This holiday, what are you planning on buying for your spouse? Sibling? Best friend? Now, think about how those gifts will benefit them over time. That book, kitchen appliance, or video game won’t last forever. Why not make an investment that will stick with your loved one for a lifetime? Give them the joy of waking up each morning with clear vision and seeing the world in full detail (as it should be.) That’s right, we’re talking about LASIK!
LASIK Surgery: Perhaps the Perfect Gift?
LASIK surgery is a permanent vision correction procedure that treats common refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. If you have a loved one that is constantly complaining about their glasses or contact lenses, now is your time to shine. LASIK surgery can reduce or completely eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses. What better gift can you give than clear vision?
If you’ve been thinking about getting LASIK surgery for yourself, what better time than the holidays? LASIK surgery is safe, effective and requires little to no downtime. So you can get your LASIK surgery one day, and the next day brave the mall to finish your holiday shopping the next. Treat yourself to clear vision for years to come this holiday!
Before you go buying LASIK surgery for your loved one, you will want to be sure that they are a candidate for the surgery. To do this, they will need to attend a LASIK consultation. This consultation is quick and painless, and allows doctors to determine a patient’s LASIK candidacy.
Because LASIK surgery is still a surgery (no matter how seemingly simple it is), there are some associated risks. To reduce the risk of complication, doctors are a little picky when it comes to who they operate on. Here at Loden Vision Center, we put our patient’s safety and health before all else. That is why we do not operate on patients who:
- Are under the age of 18
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Have a history of eye disease or current eye disease
- Have dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, or keratoconus
- Are not of good general health
- Are unwilling or unable to follow proper after-care instructions
- Lead extremely active lives (for instance, those who play contact sports regularly)
If your loved one turns out not to be a LASIK candidate, don’t worry, the holiday isn’t ruined! You have options. LASIK alternatives like PRK and SMILE are available for people who cannot undergo LASIK safely. These procedures are great for people who have a high risk of complication should they undergo LASIK.
Considering giving someone the gift of clear sight? Contact Loden Vision Center to discuss how we can help. Our LASIK surgeons are some of the best in the country and our staff is knowledgeable and compassionate. To contact us for a LASIK consultation, call our Nashville location or schedule an appointment online!