So you want LASIK but you need a little help convincing your parents?
We feel ya.
Luckily for you, LASIK actually is a sweet deal, and you can absolutely finesse your parents into supporting your decision. Here are the first three things we suggest bringing up to your parents when you tell them you want LASIK.
LASIK is an Investment
I know, I know, you’re thinking how could LASIK be an investment? Don’t I have to pay for the surgery?? Well, of course, you have to spend a little bit on the surgery, BUT you’ll save a ton on the back end when you no longer have to pay for glasses and contacts, yearly vision checks, contact solutions, prescription sunglasses…
Now look, we know you’re probably frugal about your eye care purchases, but even buying cheap glasses every other year adds up when you consider that LASIK can correct your vision for years.
Let your parents know that you are tired of buying glasses and contacts just to be able to SEE. Laser Vision Centre can help you see without them.
LASIK is Safe
We know it can sound scary, but LASIK is actually one of the safest and most effective surgeries in the world. If you have done your research, you already know that nearly every study about LASIK has concluded that it is safe, effective and that any minor side effects generally subside after a few weeks as long as the doc did his/her due diligence before the procedure (we do, don’t worry).
Are your parents afraid of horror stories they might have heard? What those stories don’t mention is that those worst-case scenarios come from less than ideal candidates, who went to eye doctors that didn’t pay close attention to testing and determining if someone was a good fit. At Laser Vision Centre, we don’t offer LASIK to anyone but the best candidates. Don’t let outdated fears hold you back from what might be the best thing you ever did for yourself. The most common thing we hear from our happy post-LASIK patients is, “I can’t believe I waited so long to do this!!”
Visit Us for a Consultation
So your parents still aren’t on board? Come in and talk it through with one of our expert ophthalmologists at Laser Vision Centre. They will determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK and be able to answer any concerns you (or your parents) may have.
Schedule an appointment today and we will make sure you are 100% confident when you have the LASIK talk with your parents. You deserve to lose those glasses and we can’t wait to see if we can you out of them!
This post originally appeared on Center for Sight.