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Top 5 Reasons for Receiving Laser Eye Surgery

December 13, 2013

Laser eye surgery is becoming a very popular option for Canadians who are tired of depending on eyeglasses and contact lenses and who want to safely correct their vision for the long term. Being free from the burden of requiring corrective lenses is especially important for those who live an active lifestyle that is not conducive with eyeglasses or contacts. Imagine going boating or sky diving and being able to see without worrying about your eyeglasses flying off your face or stressing about dust and excess air getting into your contacts!

How does it Work?

Before the procedure is performed, a numbing agent is applied to the surface of the eye to make it numb without interfering with your ability to see and move your eye freely. Once the eye is numb, a qualified surgeon makes microscopic and permanent changes to the cornea with the use of a special laser that carefully vaporizes tissue with a beam of ultraviolet light. The procedure is a great option for most people who have mild or moderate refractive problems with their eyesight.
Most of the patients who go through with laser eye surgery feel that their quality of life is significantly improved once they no longer have to depend on contact lenses or eyeglasses in order to see clearly.
Top 5 Reasons for Receiving Laser Eye Surgery

  1. Many people want to know what it would be like to wake up every morning and clearly see their surroundings without searching for their eyeglasses or taking the time to put in their contact lenses.
  2. Glasses don’t look great on everyone, and some people can’t seem to adjust to the discomfort of contact lenses.
  3. Sports and other activities are difficult to do while wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.
  4. Some work environments are not safe for eyewear, especially if there is a risk of your eyeglasses fogging over or your contacts getting lost.
  5. In the long run, laser eye surgery often costs less than continuing to upgrade your prescription lenses over the years.

Many people choose to have laser eye surgery because of one or more of the above reasons. How much do you value your vision, and what is your reason for wanting to be free from glasses or contacts?