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3 Reasons Why You Need to Get LASIK Before You Go Back to School

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jul 25, 2018 11:47:30 AM

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LASIK Surgery for Back to SchoolDepending on your school’s fall start date, you’ve still got at least a month or two before you’re due back in class. What are you going to do with that time?

In addition to catching up on podcasts and making a few trips to the beach, what if you could completely change the way you see the world? LASIK surgery might be the key to altering your outlook for good. Here’s why you need to make an appointment and get evaluated ASAP:

You’ll Finally Be Free of Glasses and Contacts

How often do you find yourself clawing through your bag in search of your glasses? Have you ever rushed to lecture hall during a hectic morning, only to realize you forgot to put in your contacts? For some, glasses and contacts are a reasonable solution for ongoing vision concerns. For others, they’re just another distraction among a list of many in a typical day.

If you’re in the latter camp – and if you’re a candidate for LASIK – this quick, minimally invasive procedure could be your ticket to ditching corrective eyewear. 

LASIK Recovery Is Remarkably Quick

LASIK surgery at the Illinois Eye Center is typically performed on Fridays. We recommend that patients nap after their procedure to ensure optimal healing. After taking it easy over the weekend, most return to work on Monday, free from glasses/contact lenses and with little to no discomfort. Even if you’re heading back to school in just a few weeks, there’s still time to undergo LASIK and be on the rapid road to recovery without derailing your packing efforts or your ability to see well during Art History or Chem Lab.

You’ll Save Money in the Long Run

On average, a standard pair of eyeglasses costs about $200 out of pocket, and specialty pairs can run in excess of $600. Assuming you replace your glasses every other year, you could easily spend anywhere from $3,000 to $9,000 over the next 30 years, just on frames and lenses. Contact lenses can be similarly pricey over time, and of course both glasses and contacts must be replaced if lost or damaged. You also have to consider money for cases, cleaning/storage solutions, prescription sunglasses, doctor visits etc.

On the other hand, LASIK eye surgery is a one-time investment that pays long-term dividends. What you spend now will potentially save you considerable money down the road. 

Ready to add LASIK to your back-to-school to-do list? Call the LASIK Institute at Illinois Eye Center today at (309) 243-2400 to schedule your consultation with our Refractive experts.

Request your free LASIK consultation today.

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