It has always been a tradition to set goals for the year. As we start the last quarter of 2022, we hope you have actualized most of your dreams and plans for the year. Most of us have created a mental list of next year’s goals. New Year’s’ list includes investing in yourself, be it your health, studies, business, or career. If you have been struggling with poor vision, you can add clear vision to your 2023 goals. Here are five reasons to put LASIK at the top of your 2023 wish list.

It is Safe and Fast

LASIK has been done for more than 20 years and has a high success rate. Millions of patients who have undergone the procedure speak highly of how it helped transform their lives. Sadly, most people shy from seeking LASIK eye surgery, fearing the surgery is risky.

LASIK is a quick outpatient surgery that will take less than an hour. It is also safe, with a lower risk of negative side effects. You remain awake during the surgery but barely feel anything going on due to anesthetic eye drops administered before the surgery.

Improvs Vision Quickly

After LASIK, you will notice a difference in your eyesight, and it takes a short time to heal. However, you will gain clear eyesight and resume normal activities within two days. Other procedures like PRK have a lengthy recovery period of around a month.

You can get the procedure done on both eyes on the same day and still heal fast. However, while the recovery time is short, you shouldn’t struggle after the surgery.

Incredible Long-Lasting Results

Over the 20 years that LASIK has been used, it has been advanced to match the current technology. Now, LASIK is done using a precise excimer laser, which increases the procedure’s effectiveness. It offers desirable results with precision and low significant complications.

The results are also long-lasting, and there isn’t a need for follow-up procedures after the surgery. In addition, modern techniques have increased the procedure’s effectiveness, making the results long-lasting.

Freedom from Glasses and Contacts

After the LASIK procedure, you won’t need to put on glasses or contacts anymore to help with your refractive eye problems. Enjoy sports and activities you love without the constant worry of adjusting your glasses or your contacts getting broken in your eye.

You can achieve lens-free vision and enjoy a better quality of life after LASIK. Its effects are also long-term, so unless you develop a different eye problem, you enjoy a permanent solution for your refractive eye problems.

Better Social Life 

Have you always felt left out from a crowd due to your lenses or glasses? Or have your lenses been interfering with your confidence that you prefer to be alone to stand out in a crowd?

If working on your social life is among the things you want to work on in 2023, LASIK can help. After the procedure, your confidence and self-esteem will improve. You can take up new hobbies without lens restriction to help work on your social life.

Start Your Year with Clear Vision

A new year should attract a new you. What better way to start the year than with a clear vision that will positively impact the overall quality of your life?

About Dr. Columbus

Dr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.