It’s no secret that wearing glasses can be a pain. They are often uncomfortable, fog up, and be a nuisance to keep clean. About 75% of the world’s population needs vision correction, and glasses are the most common way to achieve it.
But is there anything you can do if you’re tired of wearing glasses? The good news is that there are a few options available to you. You could ditch your glasses for good and see perfectly without them. Here are some things that can help you.
1. LASIK Surgery
A well-known and popular option for those who want to get rid of their glasses is LASIK surgery. This outpatient procedure uses a laser to correct the shape of your cornea to see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses. It creates a flap in the cornea, which is then lifted so that the laser can be used to correct the shape. The flap is then put back in place and heals on its own.
LASIK surgery is very safe and has a high success rate. Over 96% of people who have had LASIK surgery end up with 20/20 vision. And most people who have the procedure end up with little to no need for glasses or contact lenses.
However, it is essential to note that LASIK surgery is not suitable for everyone. You will need to consult with a surgeon to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. They will look at the health of your eyes and talk to you about your vision goals to see if LASIK surgery is right for you.
2. Visian ICL Procedure
The Visian ICL procedure is a type of refractive surgery that can correct your vision so that you no longer need glasses or contact lenses. ICL stands for “Implantable Collamer Lens.” This procedure is perfect for people with high levels of myopia or nearsightedness.
The surgeon will make a small incision in your eye and then insert the ICL lens. This lens will sit behind your iris and in front of your natural lens. The ICL lens will then correct your vision to see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
This safe and effective solution can correct your vision and help you ditch your glasses for good. But it’s not for everyone. It would be best if you talked to your doctor about whether or not this procedure is correct for you.
3. PRK Surgery
PRK surgery is very similar to LASIK surgery, but a few key differences exist. With PRK surgery, the surgeon will use a laser to correct the shape of your cornea.
However, with this procedure, there is no need to create a flap in the cornea like with LASIK surgery. Instead, the outer layer of the cornea, called the epithelium, is removed. This allows the laser to correct the shape of your cornea. The epithelium will then grow back on its own.
PRK surgery has a high success rate and can correct your vision to eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. However, it can take longer for your eyes to heal after PRK surgery. PRK surgery has a slightly longer recovery time than LASIK surgery, but it is otherwise very safe and effective.
It would be best to talk to your doctor about whether or not PRK surgery is right for you. Some people are better candidates for LASIK surgery, while others may be better candidates for PRK surgery.
4. Refractive Lens Exchange
Finally, some people may want to consider a refractive lens exchange. This type of surgery replaces your natural lens with an artificial one. The new lens will correct your vision so that you no longer need glasses or contact lenses.
This surgery is often recommended for people with high levels of myopia or nearsightedness. It can also be recommended for people who have a condition called presbyopia that causes your natural lens to harden over time.
A refractive lens exchange is a safe and effective way to correct your vision so that you no longer need glasses or contact lenses. However, it is a more invasive surgery than LASIK or PRK surgery. It involves removing your natural lens and replacing it with an artificial one.
This type of surgery is not suitable for everyone, so you should talk to your doctor about whether or not a refractive lens exchange is ideal for you.
Overall, a few different types of surgery can help you ditch your glasses for good. The most common surgeries are LASIK, PRK, and refractive lens exchange. ICL surgery is also becoming more popular. When considering any surgery, you should always consult with your doctor to see if it is right for you.