You still remember one of the last times you had taken a trip. In fact, as you prepare to leave on this grand anniversary adventure with your husband, it is difficult not to flash back.
You were on an airplane in the middle of February and thought to yourself: if I gain anymore weight I will be asking for a lap extender. In truth, you could barely buckle the belt as there was not even a little bit of slack. You kept these thoughts to yourself at the time because you simply did not want to admit your fear to your high school friend who was traveling back home with you to a reunion.
The reality of thinking that you may soon require a seat belt extension, however, made your stomach hurt, and not just because the belt was so tight you could barely breath. Your stomach hurt because the pain of your weight battle hurt every part of you.
A mere seven months later, however, you are on a plane again, and as you buckle your seat belt and pull you pause in amazement. As you cautiously pull a little more you stare at the six inches of slack you have in your hand. It is difficult to put into words how much this off the scale victory means to you. You no longer overflow the seat and have to worry about your thigh touching the unknown passenger sitting by the window. It is easy to offer to stay in the middle seat for the long flight to your anniversary destination because you have plenty of room. And while your husband simply seems grateful for the fact that the aisle seat provides hime more leg room, you shyly wipe away a few tears of joy.
To take care of those tears, however, you have to juggle your glasses, and that is when you make the next big decision in your life. Now that you have nearly conquered your battle with you weight, you might as well take the next step. You have been thinking about lasik surgery for awhile, but you now feel the confidence to make this physical change. It might seem strange, but with the weight battle under control it feels like the lasik procedure is the perfect way to reward yourself. You really should not need a reason to want to invest in your looks and your confidence, but is some way you feel like the fact that you have worked so hard to lose this weight is the perfect reason to make one more investment. Lasik eye surgery is that reward and investment that you will make.
Are You Ready to Improve Your Vision and Your Image with Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser eye surgeons help a number of patients who are seeking a variety of treatments. From glaucoma and cataract surgery to lasik procedures, wye surgeons can improve the quality of life for their patients, while also improving their vision.
- 21 million lasik eye surgery procedures were performed worldwide in the year 2015.
- 596,000 of these lasik eye surgeries in 2015 were performed in the U.S.
- 718,000 is the predicted number of lasik surgeries that will be performed in the U.S. by the year 2020.
- Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
- Over 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but only 50% of those people actually know they have it, according to Glaucoma Research Foundation estimates.
- 9% to 12% of all cases of blindness in the U.S. are attributed to glaucoma.
- 74% of the 1,000 people surveyed by the Glaucoma Research Foundation indicate that they have their eyes examined at least every two years.
- 50% of all Americans by the age of 80 will either have a cataract or have undergone cataract surgery.
- 98% is the success rate for cataract surgery, a procedure that repairs a condition that can occur in one or both eyes, but cannot spread from one eye to the other.
Whether you are a young mother who has just shed her baby weight and is looking at eye surgery as a way to quit dealing with glasses or contact and further improve your image, or you are an aging adult looking at cataract or glaucoma surgery, it is likely a lasik procedure is the answer.