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Yes, Laser Vision Correction Procedures are Worth It and Here's Why

November 7, 2023

At Maryland Vision Institute, restoring your clear vision is our passion! We provide our patients with the latest innovations in laser technology and lens implantation to offer our patients the safest, most proven vision correction procedures available today.

We offer LASIK and laser lens replacement treatments, both of which can be used to restore the quality and clarity of your vision. LASIK can correct refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, while laser lens replacement effectively addresses presbyopia, which affects a person’s ability to focus on nearby objects as they age.

Though LASIK and laser lens replacement both correct refractive errors, they are two very different procedures. In LASIK, an eye surgeon uses a laser to reshape the cornea. 

With laser lens replacement, the surgeon removes the natural lens of the eye and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens, or IOL. Often, LASIK and laser lens replacement are considered elective procedures and are not covered by insurance. 

If you are considering a laser vision procedure to correct your vision but are unsure whether it is worth the out-of-pocket expense, keep reading to learn ten reasons why laser vision correction procedures are worth it!

Clear, Crisp Vision:

The most significant benefit of a laser vision correction procedure is the impressive improvement in your vision quality. Both LASIK and laser lens replacement are highly effective at correcting refractive errors that affect the clarity of a person’s vision and can reduce or even eliminate their dependence on corrective eyewear.

Conveniently Clear Vision: 

When you are free from the daily hassle of corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses, it can enhance your day-to-day life. You can fully appreciate seeing the world clearly without issues like constantly cleaning and maintaining your glasses, worrying about losing or breaking them, or experiencing discomfort from wearing contact lenses.

Boosted Self-Confidence:

Improved vision can boost both your self-esteem and your self-confidence. You may find that permanently restored vision makes it easier to be your best self both in your leisure time as you take part in all of your favorite activities or spend time with family and friends as well as at work, where restored vision makes it easier to be a valuable member of the team.

Long-Term Cost Savings: 

While laser vision correction procedures can require an initial investment, opting to correct your vision with LASIK or laser lens replacement can ultimately lead to long-term savings, as you no longer have to budget for eyeglasses or contact lenses and their associated maintenance and replacement costs.

Short Recovery Times: 

LASIK and laser lens replacement are in-office procedures that usually take less than an hour to complete and have short recovery times. Following a procedure, most people report little discomfort and can resume their normal activities within a day or two.

Highly Safe: 

At Maryland Eye Institute, we have safely performed both LASIK and laser lens replacement for many years, with highly successful results. Additionally, our commitment to innovation and technology enables us to offer our patients the safest and most precise laser vision correction procedures available anywhere. 

Consistently Predictable Results: 

When performed by an experienced eye surgeon, LASIK and laser lens replacement offer predictable and stable treatment outcomes. Before performing a procedure, we provide you with personal consultations to ensure that you have realistic expectations about your vision correction goals.

Reduced Dependency on Corrective Eyewear: 

While some people find that they still may need to use some sort of corrective eyewear in certain situations, the majority of patients report that they are able to reduce their dependence on visual aids following a laser vision correction procedure. 

Wide Range of Eligible Candidates:

With advances in laser vision correction technology, more and more people are able to meet the criteria necessary to make them good candidates for these procedures. In the past, criteria that made be people ineligible for LASIK or laser lens replacement, like high eye prescriptions or thin corneas, can now benefit from these life-changing procedures.

Enhanced Quality of Life:

When you can see clearly without having to rely on prescription eyewear, it can significantly improve your overall quality of life. Restored vision thanks to LASIK or laser lens replacement, can make everyday tasks, such as driving your car, reading a good book, or participating in your favorite sport or hobby, easier to perform and much more enjoyable.

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Why Choose Laser Vision Correction

Laser vision correction can be a life-changing investment for your eyesight. But is the cost worth those clear, crisp mornings when you wake up seeing perfectly without reaching for glasses or contacts? 

Those who have undergone procedures like LASIK, PRK, or cataract lens replacement surgery often say the benefits are invaluable. Consider what an improved quality of life with 20/20 vision could mean for you. 

Picture the new experiences open to you, like swimming and sports without visual aids, relaxed travel without worrying about packing eyewear, or gazing at a sunrise unobstructed. Weigh the convenience of seeing clearly as soon as you open your eyes each day.

While laser vision surgery represents a significant upfront expense, for many, the boost in freedom, activities, and self-confidence is priceless. If you're tired of the hassle and restrictions of corrective lenses, this investment in your eyesight could be one of the best decisions you make. 

Are you interested in learning more about laser vision correction? Schedule an appointment at Maryland Vision Institute in Frederick, Hagerstown, or Hancock MD, today!