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By brian – January 02, 2020
LASIK can be an effective solution for anyone who is 18 years or older, but when is the best age to get LASIK eye surgery?
If you are thinking about getting your vision corrected, it’s best to schedule your surgery before you turn 40. Here are five reasons why you should get LASIK before turning 40.
SAVE MONEY WITH LASIK
Wearing contacts and glasses means years of spending money on eye care. In fact, people can spend around $10,000 on frames and lenses alone in just ten years. The price of LASIK depends on where you have the surgery performed, the technologies used and who performs the surgery. However, you only need to pay for the procedure once to get the crystal-clear vision you need.
Plus, unlike the cost of contacts and glasses, the cost of LASIK includes additional eye care necessities such as pre- and post-operative appointments and a future LASIK enhancement if needed. You can also use funds from your HSA and FSA to make the procedure more affordable. Best of all, financing is available to qualified patients.
The older you get, the more your eyes and vision can change. At around the age of 40, you may develop issues like glaucoma or cataracts. Presbyopia is also common for those at this stage in life.
Your eyes and vision need to be stable and healthy for the procedure. With that said, you should look into having your eyesight corrected before you turn 40 or before you start to develop signs of age-related eye conditions to ensure the best results.
EASIER AND MORE ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
Whether you work out or play sports regularly or you’re constantly traveling for work, wearing contact lenses and glasses can make leading an active lifestyle more difficult at any age. Luckily, LASIK can make things easier.
LASIK eliminates your need for contacts and glasses, so you never have to worry about packing them for your trips, taking out your contacts before swimming, or making sure you have the right lenses on for skiing and basketball games again. With laser eye surgery, you can get the long-lasting clear vision you need to keep up with your active lifestyle.
ENHANCE YOUR VISION AT WORK
If you’re a working adult in your 20s and 30s, LASIK can be one of the best things you can do to improve your vision and overall performance at work. From construction workers and military personnel to doctors and teachers, LASIK gets rid of the day-to-day hassle of wearing contacts and glasses, and helps you see as clearly as possible. Your improved vision will even make it easier to perform your job more efficiently.
Plus, LASIK makes looking at screens and monitors more comfortable when you’re at the office. It helps reduce eye strain, dry eyes, and any other issue that can come with looking at a screen through contacts and glasses.
ExPERIENCE MORE YEARS WITHOUT CONTACTS AND GLASSES
Getting LASIK will help you see clearly at any age. However, in your 20s and 30s, your eyes should be healthy and stable enough for the procedure. Plus, having your vision corrected at these stages in your life will make it easier to lead an active lifestyle, perform your duties at work, and ensure you qualify for the surgery itself.
Most importantly, getting LASIK before turning 40 is best to help you experience more years with clear sight and a life without contact lenses and glasses.
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