LASIK eye surgery is one the most popular surgeries in the world for individuals who seek to rectify eye issues such as myopia and hypermetropia. A successful LASIK surgery will greatly improve the eyesight of the patient in addition to providing the patient with numerous other benefits.
The results of LASIK are immediate and patients are able to immediately dispense with their contact lenses and glasses. Unlike other types of surgeries, you don't need to wait to see if the surgery was successful or not.
Better peripheral vision
One of the most unexpected benefits of LASIK is the remarkable improvement in a patient's peripheral vision. As glasses are not completely wrapped around the eyes, a wearer's peripheral vision is incredibly blurry unless the wearer turns his or her head around. Even with contacts, the peripheral vision isn't very clear. Once LASIK is conducted, the improvements are incredible.
Reduced allergy symptoms
Patients, particularly patients who used to wear contacts, constantly report that they experience far fewer symptoms of redness and eye irritation in the aftermath of LASIK. In addition, numerous patients have stated that they experience less sinus pain and fewer headaches without the need to constantly wear the glasses.
A permanent solution
LASIK might be a costly one-time investment, but the cost will be offset by the hundreds of dollars you would have to spend on glasses and particularly contact lenses for the rest of your lives. LASIK is a permanent solution as well. However, you may need to undergo LASIK once again once you reach your 40s if you are unable to focus on near objects.
Improved nighttime vision
Patients who have undergone LASIK constantly report that their night-time vision has improved in the aftermath of the surgery. For former glasses wearers, this is most likely due to the improvements in peripheral vision and the fact that they will not need to deal with light reflecting off their glasses. For former contacts wearers, this is mostly due to the lack of dryness at the end of the day as wearing contacts throughout the day dries out the eyes.
This is especially true for sportspeople who do not need to deal with glasses being broken or contact lenses slipping into the eye. They will not have to deal with sweat dripping down on the glasses or lenses which greatly affects a sportsperson's ability to perform.