some people cannot wear contacts due to eye conditions or irregularities in the shape of their retinas. Other people dislike the amount of upkeep that contacts require. Contact lenses also increase the likelihood of eye infection. If you’re reluctant or unable to put contact lenses in your eyes, talk to your ophthalmologist about LASIK refractive surgery.
Reason #3: Your Lifestyle Demands It
Do you participate in rigorous exercise or water activities that make it inconvenient or even dangerous to wear glasses or contacts? LASIK can improve your vision without the need for corrective lenses. Also, pilots and others who need excellent eyesight often turn to laser vision correction.
These are just a few of the reasons why some people choose laser eye surgery over glasses and contacts. Is LASIK right for you? Talk to your eye doctor to find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure
Mel Smith, Vision Correction Centers, Dakota Dunes, SD
This article was also featured in the 2009 VOW Wedding Planner. To view a PDF of this article, go to the BEAUTY, HEALTH & FITNESS section of VOW.