Why Patients Tell Us Getting Modern LASIK is a No-Brainer
10 years ago, if you told me that I would have my entire music catalog, every photo I’ve ever taken, a map to grandma’s house, and access to the entire world’s information, all in my pocket, I wouldn’t have believed you. Now that’s exactly what we have, and it’s our normal life.
Why? Technology has made it possible.
In a similar way, given how quickly vision correction surgery is gaining in popularity, I predict that within the decade, if you have bad vision, you will have it corrected with a procedure. It will be the natural decision, thanks to the amazing technology we have now for nearly every vision problem. In the past, we’ve often had to turn people away because we didn’t have an aging, reading glasses solution. Now we have procedures for people from age 18 to 80 so they don’t have to wear glasses and contacts throughout their lifetimes.
We’re in an era where we’ve fully embraced the benefits and conveniences that technology provides us in our everyday lives.
And technology has come so far that completely enhances our lives in a positive and permanent way.
You need to be up at 5:45AM tomorrow morning to leave for a family trip you’ve been looking forward to for months, but you don’t have a phone to set an alarm. You don’t even have an alarm clock, and you can’t depend on Siri or Alexa to wake you. Imagine being on this trip, looking over and seeing your child enjoying the waves of the ocean and the wind blowing through her hair. You reach for your disposable camera and take 21 photos.
You walk to the store to drop off the camera and wait then wait several days for them to develop.
If anyone told you 50 years ago that life would be as convenient as it is now, I dare you to believe there wouldn’t be some “sounds to good to be true”, doubt. But look at us. We live in that time now! The era we currently embrace fulfills dreams & freedom, enhancing the quality of life we all strive for, and makes reaching our highest potential in life incredibly easy.
Technology helps us to save so much money and time, which is just as valuable.
No doubt technology helps our dollars go further. I’ve often heard people say they are waiting to get LASIK until the cost becomes more affordable for them. That time has arrived, given that the cost of modern LASIK is finally in “parity with” (essentially the same as) the monthly expense for contacts.
The computing power in my iPhone would have filled an entire room just a couple of decades ago, and it would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.
So when I look at where I’m spending my money, I can spend $100 a month on glasses, contacts, solutions and more (actually, the national average is more than that)
I can take that same $100 and put it toward a permanent vision correction procedure, and all the freedom that comes with that.
THE BIG DIFFERENCE:
That monthly ball-and-chain of contact lens cost finally gets a date to be cut loose!
When people look at their vision in this way, modern LASIK is a no-brainer.
Be sure to talk to one of our doctors about not only the benefits of LASIK, but also any risks of LASIK that may pertain to your individual needs and circumstances.