If you are reliant on glasses or contact lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, LASIK is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. The surgery will not only improve your vision but also transform your life. When you undergo LASIK, you will see an exponential improvement in your vision as well as your attitude, outlook and mood.
In this post, renowned Boston LASIK surgeon Ernest Kornmehl describes three ways LASIK can boost your mood.
Frees You From Restrictions and Limitations
In many ways, glasses and contact lenses place limitations on your lifestyle. Corrective eyewear can stifle spontaneity and curb spur-of-the-moment plans. The continual care and maintenance of glasses or contacts requires expenditures of your time and money that you probably would rather spend elsewhere.
Just thinking about freedom from the restrictions of glasses and contacts is an instant mood-lifter.
Clearer vision with LASIK allows you to live completely in the moment. You can enjoy simple pleasures, such as falling asleep on the couch, cuddling a wiggly pet or jumping in a pool, without first worrying about your glasses or contact lenses. You have the freedom to come and go as you please, leaving your lenses behind. You do not have to budget for boxes of contacts or replacement lenses, and you do not have to schedule repeated appointments with a doctor to have your prescription checked.
Improves Your Confidence
How confident we feel directly influences our mood. And LASIK can dramatically improve your confidence in several different ways.
If you have never liked the way you look in glasses, LASIK can make you more confident in your appearance. On a deeper level, LASIK can eliminate insecurities or feelings of inadequacy related to imperfect vision — such as insecurities about your athletic abilities or personal talents like design or photography. From a practical standpoint, LASIK can help you feel more confident in your ability to respond to an emergency at a moment’s notice.
Enriches Your Favorite Activities
All work and no play is an immediate mood killer. Clearer, more independent vision with LASIK enriches all of your favorite recreational activities — from biking to skiing to enjoying a beautiful museum or visiting a spectacular national park. Poor vision or dependence on visual aids no longer stands between you and your favorite pastimes.
Contact Our Boston LASIK Surgeon
To determine whether LASIK is right for your visual needs and goals, and to learn more about surgery, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Kornmehl today.