Summer: a time for fun in the sun, carefree days, and exciting adventures.
Summer: not a time to be worrying about sensitive contact lenses and pesky glasses holding you back.
As the weather warms up and the days stay lighter longer, a rejuvenated spirit is found. No longer is the cold weather or the busy holiday season keeping you from your next adventure. At last, the eagerness to be active can finally be fulfilled! But, when something like vision holds you back, summertime fun can quickly turn sour.
When having fun with family and friends the last thing anyone wants to worry about is not being able to see because of losing, scratching, or breaking their glasses. When enjoying the outdoors the last thing anyone wants to worry about is changing their contact lenses. Being dependent on eyewear for clear vision is challenging, but not being able to enjoy a summer activity due to constantly worrying about your eyewear is not just frustrating, but dangerous.
Not only are there many instances where you wish you didn’t have to rely on glasses or contacts in order to enjoy a carefree summertime, but eye safety occurrences are also at an all time high. Swimming, a favorite summer past time can prove difficult for contact lens wearers who may lose a contact in the water, suffer from irritation when swimming in a chlorinated pool, or experience an eye infection from the many tiny organisms living in oceans and lakes. Some of our other usual summertime activities like fireworks on the 4th of July, biking, excessive sun exposure, or even mowing the lawn prove dangerous or harmful to our eyes.
The FDA approved LASIK procedure is a great option for those who run the risk of dangers that easily affect contact lens wearers. Not only is LASIK surgery safer than the use of contact lenses, but nine out of ten patients achieve between 20/20 and 20/40 vision, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). As the number one elective surgery in the country, LASIK offers patients the ability to achieve spectacle independence and enjoy all of life’s daily activities. Though varies for every patient, the LASIK procedure is relatively painless, takes just seconds to complete, and patients can resume full activity following the day of surgery.
So, this summer say YES to every cookout, hike, and swim, and say NO to bothersome contact lenses and glasses. Schedule a free LASIK evaluation with Dr. Bucci and discover if you’re a LASIK candidate so the only thing you have to worry about this summer is what adventure you will go on next!