4 Reasons College Students Should Consider LASIK

September 24th, 2018
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If you’re in college and sick of dealing with contacts or glasses, it’s a good time to consider LASIK surgery.

It’s the beginning of yet another school year, and many college students are preparing for long hours in the library staring at books or computer screens. Many students rely on contact lenses or eyeglasses to see during class or extracurricular activities, but eyewear can be inconvenient and even a health risk.

Conversely, LASIK operations are safe, affordable, and effective — and best of all, they can free you from the inconvenience of glasses and contacts. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider getting LASIK in college.

  1. Long Hours at the Computer

Whether you’re writing an essay or submitting homework, it’s likely that a lot of your schoolwork takes place on a computer or tablet screen. These devices are certainly convenient, but they can be tough on your eyes. Staring at screens for long stretches is a leading cause of eyestrain, which can be even worse if your eyeglasses or contact prescription isn’t quite right. Your eyes are forced to work even harder to focus on the images, and before you know it, your eyes are sore and tired.

LASIK can help put all of that behind you. Not only is the operation quick, performed in a doctor’s office instead of a hospital, and covered by many insurance plans, but it will also keep you from worrying about the eye strain and irritation that comes from depending on a contacts or glasses prescription that you might have outgrown a few months ago.

  1. Hygiene Concerns

It goes without saying: pink eye is gross. So is Acanthamoeba keratitis, blepharitis, and CMV retinitis. And those are only a few of the dozens of eye infections you can get from non-sterile contact lenses.

No matter how vigilant you are, eye infections are a significant risk that is multiplied when you wear contact lenses. Combine that with unsanitary dorm bathrooms and exposure to a host of new illnesses, and it may seem like keeping your eyes healthy is an insurmountable task. On the other hand, LASIK can help you keep your eyes clean and infection-free.

  1. Expensive Replacement Lenses

Health care is expensive, and eye care is no exception. You may not have noticed it when you were younger, but a package of disposable contacts every couple weeks or a new pair of eyeglasses every year can really add up. Many people end up spending between $300-$500 on new eyewear every year after insurance.

Once you graduate college, it’s only a few years until you’re off of your parents’ or school’s insurance and responsible for your own healthcare costs. LASIK, which is already quite affordable, can ease that burden and relieve you of the cost of glasses and contacts for decades to come. A penny saved is a penny earned — and the younger you start, the more you’ll save.

  1. More Spontaneity

You’re only in college once, which is why you should make the most of it. Eyeglasses or contact lenses shouldn’t make you miss a thing. One of the greatest benefits of getting LASIK is that no matter what comes up — spontaneous trips, sports, sleepovers, or parties —  you’ll be ready.

Contact Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of TX to schedule a consultation today and to see if you qualify for any of our college student promotions.

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