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Iceni Magazine | July 1, 2022

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Laser Eye Surgery: Pros and Cons

Laser Eye Surgery: Pros and Cons

Imagine waking up one morning with perfect vision from the get-go.

You don’t have to reach over to clean your glasses or struggle to get your contact lenses in. Your sight has returned, and it is perfection. Oh, if only.

Unfortunately, many people have to wear glasses or contact lenses to see every day. It’s expensive, annoying and often uncomfortable. There is nothing worse than falling asleep with your contact lenses in and waking up with them fused to your eyeball.

Laser eye surgery could transform your life. There are some key considerations you must read upon to decide whether the procedure is for you. Here is a quick guide to the pros and cons of laser eye surgery.

Pros

Say goodbye to glasses

You don’t need to remember where your glasses are. You don’t need to worry about rolling over in bed and feeling your glasses pushing against the pillow. You don’t need to clean your lenses multiple times a day and still feel like they’re dirty. You can bid farewell to your pesky glasses and embrace a new way of living. You can even go to the gym without watching your glasses steam up every time you start sweating.

No more contact lenses

Contact lenses are a lifesaver for some people – while others refuse to wear them at all. After laser eye surgery, you can put your contact lenses in the bin and forget all about the feeling of irritated eyes.

You can enjoy more water sports and jump into the water without worrying about your contact lens floating away. Laser eye surgery gives you the freedom to try more activities and feel more comfortable in your own body.

Pain free

Laser eye surgery looks a little freaky at first. However, the procedure is actually pain-free and has speedy results.

Cons

Big investment

Laser eye surgery costs a lot of money, and you may still need glasses for certain tasks. It could take months, or even years, to save up enough money for the procedure. You will need a few rest days after to heal from the surgery and get back on your feet. Make sure to book the time off work in advance.

Side effects

After the procedure, you are likely to have dry eyes for a few days or weeks. This usually passes after a month, and you will have 20/20 vision in no time at all. 

Of course, every surgery has risks, and laser eye procedures are no different. You could get an infection or ectasia. You should notify your surgeon as soon as possible if you experience a change or discomfort. Contact a personal injury solicitor to talk through outcomes if necessary.

Transform your vision with laser eye surgery and store your glasses away.


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