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Good Riddance To Glasses

Wednesday, October 14 2020 5:02 PM
Man in foggy glasses

It’s time to picture a lens-free life

If glasses are an increasing source of frustration in your life, you’re not alone. It’s a story we’ve heard before, even more lately.

Whether it’s the inconvenience of having to reach for them first thing in the morning, the limitations they put on activities, or a serious professional hazard, glasses can be an unnecessary cause of stress. 

Seeing clearly shouldn’t give you a headache, and it doesn’t have to. Here’s why there’s never been a better time to say goodbye to your glasses…

Masks and glasses don’t go together

As most cities and businesses across the country are now requiring face masks as a way to help curb the spread of COVID-19, it can be especially challenging for the millions who wear prescription eyeglasses.

When the warm air from your breathing is trapped inside the mask, it rises to meet the cool lenses on your glasses, causing them to fog.

This can be a nuisance when trying to do something like grocery shopping, or a serious problem for those who have to wear both glasses and a mask while working.

There are some things you can try to ease the problem — from absorbing moisture by wearing a piece of tissue inside the mask to breathing downward, away from your lenses.

But it’s tough to eliminate the problem completely and the possible remedies just add more time and effort on your part.

The reality is that masks are probably going to be part of our lives for the immediate future, so it’s no surprise that foggy lenses are one of the most common complaints we hear lately from people who are ready to be free of their glasses for good.

Speaking of the future...

Winter is coming

Everyone who wears glasses has experienced it: foggy lenses. 

As the weather gets colder outside, the heat goes up inside, causing your lenses to fog up from the temperature change.

Sure, you can just wipe them off. But you’ll have to remember to carry a microfiber cloth unless you want smudged or scratched lenses which will further impair your vision, defeating the whole purpose of wiping them off in the first place. 

Let’s just say it’s a vicious cycle.

Constantly taking your glasses off to clean them isn’t convenient either. After all, you need them to see.

You could try an anti-fog spray, but that will just become another thing (on the list of things) to remember to carry with you.

There’s always the option of upgrading to anti-fog lenses but that’s expensive.

And once you’re outside, the problems continue…

Let’s talk about the weather

There’s the added element of, well, the elements. Rain, snow, mist - inclement weather and glasses don’t mix.

If you’re doing any kind of work outside, like raking leaves or shoveling snow, expect to be wiping your lenses even more frequently as your body temperature rises and causes your lenses to fog more.

Clear skies can be another issue, as anyone who’s had to squint through their glasses on a sunny day can attest. This can be an even bigger challenge for those who are required to wear glasses while driving.

Of course, you can always get prescription sunglasses, as long as you don’t mind having two pairs of glasses to keep up with.

And if you think staying indoors will provide some relief, don’t hold your breath.

Fortunately, we have a solution…

A lens-free life through LASIK

Imagine seeing clearly first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up, or being able to work out or play sports without glasses constantly sliding down your nose.

Think about what it would be like to walk outside, no matter what the temperature or weather, without worrying about foggy lenses.

Picture the freedom of not having to constantly wipe your lenses off, or even having to keep up with glasses at all.

What if you were 15 minutes away from a life free from glasses? Does it sound too good to be true?

It’s not.

 LASIK is a painless, 15-minute procedure with a fast recovery time — usually just a weekend.

We’ve helped thousands of people discover what life can be like with better vision, free of the limitations of glasses.

Come see for yourself what a lens-free life looks like. 

Schedule your free consultation to find out if LASIK is right for you.

Shalee Lehning
"Playing sports is hard enough without worrying about your contacts. The inconvenience of losing contacts during practice and competition was frustrating for me. The decision to have the surgery was the best decision I have made!"
Shalee Lehning, K-State Women's Assistant Coach / Former WNBA and K-State Player - Manhattan, KS

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