Are you ready for summer? With the days getting warmer and longer, it won’t be long before summer is in full swing. For many of us, that means plenty of fun in the sun whether at the beach, a ballgame, or the great outdoors; sometimes at a moments notice. However, the freedom and spontaneity that can come with summer can be difficult to achieve if you’re still constrained by your glasses or contacts.
Imagine being free to go on vacation, dive into a pool, and enjoy all your favorite summer activities without having to worry about your eyeglasses, contact lenses, or prescription sunglasses again. If you would like to make this summer the best one yet, now is the perfect time to consider a LASIK treatment before the sunny season is upon us.
Here are the best reasons you should get LASIK just in time for summer.
Travel More, Worry Less
Put simply, traveling with eyeglasses or contact lenses can be a big inconvenience. Did you remember to bring your glasses case, contact solution, those old backup glasses just to be on the safe side? Forgetting to pack these extras can be a real pain, especially if you can’t easily replace them.
You can’t enjoy your vacation if you can’t see it. A LASIK procedure can allow you to never have to worry about keeping your contacts clean or losing your glasses again! Live in the moment – whether you’re going on a day trip or an extended adventure.
Run, Jump, & Swim
Summer is generally synonymous with outdoor activity. Hiking, biking, or any kind or athletic hobby are easily hindered by glasses and contacts. Sweat can easily fog up your glasses and make them slide down your nose; requiring them to be literally strapped to your head. Contacts can fall out during moderately intensive activity or become damaged by wiping the sweat from your eyes.
When was the last time you enjoyed a cool dip in a swimming pool – worry free? Usually, a trip to the beach or pool for those who wear glasses or contacts ends up one of three ways:
- You go swimming without wearing your glasses or contacts and everything is a blur.
- You swim while wearing glasses or contacts and risk losing them or possibly an eye infection.
- You eliminate any risk by not swimming at all.
After a LASIK procedure, you can dive into a pool or lake without a care in the world. No hassle, only fun.
Minimize Allergy Symptoms
For those who endure seasonal allergies, the summer months can be a difficult time of year to enjoy the nice weather. Sneezing, wheezing, and dealing with dry or itchy eyes is bad enough without having to cope with the inconvenience of contact lenses. Of course, LASIK can’t directly address your seasonal allergies, but it can indeed lessen the symptoms you experience. When eyes are itchy, dry, and irritated – the last thing you will want to deal with is contact lenses making matters worse.
Save Money with LASIK
While a LASIK procedure may feel expensive at first, it is important to keep in mind that it is a one time expense and could actually save you a small fortune in the long run. The increasing costs associated with regularly changing prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, storage cases, solutions, backups, and replacements really do add up over a lifetime. LASIK will almost always be less expensive than a life of glasses or contact lens use; very much like owning a home is less expensive than renting in the long run.
Consider all the extra summer fun you could plan for with those savings.
Enjoy Life’s Little Pleasures
- Pick up all of the stylish sunglasses you were never able to wear, no prescription needed!
- Enjoy a sunny day at the park reading a good book without seeking out your glasses first.
- Savor an afternoon nap without having to first take out your contacts.
- Smile for the camera without catching the sunny reflective glare in your glasses during outdoor photos.
- Revel in putting the top down while driving or the thrill of an amusement park ride without fear of losing your glasses.
Elevate your Summer with LASIK
There actually isn’t a better time than the present to achieve clear vision and appreciate every benefit that a LASIK procedure brings with it. Find out if you’re a candidate for a life-changing LASIK eye surgery by contacting LaserVue Eye Center today. Schedule a comprehensive consultation at any of our locations in San Francisco, Mountain View, or Santa Rosa and get ready for a great summer!