4 Signs It’s Time To Say Goodbye To Glasses And Hello To Refractive Surgery


On a good day, glasses can be annoying, frustrating, and cost you money! But on a bad day, they can seriously get in your way and may seem like a waste. 

So why bother? If you’re tired of dealing with glasses getting in your way every time you turn around, there’s a better way. Keep reading for 4 signs it’s time to say goodbye to glasses and hello to refractive surgery!

1. You’ve been caught in the rain one too many times with glasses

If you wear glasses, you already know that getting caught in the rain is not fun. In fact, it may be one of the more frustrating things to deal with for glasses wearers. 

One minute you can see, and the next, you’re dealing with wet frames and glasses that may slip right off your face! You don’t have many options in this less than ideal scenario.

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Option A:You leave your glasses on and muddle the rest of the way to where you were trying to go while knowing full well you could walk right into a tree.

Option B:You take your glasses off to keep them from getting too wet and put them in your pocket and blindly try to get home.

It’s not great no matter which option you decide to take. The other option is you try to wait out the rain, but that iced latte and a pastry at your local coffee shop will only last you so long.

There’s a better way. Why not say goodbye to glasses entirely and consider refractive surgery instead? If you have a procedure like LASIK, getting caught in the rain might actually become…kind of fun!

2. You’ve accidentally broken your replacement pair of glasses

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Smart people that wear glasses know that only owning one pair of glasses is like asking the heavens to smite you. It’s not something you do. 

Instead, you own two pairs of glasses so that you have a replacement pair of glasses. After all, you never know when something might happen and your main pair of glasses could get smashed, damaged, scratched, or lost! 

But what if the unthinkable happens? What if, in addition to your first pair of glasses becoming unwearable, you also break your replacement glasses? Sure, you could wear your contact lenses, but again, this will only get you so far. 

Contacts have a tendency to dry your eyes out or even fall out and disappear forever. They aren’t exactly the most reliable if you’ve somehow managed to break your replacement glasses. 

You could go out and buy a third pair of glasses and put out a plea to the glasses gods to keep these ones intact. Or…you could go with a permanent solution that means visual freedom. 

A refractive procedure like PRK could be just what you need! Now, what you may not realize is there is more than one kind of refractive procedure. 

The most common one and the one that most people have heard of is LASIK, but it’s not the only one. LASIK is the most popular elective procedure, but if for some reason you’re not a candidate (about 10-15% of potential candidates aren’t) there are other options. 

If you think that visual freedom sounds pretty cool, why not ask your eye doctor about some of the refractive procedures they may recommend? 

3. You’re tired of the prescription sunglasses song and dance

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Summer may be winding down, but glasses wearers are silently rejoicing because they don’t have to use their prescription sunglasses as much. If you don’t wear glasses or you don’t have prescription sunglasses, it really is a song and dance routine, and it gets worse in the warmer months. 

You go outside with your glasses on, but it’s too bright outside. So you pull out your prescription sunglasses and then put your expensive prescription eyeglasses away. 

Then, after being outside for a while, you get to wherever you’re going, which is inside. Now you have to pull your glasses case back out, take out your glasses, take off your prescription sunglasses, and then put your glasses back on. 

Every time you go outside or you change locations, this is pretty much the routine. Do you even want to think about how many minutes of your life you’ve spent doing this? 

Do you even want to think about how much money you’ve spent because you needed prescription sunglasses? It’s a necessary evil until it’s not. 

See, if you had a refractive surgery like LASIK, you’d never need prescription sunglasses ever again. Let that sink in for a minute. 

You would never need prescription sunglasses again! In fact, you could buy the cute sunglasses for once in your life. 

You know, the trendy cat-eyes or the bright red retro frames or even a pair of Chanel wraparounds if you want to get fancy. Having a procedure like LASIK is an investment in yourself. 

Why not invest in a pair of nice sunglasses that you’ll be able to use for years to come after you have LASIK as a gift to yourself?

4. You want to save your money instead of spending it on glasses

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Have you ever thought about how much money you spend on glasses, contacts, and various accessories every year? If you’re like most Americans, it’s an average of about $500 a year. 

That’s a number that can add up pretty quickly. If you weren’t spending $500 a year on your glasses and their accessories, what could you be spending that money on? 

The options are pretty endless but you could:

  • Save up for a down payment on a house
  • Eat at critically acclaimed San Francisco restaurants like Lazy Bear, Rich Table, or Quince
  • Enjoy more vacations to tropical locations or Europe
  • Take yourself shopping and treat yourself

No matter what you do, even if you’re only saving your money for a rainy day, not having to spend your money on glasses and contact lenses is never a bad thing. And if you get a refractive procedure, you can say goodbye to all visual aids. 

Now, it’s important to note that refractive surgeries like LASIK or SMILE only treat currenteye problems. They can’t treat future eye conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, or age-related macular degeneration. But being able to be glasses-free for decades to come is more than worth it!

Wondering if there’s a refractive surgery out there that’s right for you? Find out by scheduling an appointmentat IQ Laser Vision Institute, the #1 SMILE Laser Vision Center in the USA in Los Angeles, CA today!

If you’re tired of wearing glasses or found yourself nodding along while reading these scenarios, it’s time to find out if vision correction could be the next step on your visual journey! Why wait any longer if clear vision could finally be yours?

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