If you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism and rely on prescription glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, you probably already know what a hassle it can be to have a daily dependence on prescription eyewear. You might have to fumble around on the nightstand each morning to find your glasses so you can see the numbers on the alarm clock. Perhaps you cannot drive at night without wearing contact lenses. Or, perhaps you enjoy active, outdoor activities that leave you with dry or dusty contact lenses and irritated eyes.
If you can relate to these sentiments, consider having LASIK or PRK vision correction surgery. Not only do most patients achieve freedom from the hassle of wearing glasses or contact lenses, they also gain financial freedom from the ongoing costs associated with prescription eyewear as well. Here are some of the financial advantages of having laser vision correction surgery.
Although the cost of LASIK or a similar laser vision correction procedure such as PRK is higher than a pair of prescription glasses or a box of contact lenses, it is a one-time fee. In contrast, relying on prescription eyewear to see clearly is an ongoing cost, one that will continue indefinitely and add up over the long run.
Not Having to Pay for Prescription Eyewear
Again, having LASIK will cost you a bit more upfront, but you will no longer have to pay for a new set of glasses every other year or a yearlong supply of contact lenses each year. Think of how much you can save over a lifetime if you don’t have to spend $500 a year on daily disposable contact lenses!
Avoiding the Extra Costs Associated With Glasses and Contact Lenses
Having LASIK help you save not only on the cost of prescription eyewear, but also on the extra costs associated with glasses and contact lenses. For instance, have you ever considered how much you spend each month on contact-lens cleaning solution, lens cases, microfiber cloths to clean your glasses, glasses cases, etc.? These extra small costs add up quickly!
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Belmont to learn more about your laser vision correction treatment options, contact Belmont Eye Center by calling (212) 486-2020.