For many of us, spring and summer mean outdoor fun! But if you wear glasses or contacts, it can be hard to get involved in your favorite sports or other outdoor activities for fear of injury, damage, or misplacement. Replacing lost or broken glasses or contacts can be expensive and time consuming, but the potential damage that a sports injury can have on your eyes can be devastating. If you are active on a regular basis, then this summer may be the best time to consider a LASIK or PRK procedure.
All sports and outdoor activities pose some risk to your eyes, but for those with eyeglasses, impact-related injuries can be especially dangerous. Sports like basketball, baseball, softball, football, soccer, hockey, tennis – you name it – put those with glasses at risk of serious eye injury. Standard eyeglasses are not built to endure contact sports or sports that require a large amount of movement, nor are they designed to protect your eyes from sudden impact. Similarly, contacts offer no protection and can actually do more harm than good. Contacts can irritate your eyes, especially if you expose them to sweat or water.
It’s important to protect your eyes from the sun, even when you wear glasses or contacts. Sporting sunglasses are an option for those who enjoy low-intensity activities, like golf, since they offer adequate UVA and UVB protection. However they may not be an option for more active individuals, since most sporting sunglasses cannot withstand sudden impact any more than a pair of regular sunglasses or eyeglasses can.
We know that summertime is no time to stay indoors, especially because of your clunky glasses! That’s why for a limited time this summer we are offering LASIK at a cost of only $995 per eye! What an incredible value! What an incredible opportunity to get out in the sun and enjoy your favorite sport to the fullest! If you are tired of your glasses getting in between you and your active lifestyle, then contact Raleigh Eye Center today for a LASIK consultation!