What is the best way to correct your vision? Should you wear eyeglasses, contacts, or LASIK? You’ll want to consider your lifestyle, your comfort, and your budget when choosing between these three options.
Eyeglasses, for instance, offer some advantages over contact lenses, such as:
– You don’t need to place them directly on your eyes to wear them, so you’re less likely to get eye infections and irritations.
– Both glasses and contacts, however, are affordable vision correction options. Glasses can be less expensive over time than wearing contact lenses, which need to be replaced regularly.
– Contact lenses need to be replaced more frequently than glasses.
– With so many great styles to choose from, glasses can be an extension of your personality as well as a great fashion statement.
As far as contacts go, check out these advantages:
– As contacts conform to the curvature of your eye, they provide an unobstructed view of the world around you.
– While playing sports or exercising, contact lenses can be more convenient. Glasses can be damaged or lost.
– People can’t even tell that you’re wearing contacts most of the time.
– Unlike glasses, contacts won’t fog up in cold weather or steam up while you cook.
LASIK, or laser in-situ keratomileusis, is another popular vision correction surgery that can help those with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. To perform LASIK, your cornea, the clear front portion of your eye, is reshaped to focus light on the retina at the back of your eye. Although not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, many people with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism can undergo the procedure.
What types of issues can be corrected by LASIK? Here are some examples:
– Being able to see nearby objects but having difficulty seeing distant objects
– Having trouble seeing nearby objects but being able to see distant objects
– Having moderate astigmatism, which causes overall blurred vision
LASIK surgery does have an upfront cost, but its big advantage is that you no longer have to wear glasses or contact lenses.
We can help you determine the vision correction method that is most appropriate for you after a thorough eye exam. Contact us today to schedule an appointment: (801) 476-0494