If you ask anyone why they got LASIK, they’ll probably tell you that it was because they wanted to wake up in the morning and be able to see without needing their glasses or contacts. While that’s definitely one of the major benefits of LASIK, corrective surgery goes far beyond just allowing you to see better. Below are a few things we hear from people after they get LASIK.
- “I feel more confident.” Especially for younger people, glasses can affect their self-confidence. After LASIK, many patients have said that they now have the confidence to start a conversation with a new person or take pictures with their friends — things they wouldn’t have done while wearing glasses.
- “I can be more spontaneous.” When you don’t have to rely on contacts or glasses to see, your life doesn’t have to be so structured. Spontaneous trip to the beach? Now you don’t have to run back home to get your glasses or contacts case.
- “I’m doing better at work.” Do you spend all day looking at small print or the computer? If contacts bother your eyes throughout the day, it can be hard to focus on the task at hand. LASIK can also allow you to pursue a job that requires nearly perfect vision, like a pilot, paramedic, or lifeguard.
- “I feel safer playing sports.” Playing sports with glasses on is never a good idea. So many people find it hard to partake in their favorite games and activities while wearing glasses, or they are forced to get prescription sports goggles. After LASIK, there’s no more worrying about losing your glasses in the ocean or leaving them on a bench on the side of the field.
- “People see the real me.” When there’s nothing standing (or shall we say, sitting on your face) between you and the rest of the world, people are more likely to see the real you.
If you’re considering getting LASIK surgery, contact Dr. Barry Wasserman! Dr. Wasserman is an accomplished LASIK surgeon, pediatric ophthalmologist, and educator. As a certified AMO/VISX Excimer Laser surgeon, he performs LASIK refractive surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. He is also a board certified ophthalmologist and the Medical Director of New Jersey Eye Laser Centers at Princeton.