Since the start of the pandemic, our society has undergone a drastic set of changes that drastically changed the way we live. Safety measures are all around us, from hand sanitizer dispensers at entrances to social distancing signs placed throughout store interiors.
However, one of these precautions has transformed into a global phenomenon: masks.
An Unexpected Issue
No matter where they are, health experts recommend that individuals wear some sort of face covering to stop the spread of COVID-19. While this is an effective preventative measure, it can also prove to be a problem for the four billion adults who wear glasses worldwide.
Since most masks are not designed to fit snugly over your nose, warm air from your nostrils can rise through the gaps and fog up your glasses. Not only is this incredibly annoying, but it can also become a safety issue if you always have to adjust your mask in an attempt to fix the problem.
A Trusted Solution
Many assume there is nothing they can do about this all-too-common dilemma. Fortunately, there already is a solution — one that was invented by experts nearly 47 years ago, nonetheless.
If you struggle with eye complications, Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is something to look into. This corrective surgery utilizes a laser to reshape your cornea — the transparent dome resting at the surface of your eye — and restructures the way your eye receives light rays.
While the thought of this surgery might make you squirm, there is nothing to fear when it comes to safety: 96% of patients achieve their desired vision with LASIK! Furthermore, the process is generally painless thanks to numbing eye drops.
Still, as with any other procedure, patients should ensure that a certified expert eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform their procedure before going forward.
What Are the Benefits of LASIK?
LASIK's recovery time is fast, with most patients jumping back into their regular routine in less than 24 hours after the surgery. At this point, you can expect to enjoy the following benefits:
- No longer needing to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly.
- Immediate vision correction.
- Saved money, as you will no longer have to purchase contact lenses or frames.
- No more irritating fogged glasses when wearing a mask!
Who Can Get LASIK?
Unfortunately, not everyone can enjoy the incredible benefits LASIK has to offer — at least, not right away. If you’re considering this procedure to correct your vision and avoid mask frustration, double-check that you fall into these eligibility perimeters:
- Age: While the FDA allows patients aged 18 and over to receive LASIK treatment, many experts recommend waiting until age 25.
- Eye Health: If your prescription hasn’t remained the same for at least one year, you may need to wait longer before receiving LASIK surgery.
- Medications: Talk to your eye surgeon about any medications you’re taking, as some may interfere with LASIK.
Is LASIK a good fit for you? Contact us today to learn more about this effective and trusted solution!
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