If you have poor sight, then there are a number of different options for you to consider, and each option has its own pros and cons. Here is a quick look at the different ways that you can correct your sight, and which may be the best option for you.
Glasses are the quickest and easiest way of fixing poor vision. They are affordable, and they work for shortsighted, farsighted and astigmatic people. You can change glasses quickly and easily, and they are a non-invasive form of correction that will work for any level of correction. The downside is that people can see that you have a problem with your sight, you can’t always wear glasses when playing sport, and glasses tend to steam up when you change from hot to cold environments. In addition, some people find that glasses interfere with how they see certain colors.
Contact lenses are a better option for people who play sport, and they are popular with people who find glasses uncomfortable, or who are just happier with how they look without their glasses on. Not every one can wear contacts though – they are not suitable for all prescription types. In addition, if you have dry eyes they might not be comfortable to wear. Contacts are harder to put in and take out, and they are much more expensive than contacts.
LASIK surgery is a long lasting form of vision correction that, if successful, will leave you with good vision for many, many years. The problem with LASIK is that it is an expensive up-front payment, there is no guarantee that it will be successful (although the failure rate is exceptionally low) and there is the risk that your vision will degrade over time anyway, leaving you needing to wear glasses or contacts anyway. There are a few great portland lasik surgeons to consider so make a few calls and do your research.
Many athletes choose to get LASIK because it frees them from wearing glasses, and it has a relatively quick healing time compared to some other types of surgery – although you will still need a short period of time off. The best thing about LASIK is that once you’ve had it done, and it’s worked, you’re free from glasses, contacts, etc and can enjoy naturally good, clear vision. Most people who have it get brilliant results, and it’s like having natural 20/20 vision for them.
Talk to your optician to see which options would be appropriate for you.