Do you need glasses or contact lenses to see? Are you tired of depending on visual aids?

You’ve probably thought about getting LASIK if you wear glasses or contacts. Millions of people have had LASIK, choosing to transform their lives for the better.

There’s no better time to get LASIK than now and no better place than Austin. Keep reading to discover why choosing LASIK can take your love of Austin to new heights!

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a laser refractive procedure that permanently corrects refractive errors. These include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK is an outpatient procedure that only takes a few minutes per eye to perform.

When you have a refractive error, your eye cannot focus rays of light correctly. More specifically, this occurs when the cornea is an irregular shape.

The cornea is the transparent front part of your eye. LASIK corrects refractive errors by reshaping the cornea.

There are two primary steps in the process. First, a femtosecond laser creates a small flap on the corneal surface.

After creating the flap, your surgeon will delicately fold the flap back. Then, they use an excimer laser to reshape the cornea. Laser technology makes the procedure bladeless and highly precise, leading to optimal patient results.

Your eyes are as unique as you are. At Dell Laser Consultants, we use Custom Wavefront-Guided LASIK to provide a personalized procedure tailored just for you. This involves mapping out your eye with corneal topography for extremely high precision.

Why is LASIK So Popular?

LASIK is a common topic of conversation when it comes to eye care. It should then come as no surprise that LASIK is the most popular elective medical procedure you can undergo.

This makes sense considering that LASIK has the highest patient satisfaction rate of any elective procedure. Few other procedures can boast patient satisfaction rates of 96%!

So many people are happy with their results because of the freedom that LASIK can provide. A life without glasses or contacts does not only mean clear vision.

It also means less hassle and more focus on the things that matter to you. Plus, countless patients have been able to walk away with newfound self-confidence now that glasses are no longer a required part of their appearance. LASIK is not just a matter of making your prescription permanent.

Getting LASIK will also correct your vision to a point beyond your original prescription. You’ll have crisper, sharper vision that’s significantly better than what you ever achieved with glasses or contact lenses alone.

The result? You’ll be able to see better than ever!

What you may not realize is that LASIK also saves you money. LASIK is a one-time investment.

It’s an alternative to continue paying for the upkeep of your eye care. Over time, LASIK saves you money because you no longer have to pay for glasses, contacts, and everything they require.

On average, most patients save $500 every year after LASIK. When you no longer have to pay for glasses, contact lenses, and required accessories, that’s money back in your pocket.

Most patients choose financing, meaning they pay off the procedure in as little as two years! After that, you’ll have better vision and savings to enjoy!

How Does LASIK Make Living in Austin Even Better?

LASIK makes everything from cooking in the kitchen (goodbye, foggy glasses!) to walking in the park more enjoyable. When you live in Austin, you can put your vastly improved vision to great use.

One way to take your enhanced visual clarity out for a test drive is to wind down in Zilker Park. When you’re walking through wildflower-covered scenes nearly out of a movie, you’ll be able to see every bloom in high definition.

Plus, if you have allergies and are used to wearing contacts, you’ll notice that your allergy symptoms are no longer as severe since you no longer have to worry about pollen sticking to your contacts. You can even jump in for a swim at one of several lakes around the park without worrying about damaging your contacts or removing your glasses.

Another ideal way to celebrate your improved eyesight is by visiting Wonder Bar. This bright and colorful locale is a real treat for your eyes.

With lots of fun props, backdrops, and drinks, it’s the perfect place to sit back, relax, and capture memorable photos with no glasses in sight. The sights of Austin are so much better when you don’t have to think about how you’ll see them. Instead, you can enjoy yourself and take in everything with crisp, incredible vision!

Who is a Good Candidate for LASIK?

To qualify for LASIK, you must be at least 18 years old. You should also have a stable prescription, meaning your prescription has not changed in a year or more. Having a stable prescription ensures your results last and the procedure is successful.

You should also have healthy eyes and be in good health. Certain conditions, such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases, can affect your body’s healing ability.

LASIK can correct most instances of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, but there are limits to its treatment abilities. If your prescription is too strong, you may need to consider a LASIK alternative instead.

Another factor affecting your LASIK candidacy is the thickness of your corneas. If your corneas are too thin, your LASIK surgeon cannot safely create a flap. The flap is necessary to reshape the corneal tissue underneath and correct your vision.

If you are not a good candidate for LASIK, you may still qualify for another vision correction procedure, such as Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA). We are happy to review your options with you during your appointment.

Are you ready to take your love of Austin to new heights? Choose LASIK! Request your LASIK consultation at Dell Laser Consultants in Austin, TX, today to find out if you are a good fit for LASIK.  Isn’t it time to enjoy better vision?