Posted by: Carolinas Center for Sight in Cataract Surgery

Now that’s school’s back in session, life naturally tends to get a lot busier. Waking up early to head to your 8 am lecture coupled with working a part-time job and trying to maintain a social life can be a major balancing act, so everything you can do to streamline and simplify your life would naturally be desirable, right?

During this time of year, many people consider getting laser eye surgery to permanently correct their vision and make day to day life just a bit easier. If you’re not sure how LASIK could help, keep reading!

Reducing Eyestrain

So many of us spend hours upon hours on digital devices, and whether it’s a laptop, tablet, or even a smartphone, our eyes aren’t used to these kinds of demands. All too often, students find themselves using outdated glasses or contacts and developing visual symptoms including headaches, eye fatigue, and more.

Eyestrain plagues many people, so instead of having to deal with discomfort while trying to study or take notes in class, consider getting LASIK. You’ll no longer have to worry when it comes to seeing clearly on any type of screen again.

Saving Money

If you’re like most students, you’re likely on a pretty tight budget – the jokes about eating Top Ramen for every meal are funny because they’re true. You might take one look at the cost of LASIK and think it’s completely out of the question, but consider how much your glasses or contacts are costing you instead?

Prices for laser eye surgery can vary, but it’s estimated that people save between $13,000 and $17,000 when they have LASIK compared to continuously paying for contact lenses. Glasses aren’t cheap either, as even a low-quality pair can run several hundred dollars. When you compare the one time cost of LASIK and the money you’d spend on correcting your vision for the rest of your life, it just makes sense.

Making Life Easy

Remember those 8 am lectures we mentioned earlier? Everyone has a hard time rolling out of bed and making it to class on time, and we’re lucky if we show up in anything other than sweatpants. Putting on your glasses may only take a few extra seconds out of your morning and while proper contact lens care is certainly more time consuming, neither option compares to waking up and being able to see clearly with zero effort.

When you’re in the midst of juggling homework, extracurricular activities, and more, the last thing you want to think about is if you’re almost out of contacts or budgeting for a new set of glasses to replace your scratched ones.

Today’s LASIK technology is better than ever and after a quick and painless procedure, you’ll have awesome vision in just a few days. If you’ve been interested in improving your vision, speak with your ophthalmologist today and find out if LASIK might be right for you. Being a student is certainly a challenge, but if you can takeout a small chunk of daily stress, why not?