Graduates: Here’s Why the Future’s So Much Brighter After LASIK

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on June 27, 2023

What do you get the graduate to set them up for a successful future? What about the gift of sharper vision?

LASIK is a safe and effective procedure that has changed the lives of millions of people around the world. It can eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses by correcting vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. 

LASIK is a bright idea for the bright student looking to improve their vision without having to rely on glasses or contacts. With its quick recovery time and minimal side effects, it is no wonder so many people are choosing to have it done. 

Here are five more reasons LASIK is a smart choice for you or your college student.

  1. LASIK is hassle-free – unlike contacts.

A busy student needs to be able to get up and just go. After LASIK, you will never again need to go through a cumbersome contact cleaning ritual just to see. You also won’t have to worry about getting slowed down by:

  1. Many studies show LASIK is safer than contact lenses.

Debris and contaminants can easily get trapped under contact lenses, sometimes leading to dangerous infections. It comes as no surprise the CDC reports that complications from contact lenses result in nearly 1 million doctor’s visits and trips to the ER each year.

  1. Better night vision = better nightlife.

Whether you’re studying well into the night or catching up with fraternity and sorority friends, it would be nice to get rid of those halos and starbursts. Those visual disturbances are more common among contact lens wearers than LASIK patients. After LASIK, you can navigate campus more comfortably.

  1. You’ll spend less on LASIK overall.

Most students spend years paying off educational loans. What if there was one less expense during that time? 

A contact lens user can spend tens of thousands of dollars on lenses and supplies over a lifetime – and that expense never goes away. Compare that to an average cost of $2300 – $3200 per eye for LASIK vision correction. Once the surgery is paid off through low monthly payments (within just a couple of years), the cost goes away. And you don’t have to deal with the inconvenience of contact lenses anymore.

  1. You’ll be happier with LASIK than contacts.

In the 2016 AAO study, LASIK patients reported a higher level of satisfaction with their vision results than contact lens wearers. Contact users were not only less satisfied at the start of the research study, but they became less satisfied with their contacts year after year.

Clearly, LASIK is a bright idea! Want to see if you’re a good candidate? Take our 60-second LASIK Self-Test to find out. If LASIK is a good fit for you, Missouri Eye Institute will work with you on low- or no-interest financing options.

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 to learn more about our services.


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