Is LASIK Worth It? The Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery
Oct 04, 2022 • All articles

Is LASIK Worth It? The Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery

LASIK eye surgery can be a long-term solution to a variety of vision problems, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (reading glasses), and astigmatism (blurry vision at all distances). If you’re considering laser vision correction, it’s normal to wonder if LASIK is worth it.

At Greenberg LASIK, we stand by the results of our procedures and we’re confident that you’ll love the results. In our 20 years, we’ve transformed over 85,000 eyes in the Indianapolis and Louisville areas. Below, we highlight some of the reasons that LASIK is worth it to help you decide whether laser vision correction is right for you.

Freedom from glasses and contacts

LASIK can reduce or eliminate your dependency on glasses and contact lenses, thereby offering you more freedom and transforming your quality of life. You won’t need to worry about how glasses or contacts interfere with everyday activities, from playing sports to watching television.

For example, you’ll be able to wake up in the morning with clearer vision without needing to grab your glasses or put in contacts, and you can go to sleep without having to take the lenses out or putting your glasses in a safe spot.

LASIK eye surgery has a very high satisfaction rate. Research has found that over 95% of patients are satisfied with their visual results after LASIK, and the majority of our patients walk away with 20/20 vision or better.

Saves you money in the long run

LASIK may seem like an expensive investment, but it can actually save you money in the long run. It can reduce or eliminate the cost of new glasses, prescription sunglasses, contact lenses, and contact lens solution. Use our savings calculator to see how much you can save across your lifetime after LASIK eye surgery.

At Greenberg LASIK, we offer a variety of financing plans as well as a Lowest Price Guarantee to make our procedures more affordable. It’s also possible to pay for your surgery using an HSA or FSA. We’ll discuss all your options when you come in for an initial consultation, free of charge.

It’s a long-term solution to visual problems

LASIK eye surgery is a long-term solution. After the surgery, you’ll be able to enjoy clearer vision right away. LASIK works by removing corneal tissue to reshape the cornea to correct visual problems, which are often due to an issue in the way the eye refracts light. The results are long-term because the corneal tissue doesn’t grow back.

Very few patients experience visual changes later in life following LASIK. If you do, you may be eligible for a free enhancement to ensure you maintain the highest quality of vision possible. However, this is rare – one study found that only 10% of LASIK patients require a retreatment later in life due to age-related vision changes.

A quick, safe procedure and short recovery

Finally, another reason LASIK is worth it is because of how simple and quick the surgery is. LASIK is one of the safest elective medical procedures available. The side effects are minimal (such as dry eye, halos, and glares) and will subside within a few weeks post-surgery.

The procedure itself is also very quick. The laser is used on each eye for only a few minutes, and most patients are surprised by how virtually painless the experience is. Additionally, the recovery is fast. Most patients are back to their everyday routine within only 24-hours. There’s no need to disrupt your life to achieve clearer vision.

Given these benefits, LASIK is worth it. At Greenberg LASIK, we offer a variety of vision correction procedures. When you book a free consultation, we’ll perform a series of diagnostic tests to determine what treatment is best suited for you. We’ll also discuss in detail what you can expect and why LASIK is worth it. If you’re in the Indianapolis or Louisville areas, book a free consult today.