6 Post-LASIK Perks of Summer

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on August 7, 2023

What’s better than summer? Summer after LASIK!

Whatever you do to entertain yourself in the warmest months, it is bound to be more fun with sharper vision. Whether you’re into watersports, land sports or an educational day at the planetarium, you’ll get more out of it with less effort after LASIK. 

Here are our 6 favorite perks of summer after LASIK.

1. You can take the plunge (or dip, or shower) with carefree abandon.

If you wear contact lenses, you already know that contacts and nonsterile water don’t mix. Before you dive into the local swimming hole, visit a water park or hop on the jet ski, you have to figure out what to do with contacts to avoid contamination and infection. If you wear prescription eyeglasses, you’ll need to stow them too, just to keep from losing or breaking your priciest pair.

After LASIK, those hazards are a thing of the past. So, dive right in—the water’s fine!

2. See all the summer sights, big and small.

Summertime is perfect for tourism. There is so much to see and do, either out in the fresh air or at an air-conditioned attraction. Today you may be standing at the Grand Canyon, and tomorrow you could be reading about the T-rex at your local natural history museum. 

After LASIK, you’ll enjoy both grandeur and granular detail without juggling reading glasses and distance glasses, or stopping to clean your contacts.

3. Bring your A-game without bringing your frames.

Looking to improve your batting average? If your summer softball performance isn’t as good as you think it could be, sharper vision can help. LASIK patients who play sports often find they can see and process the action on the field, court or fairway more quickly. That translates into reduced reaction time and better stats in the game.

4. Lighten your luggage …

After LASIK, you won’t have to worry about packing lenses, cleaning solution, lens cases, back-up glasses, etc. That means more space for the goodies you picked up in the museum gift shop.

5. …but don’t lighten your wallet.

Many of our LASIK patients at Missouri Eye Institute started wearing prescription glasses and/or contact lenses in their teens or 20s. If they kept it up for a lifetime, they would spend upwards of $25,000 on temporary vision correction!

After LASIK, patients are pocketing hundreds of dollars per year in savings on eyewear. That kind of cash could fund an epic summer vacation or two.

6. Missouri Eye will correct your vision to your individual needs.

What does summer mean to you? Boating? Fly fishing? Long days on a sandy beach? Whatever your lifestyle, make sure you get the vision correction solution that suits your wants, needs and goals. Missouri Eye Institute will spend time with you, getting to know your vision concerns, treatment preferences and goals, so we can create a custom treatment plan for you.

If you’ve been thinking about LASIK vision correction, make this the summer you take the plunge. Take our 60-second LASIK self-test to see if you might be a candidate.

Missouri Eye Institute has helped thousands of patients attain freedom from glasses and contact lenses. Contact us at (800) 383-3831 to schedule a thorough eye exam or visit MissouriEye.com to learn more about our services.


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