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Top 10 Reasons to Get LASIK

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#10) New Parents

Imagine not having to reach for your glasses before caring for your newborn in the middle of the night. Who doesn’t want to just go to bed when they are tired without the hassle of first removing your contact lenses?

#9) Sunglasses

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to just grab that stylish pair of sunglass off the shelf and not have to worry if your glasses prescription can be put in those frames?

#8) Travel

Are you tired of packing spare contact lenses, solution and possibly a backup pair of glasses when you travel? With LASIK, your vision needs are no longer on your packing list!

#7) Outdoor Adventure

Your contacts dry out when you hike through the mountains. Your glasses fog over when coming indoors from your favorite winter activity. Experience this no more after LASIK.

#6) Fitness and Working Out

Don’t you love the clanking of your glasses as you go for a jog? After LASIK, you can also forget about your contacts drying out when jumping on your bike for a weekend ride.

#5) Swimming and Water Sports 

I enjoy living in a blurry world while at the pool...said nobody. Unfortunately, you can’t wear contacts when you swim. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy your gorgeous view while swimming in the ocean?

#4) Fast Results

See the world around you clearer within hours of your surgery. No lengthy recoveries with LASIK.

#3) Save Money

The average cost of LASIK in the United States is around $5,000. At an average cost of $500+/year for contact lenses and glasses, it takes as few as 7-10 years to break even with the cost of LASIK. How much have you spent on glasses and contacts in the last 5 years alone? Over time, LASIK is a good fiscal decision.

#2) Contact Lens Discomfort

Studies show that contact lens discomfort occurs in about 50% of contact lens wearers. LASIK is often a good option for patients bothered by contact lens discomfort.

#1) Wake-up and Go

Imagine getting out of bed and immediately seeing the world around you clearly without reaching for your glasses or putting in contacts. Hassle-free vision is possible with LASIK.


There are obviously a number of reasons to consider LASIK to improve your vision without glasses and contact lenses. This list touches on just ten reasons to consider surgical correction to meet your vision needs. The first step to determine if surgery is right for you is to schedule an evaluation. There is no cost for your evaluation at Summit Eye Center. During this consultation, there will be diagnostic tests done as well as a thorough dilated evaluation of the health of your eyes. At the conclusion of this examination, the doctor will discuss whether LASIK is right for you or if another vision correction surgery would be best for you.

If you have any questions regarding the LASIK or other vision correction procedures, call Summit Eye Center at (816) 246-2111 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an appointment.

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