It is estimated that over 45 million Americans wear contact lenses. While contact lenses have come along way over the years to become virtually undetectable and far more comfortable to wear, there can be issues with continued long-term contact lens wear.
Contact lens temporarily improve vision.
Dry eyes and irritated eyes.
Increased risk of eye infection over the long term use on contacts
All of these issues can play a role in deciding whether to continue to wear contacts or improve your vision with LASIK.
Cost is another factor to consider. The average cost of LASIK is estimated to be $4,500 - $5,500 for both eyes. The most conservative estimates suggest that contact lenses become more expensive than LASIK after 10 years. This is assuming that consumers strictly follow doctor instructions and only wear contact lenses as directed; ie, Dailies, Biweekly, Monthly. Moving forward with LASIK not only improves your vision, but can save you time and money in the long run.
At Griffin and Reed Eye Care, we have some of the most experienced and talented eye surgeons on the West Coast. Accompanied by our highly dedicated and professional support staff, you are in good hands. Each patient is valued and important to us and we strive for the best surgical outcome and improved quality of life.
Free yourself from the grind, risk, and expense of contact lenses. Book your free LASIK consultation with Griffin and Reed Eye Care and find out if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery.