There are many worries that come along with being a parent. In the beginning, you might wonder how you’ll manage to make ends meet between the cost of diapers and a growing grocery bill. You may wonder every time they cough or sneeze if it’s time for a trip to the emergency room. Or maybe you’ll worry about your own health and making sure that you’re there to take care of your kids.
For most of these concerns, there is usually an abundance of expert advice and plenty of unsolicited opinions from well-meaning family members.
However, there is one common apprehension shared by many parents that you won’t find in any parenting book, and that is the worry that you won’t be able to see in the event of an emergency. If you are a parent or caregiver with poor vision, you may wonder what you would do if there were a crisis, such as a fire or a medical emergency, and you couldn’t find your glasses or contact lenses. You’re not alone! This is a driving fear for many parents, new and experienced, that brings them to our South Carolina ophthalmology practice.
There are also related concerns that are not as serious, but just as bothersome for a lot of people. When you add a baby to your life, everything gets more complicated. Just leaving the house is like orchestrating a special event. Packing for a trip? Set aside twice as much time. Even your bedtime routine can seem like a circus. Not being able to find your glasses or contacts in moments like these can be frustrating and time-consuming.
One fantastic way to streamline a demanding lifestyle is to reduce your reliance on contact lenses or glasses through LASIK surgery. LASIK is a surgical procedure that uses the precision of laser technology to reshape the cornea and correct or restore vision.
Here are 3 benefits of LASIK for parents:
- Worry less. After LASIK, your vision will be clear without contacts or glasses. Should you need to respond to your child’s urgent needs, your first thought won’t be “Where are my glasses?”
- Cuddle time. There is no greater joy than holding your child close. With LASIK, glasses won’t come between the two of you. Plus, you don’t have to worry about a curious little one grabbing your glasses and breaking them!
- Suitable for an active lifestyle. If you are a parent, “active” is probably an understatement. With LASIK, being on-the-go is easy. If your child enjoys activities like swimming, skiing, or basketball, you won’t have to sit on the sidelines because of your dependence on glasses.
- Save money in the long run. This is an enormous motivator for many parents. Although LASIK is an investment up front, you will save money in the long run since you won’t need to buy contacts or glasses repeatedly in the future. And by the “long run” I mean around the time you’ll be paying for college!
Now you know why so many parents seeking an ophthalmologist in Charleston, SC choose to have LASIK surgery. We understand there is already a lot to think about as a parent, but be sure to take your own health into consideration along the way. If you have questions about LASIK surgery or would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact us online.