5 Reasons to Have LASIK as a College Student

With multiple colleges and universities that call our city home, back-to-college time is an exciting one in Charleston, SC. From the freshmen diving into campus life for the first time, to the seniors planning for what comes next, there’s no doubt that there’s a lot to enjoy during your college years. One way to make sure you get the most out of every moment is to make sure you can see every moment with your own two eyes, no glasses or contacts needed.

Read on for five reasons why college can be a great time to look into vision correction with LASIK or PRK. Then, when you’re ready to take the first step toward your own LASIK procedure, call Dr. Kerry Solomon’s office to schedule your FREE consultation.

Get Up and Go (and get to class on time)

So you ended up with an 8 am class…again. We can’t rearrange your class schedule for you, but we can make it easier to get out the door on time. Imagine waking up every morning and being able to see without having to waste time searching for your glasses or putting in contacts. This is an exciting benefit of life after LASIK for many patients, but it’s especially valuable for college students trying to get up, get across campus, and get coffee all before that first class of the day.

All-Nighters Just Got a Little Easier

We know… you swore this would be the year you made it through without pulling an all-nighter. But just in case you do find yourself up until the wee hours finishing that term paper, LASIK has you covered.  After all, long study sessions are definitely easier to tolerate without the distraction of dry, uncomfortable contact lenses. And everyone knows that fewer distractions equal better work. As an added bonus, after LASIK, you’ll never have to worry about falling asleep in your contacts again. That means it’s easier to keep your eyes healthy and infection-free, too!

Work Hard, Play Hard

Of course, college isn’t just about studying all the time. It’s also about the memories you’ll make with your friends outside of the classroom. Whatever your favorite extracurricular activity, we bet it would be more enjoyable without the hassle of glasses and contacts. Are you an athlete? Whether it’s on the college team or an intramural league, imagine how much your game would improve if you could see clearly all the time. Maybe you prefer to cheer on your team from the sidelines. With LASIK, you can see every play in detail, with nothing but your own two eyes. Arts and outdoor adventures can be made better with clearer vision, too. In fact, we can’t think of any activity that wouldn’t be improved by better vision and fewer hassles.

Don’t Miss a Moment

No matter what you’re up to, the freedom of being able to jump in without pausing to deal with glasses or contacts simply can’t be beat. Spontaneous weekend road trip? Leave your glasses, contacts, and contact solution behind. Ultimate Frisbee on the lawn? Join in without worrying about losing or breaking your glasses. The list goes on and on, but the bottom line is simple: LASIK gives you the freedom to enjoy every moment of your college experience without hesitation.

Quick Recovery

We know what you might be thinking—what about the days of class and activities I’ll miss while recovering from LASIK? The good news is, recovery from LASIK is typically very quick. In fact, most patients are back to their normal routine a day or two after the procedure, with very few restrictions.  In addition, our LASIK team is happy to work with you to schedule around your needs, to make sure that you can have your life-changing LASIK procedure and still miss out on as little class–and fun– as possible.

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