Can LASIK Help Your Career?

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Woman after LASIK at Griffin & Reed Eye CareYou already know that blade-free, all-laser LASIK can improve your eyesight, potentially eliminating your need for corrective lenses. Many aspects of your day to day life will improve when you don’t need to rely on glasses and contacts to see, and LASIK may also be able to give you a leg up at work.

In many career fields, clear vision is required to perform the essential functions of a job. While glasses and contacts may be acceptable in some vision-dependent professions, they can get in the way. Certain jobs demand clear vision and won’t accept individuals who wear corrective lenses.

Careers with Vision Requirements

You should check the requirements of your chosen career field before undergoing LASIK. Here are a few people who may benefit professionally from LASIK surgery:

  • Firefighters: Firefighters are typically allowed to wear glasses or contacts in order to meet visual requirements for the job. However, glasses may get in the way of a face mask, and contact lenses can quickly become uncomfortable if exposed to heat or smoke.
  • Airplane pilots: Pilots need excellent vision to maintain appropriate safety margins when flying. Glasses and contacts can quickly become annoying on long flights. It should go without saying, but if a pilot forgets his or her corrective lenses, they won’t be able to work.
  • Astronauts: You need to have 20/20 vision to be an astronaut. Carrying out missions in space requires perfect eyesight. As of 2007, NASA accepts Astronaut Candidates who have improved their vision with refractive surgical procedures.
  • Professional athletes: How often do you see professional athletes wearing glasses? Glasses can be hazardous, especially when worn while playing contact sports. You won’t see a football player running up and down the field wearing frames. Athletes either rely on contact lenses or opt for refractive surgery. Because contact lenses can fall out, tear, or cause other unexpected complications, many professional athletes choose to have LASIK.  
  • Lifeguards: Lifeguards rely on their vision to constantly scan water both near and far to ensure that everyone is safe. If a lifeguard needs to jump in, their glasses can suddenly become a burden. And swimming with contacts in is dangerous because it can lead to infections. LASIK can allow lifeguards to perform their job without the added stress of worrying about corrective lenses.

The Professional Benefits of LASIK

Even if you aren’t interested in pursuing one of the careers listed above, you can still enjoy the benefits of LASIK while you’re at work. Clear vision is important in many common careers, including food service, retail, healthcare, and more. LASIK can help you see clearly and comfortably, which may improve your productivity and performance at work.

Schedule Your Sacramento Area LASIK Consultation

Many people, from kindergarten teachers to accountants to astronauts, can benefit from crystal clear vision at work. At Griffin & Reed Eye Care, we offer 20/20 Vision From Your LASIK Surgery Or Your Money Back to qualified patients.

Call us today at 916-485-2020 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We proudly serve patients from across Northern California at our convenient Roseville and Sacramento locations.