There are a lot of ways to be healthy but have you ever thought about eyes being part of it? If you wear glasses or contacts and you’ve ever considered vision correction, you may be surprised to learn that LASIK could help you lead a healthier lifestyle.
Don’t believe us? Keep reading for 5 ways to learn why!
1. Getting LASIK leaves you more time for meditation
Wearing contact lenses requires a certain amount of time and dedication. You need to leave enough time every morning to put them in and enough time every night to take them out.
Now, that’s at least twenty minutes of your day that you spend touching your eyes to put in and take out your contact lenses. Even twenty extra minutes of your day could be enough to give you more time to meditate and find your inner peace.
Centering yourself is important! Whether it’s through deep breathing, using an app like Headspace or Calm, or just taking a minute to free your mind of distractions, meditation is proven to work.
It helps you focus, can reduce chronic pain, and improve your mood, among many other things. You don’t need very much time to do it but cutting out the time you normally spend putting in your contacts and taking them out can be enough to meditate during your day.
2. You’ll have one less barrier standing in your way of getting active
It’s really easy to say you’ll get active but it’s another thing entirely to actually do it. You buy new workout clothes to try and motivate yourself to get out of the door.
You think your running shoes are too worn out so you procrastinate and order a brand new pair that are cutting edge and help you cut seconds off your mile. And yet you’re still sitting on the couch, binge-watching Real Housewives and complaining that your pants are too tight.
Sound familiar? Even something as simple and easy as wearing glasses or contacts can feel like a barrier when you’re trying to get active.
Your glasses bounce around on your face while you’re running on the treadmill. You sweat too much and your contacts get irritated.
Take these excuses out of the equation and get LASIK instead! You won’t have to deal with glasses or contacts at all.
You’ll have clear vision after a quick LASIK recovery and hopefully, some new motivation that will allow you to finally get out the door and get moving!
3. LASIK means more relief for allergy sufferers
Have seasonal allergies and also wear contact lenses? You may have already realized the two tend not to go together very well.
During allergy season, pollen gets everywhere. That could be on top of your car, in your home, on your hands, on your clothes, in your hair.
It’s literally almost everywhere that you can think of! The problem with that is on an average day, you’re touching your face a lot.
You may not realize you’re doing it, but it’s something that everyone does, at least several times an hour. Combine that with how much you touch your face over the course of a day, and it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll end up with pollen in your eyes at the end of the day.
For people with allergies, this becomes a huge problem because it makes your eyes extremely irritated. They may become watery, itchy, or even swollen.
If you’re wearing contact lenses during allergy season, not only is there going to be pollen in your eyes but now it’s likely going to end up on your contacts as well. This leads to a neverending cycle of irritation.
You can end this cycle by deciding to have LASIK, though. This permanent procedure will provide you with clear vision without needing glasses or contacts to see.
This is much better for your eyes because the next time allergy season rolls around, you won’t need to worry about contact lenses further irritating your eyes. The less you have to touch your eyes during allergy season, the better off you’ll be!
4. LASIK can improve your self-image and self-confidence
If you’ve worn glasses or contacts for a long time, you may feel like they are part of your identity. But you may also feel like they are also holding you back from becoming who you really want to be.
Getting LASIK for many people is a huge turning point! This is especially true if you hate wearing glasses. Getting LASIK gives you the ability to look in the mirror and like who you see in the mirror.
It may seem like a small thing but sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference. The best part is that LASIK is a permanent procedure, so you’ll have decades to enjoy your new vision!
Many people think of having LASIK as a jumping-off point. If you’ve never thought outside the box before or try to color inside the lines, this is one thing that you can do for yourself to start with.
5. See the world as it was meant to be seen
Ever wondered if you’re seeing the world as it should be in all its beauty and vibrance? With LASIK, you’ll finally experience every color in detail and see everything as you should have always seen it.
When you have LASIK, it’s not the same as having your prescription from your glasses or contact lenses. It’s better.
It’s clearer and crisper and sharper. It’s a way that you never knew the world could be. When you see the world this way, it could change how you see everything.
It’s hard to explain, but seeing the world without barriers holding you back really does change everything. It’s like you’ve never seen anything before that moment and now you’re seeing everything all at once.
Your eyes are opened for the first time. How could that not change your life for the better?
Ready to see as you’ve never seen before? Find out if you’re a LASIK candidate by scheduling your LASIK consultation at Sugiki Portis Yim Eye Center in Honolulu, HI today!
If you’re ready to change your life, why not start here?