When thinking about LASIK, you should consider the cost of not having LASIK. When you take into account the amount of money you will spend over time as a glasses and/or contact lens wearer, the one-time cost of LASIK may come into focus as the better option. Not to mention to the hassle of buying contacts and solutions, putting contacts in, or searching for your glasses every time you wake up. Think about what you could do with that long-term savings of money and your time! In addition to the monetary and time savings provided by having LASIK – you will be helping the environment. Contact lenses are microplastics which are very slow to degrade. About 20% of contact lens wearers simply flush their old lenses, sending these small plastics into our waterways. Considering a large number of contact lens wearers, this is about 9 million pairs or 18 million individual contacts placed into our waterways. You can read more about the environmental damages caused by contact lens disposal here.