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5 Reasons Why Millennials Should Consider LASIK Eye Surgery
February 27, 2019
Millennials may have grown up in the digital age but wearing contact lenses and glasses can be a bit of a hassle. Fortunately, LASIK eye surgery can make it easier for them to see clearly now and for years to come.
If you’re a millennial who is ready to get rid of contacts and glasses and see the world clearly, here are the top five reasons you should consider LASIK.
LASIK is a Cost-Effective Investment
Cost is a common concern for many millennials. However, correcting your vision with LASIK is a cost-effective solution, especially when you compare it to the cost of contact lenses and glasses.
Contacts and glasses can cost around $1,000 per year, which means you could spend up to $10,000 in ten years on just frames and lenses. With LASIK, you’ll only have a one-time payment for the procedure to permanently correct your vision.
At Kremer, we offer 0% interest financing for up to 24 months. You can also use your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for LASIK. Plus, the cost covers pre- and post-operative appointments as well as any future enhancements if you ever needed one.
LASIK Can Give You Longer-Lasting Clear Vision
As a millennial, you are old enough to undergo surgery. Typically, the minimum age requirement for LASIK is 18 years old. However, you also want to make sure you’re in good eye health and that your vision hasn’t changed in at least the past two years to qualify for the procedure. The sooner you undergo LASIK eye surgery, the less time you’ll spend wishing you got it done years ago!
If you’re not a good candidate for LASIK, Visian ICL, PRK, and other vision correction alternatives are available. Just talk to your doctor to see which is best for you.
Recovery Time is Quick
Recovery is an important part of any procedure. However, you won’t need to take too much time off from your life when you get LASIK. Generally, the surgery takes about ten minutes for each eye and six weeks for them to stabilize. During that time, you’ll need to rest your eyes and go to your post-op appointments to make sure everything is healing properly.
While it does take around six weeks for your eyes to heal, many patients see improvements in vision as early as the next morning. You should also be able to go back to work and resume normal activities the next day.
LASIK Eliminates Discomfort from Contacts
If you’ve worn contacts at all growing up, you know how uncomfortable they can be. From dry eyes to eye strain to infections, wearing contact lenses causes serious discomfort and even eye health issues for many millennials.
To make your life more comfortable, the best thing to consider is having your vision permanently corrected. As a millennial, you have years of life to look forward to; you want to make sure you experience and see everything comfortably. With LASIK, you eliminate the need for contacts and the issues that can come from them.
You Experience a Better Quality of Life
Millennials lead a fast-paced lifestyle. Whether you’re traveling the world or working hard to establish your career, life gets busy, and dealing with contacts and glasses can be cumbersome. Luckily, LASIK can help you get rid of them for good.
Imagine traveling without having to remember to pack extra contact solution, or being able to see your computer monitor and smartphone without your glasses. Imagine never having to worry about accidentally falling asleep with your contacts in!
Getting rid of your contacts and glasses and getting LASIK can make life easier. More importantly, it’ll help you experience the world clearly through your own eyes.
If you’re a millennial who is tired of dealing with contact lenses and glasses, it’s time to start considering LASIK as a vision correction solution. Not only can this quick and easy procedure give you the clear eyesight you need, but it’ll also help you save a bit of money in the long run and improve your overall quality of life.
Learn more about LASIK and schedule a consultation at Kremer Eye Center today!