3 Reasons You Should Pick Eye Surgery Over Contact Lenses

If you're tired of wearing contact lenses, there may be another option: eye surgery. While many people with visual impairments discount eye surgery as being too much hassle or too invasive, the benefits can far outweigh the drawbacks. Tackling the root cause of your vision problems can reduce or even completely eliminate the need for contact lenses, so it's well worth considering. If you're not convinced, take a look at these three reasons you should quit living your life through contact lenses and choose eye surgery.

1. It's a long-term solution

While you can wear contact lenses for your whole life, they're not technically a long-term solution. After all, they're only covering up the problem; as soon as you stop wearing them, you'll be back to difficulty seeing. When it comes to a long-term solution to your nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, eye surgery is the best option. Unlike with contacts, surgical vision correction is permanent, which means you won't have to wear contacts anymore. As a result, you won't have to deal with contact-induced eye irritation anymore or go through the hassle of buying and changing your contacts on a regular basis. 

2. You'll have more freedom 

Do you ever feel like contact lenses are inhibiting your freedom? While they're an easy solution, they can be fairly limiting and inconvenient compared to successful eye surgery. When you wear contacts on a daily basis, you need to remember to keep spare lenses, lens fluid, and contact cases around for each morning. This eliminates the ability to make spontaneous plans if you don't have all your vision gear with you. Plus, you also need to remember to take your lenses out before you sleep and before going into a shower, a pool, or any other body of water. With eye surgery, you'll have improved vision at all times without the need for any apparatus like glasses or lenses, giving you the freedom to do whatever you want without worrying about changing your contacts.

3. There's less infection risk

Another primary benefit of eye surgery is that it reduces your risk of contracting an eye infection. While lenses generally do their best to correct your vision, if not used correctly, they can also harm it. Contact lenses need to be kept clean and free from contaminants such as dirt, germs, and dust at all times. If not, they can introduce unwanted particles into your eyes and lead to a painful and uncomfortable infection. Infections aren't always serious, but they can require medical treatment or even lead to permanent vision damage. Once your eye is healed from the surgery, on the other hand, you won't need to worry about possibly introducing contaminants to your eyes with lenses.