New Jersey patients with fears about having cataract surgery will be comforted by these answers from ophthalmologists.
Laser vision correction is a great choice for people at many different stages of life. Now is a particularly great time to have laser vision correction, as the advances in technology make treatment safer and more customizable than ever before. Also, the COVID-19 pandemic is convincing many people to undergo laser eye surgery right now, as face masks and glasses do not go well together.
Glasses and contacts can be a hassle during many activities, including swimming, running, biking, and contact sports. Many people who have laser vision correction surgery have a specific hobby or activity that they just can’t wait to enjoy without wearing glasses or contacts.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear there has never been a better time to reduce dependence on glasses and contacts. If you wear glasses, you know that face masks and glasses simply do not mix. And if you wear contacts, the act of touching your eyes several times a day can increase the risk of transmitting germs.
Also, consider that LASIK/PRK can be a smart financial investment when you add up the lifetime cost of prescription eyeglasses and contacts. The sooner you get laser vision correction, the sooner you can stop paying for disposable contacts or another pair of eyeglasses. Many of our patients are paying for laser eye surgery with money they had saved for vacations, concerts, sporting events and other experiences that were cancelled due to COVID-19.
Many people who get laser vision correction wish they would have done it sooner. Keep in mind that there are several steps you’ll need to take before your laser vision correction surgery.
First, you’ll need to choose a LASIK/PRK surgeon. There are a lot of options to choose from, so look for surgeons with experience and good patient reviews.
You’ll then need to schedule a consultation. Bring your eyeglasses or contacts prescription to your consultation so that your laser eye surgeon can evaluate your eyes completely. Ask as many questions as you need to, and see how comfortable you feel. You can also ask about financing options that may make your procedure more affordable.
If you’re a good laser vision correction candidate and you’re ready for improved vision and quality of life, you can move forward with your LASIK/PRK procedure. Soon you’ll forget what it’s like to worry about eyeglasses or contacts!
Learn more about laser vision correction by scheduling an appointment with any of the talented doctors at InVision Eye Care.
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