The Safety of Laser Eye Surgery & The High Price of Glasses or ContactsPosted on: March 23, 2017 | Vision Correction
Let’s face it – the alternatives to glasses and contact lenses can seem financially out of reach, and the thought of having surgery doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Even the word “surgery” can conjure all sorts of negative emotions and imagery. Coupled with something as vital as your eyesight, it can seem even more frightening. After all, your eyes are the windows to your world. But LASIK eye surgery is a far cry from what most surgical experiences are like. It’s safe, effective, quick, and can save you a great deal of money in the long run. Whether it’s due to price concerns or fears of complications, a few people still seem to have a skewed vision of laser eye surgery. To help dispel these fears, we’d like to go into detail how LASIK eye surgery is the absolute best way to correct your vision—not just for your eyes, but for your wallet.
First of all, no one has ever gone blind from LASIK eye surgery. In fact, here at Mattioli Vision Professionals, we have a 96% success rate in achieving 20/20 for our patients, and Dr. Mattioli has performed over 40,000 LASIK procedures throughout his lengthy career. It’s also a painless procedure. Most patients only feel a few moments of slight pressure. And then, after 10 to 15 minutes—voilà! You’re done! Furthermore, our innovative bladeless LASIK procedure ensures even fewer complications due to our advanced laser technology. The recovery time from laser eye surgery is also quite short. After the surgery, most patients are able to return to work the very next day!
For many, the cost of LASIK eye surgery may seem a bit pricey, but compared to the amount people spend on contact lenses and/or glasses over a lifetime, it’s a worthy investment.
On average, most people require glasses every two years due to changed prescriptions or wear and tear. For each new pair, they fork over $150 – $500, which can snowball to an upwards of $2,500 over 10 years. And that’s not even counting the fees for each visit to the optometrist. For contacts, people can spend up to $250 – $300 during a single year before exam fees, which comes out to $2,500 – $3,000 over 10 years! Glasses and contacts can also become a burden to keep up with. After all, it’s just one more thing you’ll need to worry about. Nothing compares to the flawless freedom that laser eye surgery provides.
At Mattioli Vision Professionals, we offer a safe and cost-friendly alternative to glasses and contacts. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, LASIK eye surgery will give you the 20/20 vision you deserve. We also provide advanced treatments for certain eye conditions such as cataracts and keratoconus. Set up an appointment today to make your first step towards a brighter and clearer future.