Millennials and iLASIK Surgery By William Goldstein on November 20, 2017

Millennials, i.e. those in the age group of 18 to 34 years, usually don’t bother to think about healthcare. Until and unless there is a serious medical emergency, they wouldn’t consider medical consultation which could have a positive impact on their lives for an extended period of time. Hence, it is even more interesting to note that about 63 percent of the individuals who underwent LASIK surgery for vision correction in the last few years were millennials. Also, the number of the young people looking to get iLASIK in the United States is constantly growing.

Reasons Why Millennials Want iLASIK

It is evident that the primary factor encouraging most millennials to opt for LASIK eye surgery is that it allows them to get rid of glasses. There is a significant impact of social media on nearly all young individuals who are looking to pose for glamorous pictures with flawless faces. The second key factor boosting interest in the iLASIK surgery is the fast-paced urban lifestyles of the millennials. Most people are rushing to get to work each morning and have several tasks and engagements to manage in a day. In such a chaotic world, there is no space for time investment in glasses and contacts.

LASIK Fulfills the Desire for Long-term Clear Vision

Doctors inform that the LASIK eye correction surgery is very similar to braces if you consider the millennials’ point of view. It isn’t a luxury; it is just a natural procedure that needs to be undertaken for vision correction. Even if adult teeth are aligned, braces are put for straightening the teeth. A similar thought process is applicable to eyesight. When the eyes get fully developed, usually between 18 years and 21 years of age, it is important to undergo LASIK and get absolutely clear vision.

LASIK eye surgeons inform that the vision correction procedure is ideal for those looking to enhance their overall human experience. With LASIK, a person is able to enjoy the best possible vision for seeing the world. Patients report increased levels of confidence and empowerment after LASIK and also feel more energetic and enthusiastic about all aspects of life. For instance, they might be more interested in trips and outdoor adventures such as camping, snorkeling and mountain climbing after surgery, since there is no limitation of eyeglasses or contacts.

While LASIK is a suitable eye operation for most people, it is important to choose an experienced eye surgeon and get a proper consultation before the LASIK surgery.

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William S. Goldstein, MD, has been practicing laser eye surgery since 1991. He was one of the first doctors to offer advanced eye care in all of Michigan and is a member of several prestigious organizations: 

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  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

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