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Why Laser Eye Treatment is Attracting So Many Young Professionals

Posted: May 07 2015
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The uptake of laser eye surgery as an option for vision correction is constantly increasing. Although understandably not the cheapest option due to the surgery’s higher one time cost, more people are turning to laser eye treatment to correct a variety of vision problems.

Laser eye surgery is very popular among young professionals and this article will briefly take you through why this is the case.

Cost Saving

One of the biggest reasons why laser eye surgery is a popular option compared to contact lenses or prescription glasses is cost saving over time. Prescription glasses or contact lenses are an ongoing cost. For you to keep enjoying good eyesight you will need to keep paying for glasses and contact lenses. On the other hand, for a one time cost of having the surgery done, you can enjoy the benefits of improved eyesight for many years to come. The projected cost saving can add up to thousands of pounds over the years. This is money young professionals can put to better use.

Active Lifestyle

Young professionals are in the prime of their life. They are physically active and adventurous and vision problems for this age group can threaten the enjoyment of their active lifestyle. Imagine trying to go scuba diving or snorkelling with your prescription glasses, it just wouldn’t happen. Laser eye surgery means you no longer need to wear glasses everyday and this opens up more opportunities to explore the outdoors. If glasses stand in your way of enjoying sporting activities such as racket sports or outdoor adventures, laser eye treatment can allow you to regain some freedom.


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Appearance and Image

Young professionals want their image to make an impact. This could be at work or in social settings. The burden of wearing glasses, and sometimes, high prescription (coke-bottle) glasses due to very poor eyesight, can have an impact on confidence.

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LASIK surgery

This article outlines the major reasons why laser eye treatment is attracting so many young professionals. There are inherent risks associated with any medical procedure and the same goes for laser eye surgery. However, in the right hands and with state of the art technology, significant problems are very rare indeed. Contact lenses are also associated with a risk of severe sight threatening infections. It has been calculated that the one off risk of laser eye surgery is less than the lifetime risk of a contact lens related infection.

For many young professionals, the many benefits explained above and listed below are worth the small risk of laser surgery. The reasons laser eye treatment is attractive are thus summarised:

  • Promotes and permits an active and adventurous lifestyle
  • Enhances self confidence
  • Significant cost savings over time

We hope you have enjoyed this article and that it has been helpful in answering your questions about the attractiveness of laser eye surgery.


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