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The benefits of LASIK eye surgery are so many that you may not want to wear your spectacles anymore. Before you take an appointment with the surgeon, let’s tell you more about these benefits.

Quick Results

This is one of the most wonderful benefits of lazer eye surgery. The patients’ vision improves significantly within minutes of the surgery! Although it takes about 6 months to obtain perfect visual acuity, during the follow-up eye examination, the patients usually show almost perfect vision. The eye check-up is done a day after the surgery. You’re gonna throw away your spectacles or contact lenses immediately after LASIK surgery!

Freedom From Spectacles/Contacts

For those who have been wearing spectacles or contacts for many years, it has become a way of life. However, deep inside their heart, they still wish for a life without spectacles. LASIK eye surgery fulfills your wish.

After this surgery, you need not worry about the daily chore of cleaning your contacts, wearing them, and taking care of them. You need not worry about your eyes getting too dry to let your contacts fall off. You can even wear your eye make-up without the fear of it irritating your eyes and damaging your contacts. Great!

You get freedom from the daily contact lens care, purchase of solutions, creating space for the bulky spectacle case or solution bottle in your baggage while traveling, and other such sort of cumbersome processes.  And don’t forget the amount of money you’ve been spending till now in buying those solutions and changing your contacts every 6 months, or in getting your choice spectacles. And if you have a habit of wearing disposable contacts, you really need to think seriously about lazer surgery. You can’t go on spending dollars on these expensive pair of “polymer eyes.”

Increased Self-Confidence

This is one of the biggest things that can happen to a patient opting for vision correction the lazer way. The level of self-confidence can alter your life. There are many people who hate their specs hanging over their noses. Everyday, they drag themselves to the office or marketplace with a stooping self-esteem. How do they look? What will people think about their appearance? Are they attractive enough in specs?

Thanks to lazer surgery, tens of thousands of patients have got back their lost self-esteem. And this is especially true for patients with disoriented vision. They used to find it hard to move around in dimly lit restaurants and clubs, or even approach that sexy blonde on the dance floor. How embarrassing it is to topple over a chair or slip down the stairs due to disoriented vision! With eye surgery, your social life gets a new high.

Chance To Try Out New Activities

Would you ever think of skydiving, kayaking, swimming, or playing rugby with your specs on? And what about those who dream to build a career in aviation, law enforcement, and other such fields?

Had it not been for the benefits of LASIK eye surgery, they would be picking up the shattered pieces of their dreams with long faces!

At some point in everybody’s life there is going to be a need for corrective lens of some sort, whether they be glasses or contacts. As such it’s a good idea to look into and buy vision service plan insurance. Of course if this is provided for by the company you work for so much the better. Vision service plan insurance will generally cover the necessities of eye care leaving the cost of cosmetic enhancements up to the consumer to pay out of pocket.

Going online to find out about the nitty gritty of a vision service plan insurance policy and what they stereotypically provide is an easily facilitated task that any individual no matter how computer “challenged” they deem themselves to be. As with any type of insurance the cost of the plan depends on what type of coverage is sought after. The more you cover the more you will pay.

Most plans provide for an eye exam per year as well as lenses and frames for glasses or a set of contacts. Some plans can be set up with more coverage and a series of co payments. Coverage of getting glasses usually encompasses the following:

1. Prescribing. The eye exam and resulting prescription are done.

2. Frame selection. Help is given in choosing frames.

3. Accuracy of lenses. Once the lenses have been made and placed in the glasses making sure they have been done to specifications.

4. Fitting. At the time of pickup making sure that the glasses are adjusted in keeping with the individual’s facial structure, this ensures proper vision.

5. Adjustments. This takes care of any subsequent need for adjustment due to general wear and tear.

Getting contacts usually entails the eye exam, prescription and then trying on and testing the new pair of contacts. Oftentimes the ophthalmologist suggests testing a new set of contacts out for a week or two before ordering a new set. Most vision service insurance policies cover the aspects of contacts that are visually necessary but as mentioned previously leave the cost for cosmetic embellishments-such as colors-up to the patient.

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