Austin has a lot to offer, from devouring juicy barbeque to swimming in natural springs. When you’re enjoying the full benefits that come from living in this area, the last thing you want to do is worry about your vision.
LASIK ensures you can relax and appreciate the uniqueness of living in Austin. After qualifying for this life-changing procedure, you’ll no longer have to give the quality of your eyesight a second thought.
What Is LASIK?
LASIK is the most popular elective procedure you can undergo. By choosing to have LASIK if you are a good candidate, you’ll permanently correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
LASIK works because it physically reshapes your cornea, providing you with the clear vision you’ve always wanted. Even when you wear glasses or contact lenses, you could never experience the visual clarity that LASIK brings you.
During the procedure, your LASIK surgeon at Dell Laser Consultants uses a femtosecond laser, called the IntraLase iFS, to create a flap in the cornea. After making the flap, it’s then folded back, and a second laser called an excimer laser is then used to reshape the cornea’s surface.
Reshaping the surface of the cornea allows light to bend correctly, allowing for clear vision. After reshaping the cornea, the flap is placed back down and left to heal independently.
LASIK patients love the procedure, and it shows since it has a satisfaction rate of over 96% with patients! Combine that with its easy recovery and the fact that most patients end up with 20/20 vision or better, and it’s easy to see why LASIK is so life-changing.
Take a Walk Through Zilker Metropolitan Park
With 351 acres, Zilker Park is full of things to do and places to see. Maybe you want to have a picnic on a spring day, stop and smell the flowers at the botanical garden, or hop in for a cold dip in Barton Springs. Whichever activities you like to do, your eyes won’t get in your way after you have LASIK.
Say so long to concerns about the wind drying out your contacts and putting a damper on your fun. After you have LASIK, you’ll be left with clearer vision, and most importantly, visual freedom.
If you want to go for a dip, you won’t have to deal with poor vision after leaving your glasses onshore. With LASIK, you’re ready for anything and can be as spontaneous as you want. You can make your idea of a perfect day in the park a reality.
Savor the Flavors of Austin
Some cities grab you by the taste buds, and Austin is one of them. Offering Tex-Mex, BBQ, and more, food trucks are a big part of the local cuisine scene here.
In an area with many food trucks, your vision won’t affect your ability to read all the menu signs and stop you from seeing all the mouth-watering options. If you think your eye health isn’t related to your sense of taste, think again.
It may sound far-fetched, but people who correct their vision with LASIK often report that flavors taste richer and more vibrant after the procedure. That means that those breakfast tacos from Veracruz and ribs from The Salt Lick will taste even more delicious!
Plus, if you happen to be a foodie, you can take better pictures of all your photo-worthy meals without having to worry about steam fogging up your glasses. You’ll also be able to take in every little detail without missing anything. Even when it comes to everyday activities, seeing well is always an advantage.
Visit Local Breweries
Like many other cities, craft beer has become very popular in Austin, and for a good reason! Home to Jester King and Live Oak Brewing Company, Austin boasts some of the best beer in the world. Not to mention, it’s the perfect complement to all those tacos and BBQ.
Head over to the Brewtorium, serving traditional German-style brews and an elevated take on your standard pub fare. There, you’ll be able to taste all the nuances of each particular brew, thanks to LASIK.
You’ll have no problem at all reading the board at each brewery, whether it’s been handwritten, tiny, or starting to fade. There’s something nice about having the best vision of anyone in your group!
Brush Up on Your History at the State Capitol
There are few things more frustrating than trying to read something and being unable to make out what it says, especially in public. As you peruse the historical exhibits at the State Capitol and visitor’s center, don’t worry about your eyesight hindering your experience. Spend less time squinting to see and more time focusing on what history means to you.
Step back and admire the Capitol’s architecture without the need for any visual aids. A National Historic Landmark, the Capitol was built in 1888 and is taller than the US Capitol in DC. It is a beautiful sight to see, and you’ll have the best view, thanks to your new and improved eyesight!
Listen to Live Music
Who doesn’t want to dance and sing along to a live show along famed South Congress Avenue? Known for its trendy and vibrant neighborhood vibes, the South Congress area is a must-stroll for visitors and a popular hangout for local artists and musicians. Stop in at The Continental Club for a taste of Texas Honky Tonk music and dance.
If you make it a staycation at the nearby South Congress Hotel, LASIK means you won’t have to bother with packing a spare pair of glasses or contact lens solution. You can spend more time thinking about what outfits you’ll bring instead of worrying about the little things.
What you don’t want is for your glasses to fall to the ground while you’re in the middle of learning the Texas two-step or seeing double because of the show lights. A laser eye surgery like LASIK makes it so that you can clap along to your heart’s content without any bothersome concerns for your eyesight.
You could have a lifetime of beautiful vision waiting for you, so why not take the first step right now?