Perfectly clear, 20/20 vision is considered a blessing in this day and age. Unfortunately, life is not perfect for some. You, a relative, or even a friend might be currently experiencing blurred vision. If your vision is 20/20 now, you will realize that it may change years down the road. However, a variety of vision disorders become more common with increasing age, and that 20/20 vision of yours might soon decline to disappointing values. So what do yo need to combat this problem?
Have you ever thought of the vision correction measure that you would most likely undertake? There are a lot of options nowadays, and it becomes more confusing to choose the right one because of this. Luckily for you and for your eyes, this article presents an overview of the pros and cons of the three most common vision correction measures: wearing eyeglasses, wearing contact lenses, and undergoing refractive surgery procedures such as LASIK.
Wearing eyeglasses is the easiest, safest, and most inexpensive way to correct blurred vision. In addition to these benefits, the use of eyeglasses also offers the opportunity to select from different types of lens, frame designs, and even lens coatings for various purposes. A consultation with an optometrist might be all that is necessary to obtain the correct fit of eyeglasses for you. On the downside, wearing a pair of eyeglasses is not compatible with an athletic and highly active lifestyle. You wear it as if it’s an accessory: you may lose it or you might even break it.
Contact lenses is a type of vision correction measure involves the use of thin, clear discs of plastic that are positioned on the surface and in front of the eye. These correct vision similar to how eyeglasses do and are generally safe when used with care. In addition, wearing contact lenses provide the benefit of not interfering with an active lifestyles. Some conditions and situations that may result from inappropriate contact lens use include allergies to chemicals contained by maintenance solutions, conjunctivitis, cracks in the lenses, and irritation of the cornea. However, if used with good hygiene and constant maintenance, contact lenses are less likely to result in severe complications. One thing to note is that contact lenses are not for everyone, some may find the process of positioning them in the eye too uncomfortable to do on a daily basis.
Refractive surgery is also one of the most common types of vision correction measures. Out of the many types available today, laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) stands out. This procedure is performed by licensed physicians such as ophthalmologists or certified LASIK Surgeons. LASIK aims to naturally adjust your eye’ss focusing ability by reshaping the cornea. This is best for you if you want to be independent of wearing either eyeglasses and contact lenses. LASIK, after all, means no glasses or plastic discs are involved.