Are you having troubles with your contact lenses? Approximately 3 million Americans have difficulty with contact lenses each year. Contact lenses can worsen dry eye, cause allergies, and provide a base for bacteria to cause infections of the cornea (front window of the eye). Contacts can also be painful, scratch the eye or cause infections. There are, however, options to help with the irritation, dry eye and difficulties most people deal with every day.
If you are one of the millions of patients having trouble with contacts, now might be a good time to consider these options. LASIK is a well-established laser vision correction procedure that may be right for you. It can correct your distance vision for the long-term, and poses less of a long-term risk for corneal infections than contact lenses. Depending on what you are paying for contact lenses, cases, and solution, you will likely find LASIK is less expensive in the long run as well.

Even if you are not a candidate for LASIK, you may be a candidate for other options to help get you out of contacts or tolerate contacts better. These could include ICLs (intraocular contact lenses) for highly nearsighted patients, Intacs or cross-linking for patients with keratoconus, PRK for patients with thin corneas or corneal scarring, or Lipiflow for patients with dry eye. Please call 541-343-5000 for an evaluation to determine what option is right for your eyes and your lifestyle.

For more information on making the switch from contact lenses to LASIK, please contact us today!