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5 reasons to have laser eye surgery

27 November 2019

Losing your eyesight over time can be difficult to deal with. It’s a very common problem, and happens naturally as you get older, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

Along with going grey, losing your hair or developing wrinkles, it is one of the key signs of aging. However, unlike the other signs of aging, the impact on your eyesight can be reversed by having a laser eye treatment which can reduce your dependence on glasses and turn the clock back to a time when your vision was clearer.

But it’s not just in aging eyes that this surgery can be effective. There are many reasons why people opt to have treatment at various points in life. So let’s take a closer look at five of the most common reasons to have laser surgery.

1. You’re getting married

Weddings are big events. In fact, it’s supposed to be the most special day of your life. So, it’s not surprising that people often want to bring about personal change in the lead up to the big day.

Brides and grooms often hit the gym in an effort to look their best in their dress or suit, as well as booking everything from hairdressers to make up artists. But what about glasses? A lot of brides and grooms don’t want to tie the knot wearing their specs, but they also want to be able to see everything clearly.

This makes it a natural time to go for laser eye surgery. Just make sure that you leave enough time for recovery before the big day. Whilst the majority of healing occurs in the first to third weeks after surgery, it takes three to six months for your eyes to fully recover and for optimum vision to be restored.

2. You can afford it

At some point in your life, you might have found that you had a bit of extra cash. Whether it’s a bonus at work, some inheritance or even a big win on the horses, having that extra money means you can afford to really treat yourself, and what better investment to make than in your health?

Whilst we believe you cannot put a price on perfect vision, we also acknowledge that laser eye surgery may not always seem like an affordable option. That’s why we offer interest free laser eye surgery payment plans over one to three years, so you can choose the option that’s most affordable for you.

Thanks to our range of payment options, laser eye surgery really can be affordable for everyone.

3. Having kids

Having children is one of life’s great pleasures and an experience you want to enjoy to its fullest. However, as they grow up, children can be a huge commitment, leaving little time for anything else. Having to think about your contact lenses every day can be time consuming when you have little ones to think about.

Likewise with glasses, which can easily be broken or damaged by little hands. Put them down for one second and you might never find them again as they disappear into the dressing up box or under the sofa.

Reducing your need for lenses or glasses while you have kids means you have one less thing to worry about. And if you’ve not got kids yet, believe us when we tell you this is a very good thing.

4. To improve your self esteem

Wearing glasses can cause people to be self-conscious. We know that these days there are plenty of glasses wearers in the public eye and that specs can even be a fashion accessory. But there’s no denying that they do take some getting used to and for some they just never feel comfortable, which can damage your self-esteem.

Laser eye treatments are the best way to reduce your need for glasses on a permanent basis, ensuring that you can feel confident, self-assured and enjoy great vision at the same time.

5. For sports or activities

If you are an active person and have to wear glasses, you’ll know how difficult it can be. Plus, if you play any kind of contact sport such as football or rugby, wearing glasses can be very dangerous and in many cases not even allowed on the field of play, and this means relying on contact lenses.

However, lenses come with another set of problems, in that they can be knocked loose or move around, particularly in contact sports. You can’t afford for that to happen in the middle of a game. So, for many athletes or sports people, the best option is to go for a permanent laser eye treatment.

Your next steps

Whatever your reasons for choosing laser eye surgery, here at Optegra you can benefit from treatment by world-class surgeons. As the UK’s most trusted eye specialist, with clinics and hospitals all over the country, you can rest assured that you’re in the very best hands. Simply give us a call today to discuss your options and find out how Optegra can change your life forever.


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