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5 Reasons to Consider LASIK Eye Surgery

Hundreds of thousands of people in the United States choose LASIK every year for vision correction. This simple and effective laser eye surgery can reform your vision — reshaping your cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism — and help you see more clearly than you ever have.

The team at Valley Eye Professionals offers LASIK to patients in Los Angeles using the advanced IntraLase®️ technology. If you’re not sure you’re ready for this surgery on your eyes, read on to learn five reasons why you might not want to wait any longer.

Improved vision

This is the No. 1 reason to choose LASIK. More than 80% of people who undergo LASIK surgery no longer need contacts or glasses for most activities.

About 96%-98% of LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision and 40%-50% end up with vision even better than that. Given that the procedure takes just about 10-15 minutes, requires little downtime, and has almost immediate results, it’s a near miracle for many.

Greater convenience

LASIK gives you freedom from corrective eyewear. Run, swim, enjoy a night out, or sleep without having to worry about glasses or contacts getting in the way. Every morning, you can see right when you wake up — no need to fumble for glasses or to prep contacts. Your routine is quicker and more hassle-free.

Long-term savings

When you ditch glasses and contacts, you save money in the long term. You don’t have to keep replacing contacts, glasses, and prescriptions year after year. No more cases, cleaning solutions, or frames.

Most insurance companies don’t cover LASIK, but Valley Eye Professionals can help you come up with creative ways to afford the procedure. Payment plans and flexible spending are ways to make LASIK fit into your budget so you can benefit from long-term savings.

Fast results

After LASIK eye surgery, you don’t have to wait long to gain clear sight. You notice improvements in your vision in a few hours and see really well by the next day. Your downtime is minimal — the team at Valley Eye Professionals talks with you about what to expect, but you can usually go back to most normal activities within 48 hours.

New opportunities

Some careers and life pursuits require you to have excellent vision — such as military personnel, commercial pilots, and athletes. The vision you achieve with LASIK can help you pursue new career goals.

Even if you’re career goals don’t call for better vision, you can spend much more time caring for your family, especially babies and toddlers, if you don’t have to worry about your own corrective lenses. If you have the desire to visit new lands, it’s much easier to travel without concerns about losing your contacts and glasses.

If you’re 18 or older, have had stable vision for at least one year, and have worn contacts or glasses for at least three years, you’re a LASIK candidate. The optometrists at Valley Eye Professionals evaluate your eye health and lens prescription before recommending the surgery.

If you want more information about LASIK and how it can help you see clearly, call Valley Eye Professionals or schedule an appointment using the online tool.

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