Is Laser Eye Surgery or Eyeglasses the Better Option?

When it comes to improving your vision, you have two main options: eyeglasses and laser eye surgery. While both can help you see better, there are some key differences between the two that you should consider before making a decision. Eyeglasses are the more affordable option, but they won't stop your vision from getting worse. You'll need to get a new prescription for lenses every few years, which can add up to a significant amount of money over time.

On the other hand, laser eye surgery has a higher starting price than glasses, but if you get it done at age 30, you could save money each year on the cost of contact lenses and glasses for about the next 50 years or more. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is another type of refractive eye surgery that can help people with vision problems who want to rely less on eyeglasses or contact lenses. LASIK is the most popular type of laser eye surgery and can allow you to rely much less on eyeglasses or contact lenses, giving you the freedom to enjoy your favorite activities without having to worry about your vision. Many people assume that refractive eye surgery is riskier than wearing contact lenses, but with LASIK there is a unique risk, rather than the ongoing risk experienced by contact lens wearers.

Ultimately, it's important to weigh the pros and cons of each option before making a decision.

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