Most patients look forward to laser vision correction so that they don’t have to deal with the hassle and ongoing expense of glasses and contact lenses. But there are other benefits as well.
Although people rarely think of it, contact lenses are not without risk. Infection due to contact lens wear is a fairly common occurrence. Every year a small number of patients develop serious infections that result in severe vision loss or blindness.
There are safety advantages to LVC as well. For example, loss a contact lens while driving or fogged glasses while operating machinery are hazards that you don’t have to face after LVC. Similarly, you don’t have to worry about dropping or breaking your glasses when you’re in a remote location.