Those with less-than-perfect vision understand how frustrating it is not being able to see without corrective contact lenses or glasses. The panic one gets when scrambling to find their glasses or lenses or the heart drop you feel when you lose a lens or break your glasses is sinking and enough to make you wish you could afford bladeless LASIK surgery. But for all of those who have wanted to get bladeless LASIK but were turned off by the cost, we’ve got good news for you!
Bladeless LASIK is no longer the prohibitively expensive eye treatment that it once was. Today most Bladeless LASIK surgeries can be performed for a reasonable price and be done in such a way that there is swift, speedy recovery time. Visually impared people around the world can now get bladeless LASIK surgery without worrying about the cost or the time investment required to get the surgery.
If you are still on the fence about making the final decision to go under the laser and finally get your vision corrected, here is some information about bladeless LASIK and some of the benefits of getting it.
What is LASIK
LASIK is a corrective vision treatment that has been around for the last decade or so. LASIK stands for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a “bladeless” type of eye surgery treatment that relies on a laser to make the incisions rather than the blade. LASIK surgery uses the laser to reshape the cones of the eyes and improve vision.
LASIK surgery is a permanent corrective vision treatment that further eliminates the need for contact lenses or glasses. Some patients recover from LASIK and have crystal clear vision for the rest of their lives; however, a good percentage of patients find that they need to get a second round of surgery to make final adjustments. If this happens to you, don’t worry. It is perfectly normal and is usually covered at the eye clinic’s or hospital’s expense.
What are the Benefits of Bladeless LASIK?
Unfortunately, this article is not long enough to fully list all the benefits of getting bladeless LASIK surgery, however, we would like to cover a few of the big ones.
The first is something we touched on earlier, and that’s the peace of mind knowing that you no longer have to worry about having enough contacts, losing a contact, needing new lenses or frames, etc. When you get LASIK surgery, all of those worries go away. You are much more free to go swimming or play sports without having to do extra preparation.
The second major benefit is the cost. While bladeless LASIK does require a steep payment upfront, the cost-savings you get over time will be massive. For those in their mid-20s to early-30s who wear daily contact lenses, the lifetime cost savings could be up to USD 30,000! And that’s before accounting for inflation!
If you have the money and the time, now is a great time to get LASIK and improve your life.