This post is sponsored by the American Refractive Surgery Council (ARSC), but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’ve been interested in LASIK surgery for a few years now, so I’ve done quite a bit of research on the topic. For anyone who may be weighing the options of having laser vision correction, hopefully I can help you determine if LASIK is the best choice for you!
To begin, here's a lighthearted look at some of the reasons you may want to consider LASIK. These may be a little tongue-in-cheek, but if you've worn glasses or contacts for any length of time you'll totally get me!
15 Benefits of Ditching the Lenses
- Farewell, fine lines! You'll develop fewer wrinkles around your eyes when you're not constantly tugging at delicate undereye skin to insert contact lenses.
- Bye-bye, pink eye! You can significantly decrease your chances of getting an eye infection when you no longer have to poke fingers into your eyes on a daily basis to apply contacts. Less touching = less chance of infection!
- Adios, Visine! Dust trapped under your contacts can cause serious eye irritation, but you can kiss that problem goodbye once you stop using lenses.
- So long, smudges! Tired of adding time into your morning makeup routine because your mascara needs to dry before slipping your glasses on? Mascara smudges will be a thing of the past after LASIK! #longlashprobs
- Au revoir, anxiety! If you prefer to coordinate your #ootd with your frames, that requires careful planning and organization. After LASIK, you'll no longer have to worry about matching glasses to your outfits! #timesaver
- Arrivederci, magnifiers! Wouldn't it be nice to toss the 10x-magnifying mirror and be able to use a regular one when applying makeup? You'll be able to put makeup on before leaving the gym!
- Peace out, peek-a-boo! Friends, you know what I’m talking about: You remove your glasses to apply makeup…then put them back on to see how well you blended everything…then you take them off to blend some more…only to put them back on to check your progress. *sigh* It's never-ending!
- Hasta la vista, nose dents! Forget about those seemingly permanent crescent moon-shaped dents in your nose from glasses. After LASIK, you'll only have to deal with them if you wear heavy sunnies.
- Goodbye, glare! Imagine a life where you don't have to twist and contort into weird positions just to prevent glasses glare in your selfies. After LASIK, you can up your Instagram game!
- Sayonara, scary square eyes! No more Facetiming or Skyping friends with your eyes looking like mini glowing squares. (You know what I'm talking about!) #glassesproblems
- Toodle-oo, trend-hunting! Trends constantly change and a girl's gotta keep up, but it's time-consuming to constantly seek out fashionable frames — not to mention expensive! I mean…if I'm going to jump on the grandpa glasses trend, I'd rather not pay for prescription lenses when the style will be passé in a month.
- Cheerio, squinty faces! Squinting is another cause of wrinkling, but those silly faces will be a thing of the past once you can actually see what's in front of you.
- See ya, McSteamy! Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy a cup of coffee without steaming up your lenses? Or to leave an air conditioned room and not have your glasses fog up? And then there's this annoying little problem: There's no need for a weather app when you wear glasses.
- Later, layers! Once you have LASIK, you can say goodbye to layering regular sunglasses on top of your prescription lenses. Trust me, it's not a flattering look.
- Ciao, airline baggage fees! You can pack lighter once you cut out the lens solution, glasses cases, cleaning wipes, and all of that extra paraphernalia that goes along with proper eye care for lens wearers.
OK, so I've listed a few superficial reasons to get rid of the glasses — but some of these are serious issues! (If you've ever had pink eye, you know it's no laughing matter.) I've heavily researched the topic of laser vision correction, and I'm sharing my findings in a few upcoming posts.
My 3-part series on laser vision correction:
- Post 1 takes a lighthearted look at the cosmetic benefits of LASIK
- Post 2 analyzes the pros & cons from a medical and financial aspect, and also provides tips for paying for LASIK surgery
- Post 3 discusses whether or not you're a good candidate for the surgery, plus it describes what to expect before, during, and after having LASIK — including when you can begin wearing eye makeup again!
Did I forget any annoying glasses problems? Let me know in the comments if there's anything I should add to the list. Have a great week!