The Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery in Shreveport, LA
While we know the incredible benefits of providing our patients with 20/20 vision — free of the hassle of glasses and contacts — we also understand that eye surgery and the associated investment may be intimidating. We would like to assure you that in the long run, LASIK is an easier, more affordable, and more permanent way to achieve effortless, convenient clear vision. Here are just a few of the major benefits to having LASIK eye surgery at Lusk:
LASIK Costs Less Than Glasses or Contacts
The average cost of a prescription pair of glasses in the US is estimated to be about $350. If you have an eye exam and get up-to-date glasses every year — as we recommend — you’ll spend around $3,500 on eyewear every decade. Contact lenses average out to around $220-$260 per year, coming to $2,200 – $2,600 over 10 years.
Keep in mind, for both glasses and contacts, these estimates ignore the many extra costs associated with eyewear. These include specialty lenses, prescription sunglasses, replacement pairs of glasses or boxes of contacts, eyewear maintenance, cleaning solutions, and more — simply put, the expenses involved with glasses and contacts can add up.
While LASIK is a larger initial investment than glasses or contacts, over time, it can save you thousands of dollars on eyewear. For most patients, LASIK eye surgery in Shreveport will provide a lifetime of improved eyesight at a much lower cost than using eyewear.
LASIK Eliminates the Hassle of Eyewear
According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 96-98% of LASIK patients end up with 20/20 vision, confirming what we tell our patients: LASIK will almost always eliminate your reliance on eyewear.
Imagine living your life without having to keep track of your glasses around the house, at the swimming pool, or while traveling. Imagine not having to put in your contacts and pinch them out every night, or wake up with blurry vision. Imagine not having to maintain and protect your eyewear every day. Our team can discuss life after LASIK with you during your free consultation.
LASIK Provides Peace of Mind
We can’t tell you how many of our patients have told us they felt liberated after having LASIK. With one relatively quick procedure, the years spent worrying about paying for and keeping track of their eyewear finally came to an end.
LASIK is a convenient and virtually painless procedure performed in our LASIK Suite at our outpatient surgery center. It takes less than 10 minutes per eye, with rapid recovery and little down time off work.
It has been incredibly rewarding to see our patients achieve better vision than they’ve ever had before, and we’re excited to provide a lifetime of peace of mind to patients and freedom from the “crutches of eyewear”.
Shreveport LASIK at Lusk Eye Specialists
At Lusk Eye Specialists, our team has done everything within our power to provide patients with safer surgeries, exceptional outcomes, and personalized care. The Lusk eye surgeons have decades of LASIK experience, and has been providing compassionate and professional eye surgery to the Ark-La-Tex for over 40 years.
We believe that providing the best care requires using the best medical equipment, which is why we’ve implemented the iDESIGN® Refractive Studio “all-laser” LASIK system into our practice. iDESIGN uses topography-integrated, wavefront-guided technology to precisely measure your eyes and lay out a detailed map for your procedure. Your eye, like your fingerprint, is unique, and iDESIGN accounts for its particular features, leaving a smaller margin for error than standard LASIK tools.
To find out more about what makes Lusk LASIK a step above the rest, call Lusk Eye Specialists at (318) 378-5594 or request an appointment.