LASIK can have countless positive effects on your lifestyle and day-to-day activities. While a reduced dependence on glasses or contacts is the primary reason many undergo laser vision correction, there are other not-so-obvious benefits. You may be able to participate in activities that you haven’t enjoyed in years, and not worrying about prescription lenses might also open you up to some fun new experiences!
Here are three things you might be able to try after undergoing LASIK.
Swim Regularly for Exercise
You probably didn’t include swimming in your exercise regimen when you wore contacts or glasses. Having improved vision means you can head to the pool or swim in the ocean at your leisure. If you’ve been looking for some new ways to get in shape, or just want to round out your current workout regimen with some cardio, swim laps or take a water aerobics class.
Swimming is a great cardiovascular activity and can help you stay in shape year-round. If you’re new to swimming, consider taking private swimming lessons or signing up for a water aerobics class in a shallow pool to get started. If you used to swim occasionally after removing your contacts or glasses, look forward to the freedom of hitting the water without squinting or worrying about seeing clearly during and after your swimming session!
Love being active? Try extreme mud runs, color runs, triathlons, diving and more. Your eyes won’t stand in your way, so no excuses!
Go on a Road Trip Out West
The dry weather and arid climate of many western U.S. states may have interfered with your travel plans in the past. Dry weather can irritate the eyes of contact lens wearers, and the dusty conditions mean you must clean your glasses or contact every few hours. After LASIK, you can enjoy the great outdoors without worrying about dryness or irritation from contact lenses. Just make sure to wear a good pair of sunglasses to shield your eyes from ultraviolet rays and dust while traveling. Use doctor-recommended eyedrops to keep your eyes moist and healthy.
Also recommended: overnight flights overseas, sleeping on a train or boat to wake up in a new city and adventure travel to other countries. Never fear tiny, germy public restrooms when you’re free from contacts!
Shop for the Latest Styles in Sunglasses
Show off the latest trends and styles in sunglasses by picking up a pair of non-prescription glasses after LASIK. Eyeglass wearers are usually limited to a handful of designer-inspired sunglasses and have to pay a premium for designer prescription sunglasses. Now that you don’t need prescription lenses, you’re free to shop hundreds of different styles and designs. Take the time to shop the latest collections, play with different looks and choose something that flatters your face shape while complementing your unique sense of style.
Hit the overstock stores for a good selection of discounted designer frames and shake up your style as often as you want!
Improved vision offers you freedoms you may have never even considered. Whether you’ve been thinking about getting LASIK for a while or are ready to undergo the procedure, set up a consultation with a LASIK surgeon to find out more about the benefits of laser eye surgery. Talk to your surgeon about what to expect after your procedure, so you can make the most informed decision.