Is LASIK eye surgery worth it?

Is LASIK eye surgery worth it?

LASIK eye surgery is something I've considered for over twenty years.  Initially, I didn't know if it was effective or if I could handle the cringe worthy procedure, but now I feel ready.

According to, "LASIK is short for laser-assisted-in-situ-keratomileusis...and relies on a specialized, FDA-approved tool called an excimer laser. It is an outpatient procedure....and used to address the most common vision problems.

The entire LASIK procedure only takes about 15 minutes for both eyes. Since it's an outpatient procedure, that means that you get to go home the same day.

Nobody can promise perfect vision after LASIK, or say with certainty that you won't have to use glasses or contacts ever again after having LASIK eye surgery. However, many people who have had LASIK are able to rely significantly less on glasses and contacts after surgery."

Contact lenses are no longer comfortable for me and it is hard for me to wear glasses during yoga, sunny days and in the heat. Although, terrified I am ready to do it. 

Writer and mom Jasmine Sassack told me, "It was truly one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I wish I'd done it years ago."

My next step is to research doctors and figure out if the procedure can be covered by insurance. The amount of money and time I spend on contact lenses and glasses over the years, hopefully will make the scary and expensive procedure worth it.

Have you done LASIK eye surgery?  Are you glad you did it? Do you have a doctor to recommend?

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Tags: contacts, glasses, LASIK

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