Posted: October 15, 2018
Driving is arguably the most popular mode of transportation in America. In fact, there are over 200 million licensed drivers in the United States. From embarking on a long road trip to running a few errands, driving is a big part of our daily lives.
It’s no secret that driving is a very visual activity. As a driver, you have to be able to see clearly to keep yourself and others safe on the road. That’s why the DMV performs a vision test when you receive or renew your license. Blade-free, all-laser LASIK can improve your driving experience.
Stop Struggling with Refractive Vision Errors
Astigmatism is a common refractive error that causes distorted or blurry vision. It can cause eyestrain and headaches, which can be problematic when you’re driving. Some people with astigmatism also have trouble driving at night.
Nearsightedness and farsightedness are also refractive vision errors that can make driving difficult. Driving requires you to look at things that are close up and far away. If you struggle to see a highway sign before you get close to it, you may be nearsighted. If distant street signs look clear but you your speedometer is blurry, you could be farsighted.
Right now, you likely wear contacts or glasses while driving to correct these refractive errors. LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. After LASIK, it should be easy to see stop signs, street names, road surface markings, and more without lenses.
Protect Your Eyes from the Sun with Ease
It’s easy to throw on a pair of sunglasses if you wear contacts. But if you wear prescription glasses, you know how difficult it can be to protect your eyes from the sun while driving. When the sun peaks over the horizon in the morning or starts to dip low in the evening, you can suddenly be faced with intense rays of light that make it difficult to see.
If you wear eyeglasses, your options for sun protection are limited to:
- Sunglasses that will fit over your frames
- Clip on or magnetic sunglasses
- Prescription sunglasses
- Photochromic lenses that darken automatically
After LASIK, you’ll be able to throw on any pair of sunglasses in a pinch. They won’t need to be a special kind that can be hard to replace on the go. If you forget your sunglasses on a long drive, you can easily buy a backup pair from a gas station. And while you’ll have a lot of options, consider investing in a quality pair of sunglasses to keep in your car to protect your eyes after LASIK.
Always be Ready to Drive
Imagine that you are in the middle of a long road trip when you accidentally break or lose your glasses. What do you do? You need your glasses to drive. The same problem can happen if you tear or lose a contact lens and don’t have a replacement with you. After LASIK, you won’t have to worry about situations like this because you’ll always have roadworthy vision.
Speaking of LASIK and driving, make sure that you plan on having someone take you home after your surgery. After your first day of recovery, you should be ready to hit the road.
Call us Today for a Complimentary LASIK Consultation
At Griffin & Reed Eye Care, we treat our patients like family. We feel confident in the visual outcomes that we can achieve. That’s why we offer 20/20 Vision From Your LASIK Surgery Or Your Money Back to qualified patients.
Call 916-485-2020 today to arrange a complimentary LASIK consultation. We welcome patients from across Northern California at our modern Sacramento and Roseville locations.