7 Benefits of Choosing LASIK

Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in LASIK on December 22, 2023

If you have been considering LASIK surgery, you probably understand the main benefit of the procedure: better vision. Being able to see clearly without glasses or contacts is a reward all on its own. 

However, there are other benefits that come along with better vision. 

Keep reading to learn more about how LASIK can improve your vision and your life! 

Freedom from Glasses and Contact Lenses 

Most people who undergo LASIK have significant enough vision improvement that they don’t need glasses or contacts anymore. For many people, this means being able to wake up and see clearly as soon as they open their eyes. 

They no longer need to worry about putting contacts in every morning or keeping track of glasses. 

Clearer Vision 

LASIK can typically correct vision to the same degree as glasses or contacts. However, while your visual acuity measurement might be similar, your vision may be better after LASIK. 

Glasses can attract dirt or smudges. The clearness of contacts can be affected by dryness or moving out of position. 

LASIK means never worrying about glasses fogging up or contacts getting dry and compromising your vision.  

Improved Quality of Life

Not relying on glasses and contacts for vision correction can improve everyday activities. Working out and going swimming can be more fun with clear vision. 

Travel is easier when you don’t have to pack contacts or worry about losing a pair of glasses while you’re away from home. Outdoor activities like hiking and camping are easier and safer when you count on a clear vision, no matter the conditions. 

No more worrying about rain on your glasses or finding a way to wash your hands well enough to handle contacts. 

Cost Savings Over Time

A year’s supply of contact lenses can cost a couple of hundred dollars. Specialty lenses, such as those for astigmatism, may cost more. Glasses may also cost a couple hundred or more, depending on how much insurance covers. 

Over time, those costs add up. LASIK is a one-time expense that may pay for itself in just a few years of not buying contacts or glasses. 

Producing Less Waste

The materials in glasses and contacts cannot be easily recycled. Additionally, contacts come in plastic packaging to ensure they’re sterile. 

The result is that many contacts, contact lens packages, contact solution bottles, and discarded glasses can wind up in landfills. LASIK eliminates the need for glasses and contacts, reducing the amount of waste you produce each year. 

Improved Self-Confidence

Having clearer, more reliable vision can improve your confidence. For some people, getting to ditch glasses makes them feel better about how they look. 

For others, the improvements in vision make them feel more secure doing activities like driving at night. 

Better Safety Profile 

Better vision without glasses or contacts can increase your safety profile. Clear vision is critical for common activities such as driving. 

For people who work in fields like construction, medicine, airline pilots, or the military, clear vision can make worksites safer for everyone involved. 

Do you want to find out if LASIK is right for you? Schedule an appointment at EyeHealth Northwest in Hillsboro, OR, today!


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18345 SW Alexander St,
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Aloha, OR 97003
(503) 642-2505 see more
Glisan
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Portland, OR 97213
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Gresham
24601 SE Stark St.
Suite 245
Troutdale, OR 97060
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Hillsboro, OR 97124
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Lake Oswego, OR 97035
(503) 636-2551 see more
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Milwaukie, OR 97222
(503) 656-4221 see more
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Portland, OR 97206
503 777-5546 see more
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2318 Portland Rd, Suite 300
Newberg, OR 97132
(503) 538-1341 see more
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Portland, OR 97217
(503) 285-1671 see more
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Portland, OR 97209
(503) 227-2020 see more
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1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 656-4221 see more
Peterkort
9555 SW Barnes Rd.
#100 (1rst floor)
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 227-2020 see more
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5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 445
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 231-0166 see more
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9135 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 961
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 292-0848 see more
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Portland, OR 97216
(503) 255-2291 see more
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12050 SE Stevens Rd, Suite 100
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(503) 783-3300 see more
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Tigard OR 97224
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Portland, OR 97223
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Happy Valley, OR 97086
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