Posted by: Georgia Eye Partners in News and Updates

LASIK is an extremely popular procedure. It’s one of the most popular elective procedures you can undergo.

It isn’t hard to see why. LASIK can free you from traditional visual aids like contact lenses and glasses, helping you see the world around you with clear, crisp vision.

LASIK is also very low-risk, minimally invasive, and has a short recovery period. Many different people can benefit from LASIK.

The vision correction procedure can make your daily life easier and even help you excel in your career. But one thing you may not know is that LASIK can also help you live out your dreams of adventure!

Keep reading to learn about 6 ways that LASIK will help you maximize your adventures and make your life better than ever!

1.    Skydiving

Skydiving is on many people’s bucket lists. Dropping out of a plane and falling through the sky can be a thrilling experience. It’s also one that takes a lot of guts!

But after LASIK, incredible, once-in-a-lifetime activities like skydiving become much easier and less stressful. Not only will you stress less and enjoy skydiving more, but you’ll also have better vision.

Crisp, sharp eyesight is a must if you jump out of a plane! Most LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better, experiencing improved depth perception and better contrast. You’ll also no longer have to worry about your glasses falling out of your pocket or your contact lenses getting too dry and causing your eyes to feel irritated.

Accomplishing a feat like skydiving should be something you can thoroughly enjoy in the moment. If you’re worrying about visual aids, you may not get the whole experience.

Instead, you should take in the views, feel the wind on your face, and lose yourself because you’ve done the impossible. Why shouldn’t you enjoy it with the best vision of your life, thanks to LASIK? 

If you’ve always wanted to go skydiving but have never taken the initiative to look into it, there’s no reason not to take the plunge once you have LASIK. If you’ve always wanted to have LASIK but are unsure if you’re a good candidate for the vision correction procedure, why not schedule a consultation at Georgia Eye Partners?

A LASIK consultation is the only way to find out if you qualify for LASIK. You could be a good candidate if you’re at least 18, are in good health, have a stable prescription, and have a prescription within the treatment limits.

These are only some of the factors that determine LASIK candidacy. Considering LASIK consultations are commitment-free, it’s the perfect way to learn more about the procedure and get one step closer to your dreams of visual freedom!

2.    Skiing

Although skiing isn’t quite as extreme as skydiving, it’s definitely a thrilling and death-defying activity! Racing down a snowy mountain on skis is an experience like no other.

There’s nothing quite like a good ski trip. Stay in a cozy lodge and relax by the fire between sessions in the snow.

After you have LASIK, cold weather will be much easier to handle. The frustrations of foggy glasses when moving from a cold environment to a warm one will be a thing of the past.

Or your eyes may be too dry from wearing contact lenses for too long, causing them to not be at their best. Because of this, your vision may suffer while you’re hitting the slopes.

You may also have to wear prescription goggles, which can make you feel constricted, too hot, or uncomfortable. You want to relish and enjoy every minute you’re skiing, not feel like your goggles will hurt you. Why put up with it when you can achieve better vision and stay in the moment?

What you may not realize about LASIK is that it’s a permanent procedure. It’s permanent because it reshapes the cornea to correct refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Because LASIK only reshapes the cornea, it does not prevent you from developing age-related eye conditions like presbyopia and cataracts. However, getting LASIK can help you enjoy decades of crisp, clear vision.

Your vision will also change minimally, except for age-related eye conditions, because you need stable vision before undergoing LASIK. A significant benefit of having LASIK is that in addition to providing you with better eyesight, it also helps you save money.

You’ll save money over time because you no longer have to buy glasses, contact lenses, and assorted accessories. Eventually, LASIK will pay for itself, making it an excellent way to invest in yourself.

Knowing you’ve made a wise financial investment, you can treat yourself to ski vacations and other trips. Is there anything better than skiing down a mountain with unparalleled visual clarity?

3.    Whitewater Rafting

If you consider yourself an adrenaline addict, there’s nothing like trying your hand at whitewater rafting. No matter where you do it, it’s sure to be something you’ll never forget!

Not only can it be a thrill, but it can also be a great way to tour the area through rapid-filled waterways! LASIK will make any activity in the water effortless and more fun since you won’t have to worry about getting water in your contacts or losing your glasses.

Wearing contacts while whitewater rafting may seem fine, but it’s a bad idea. Getting water in your eyes while wearing them could introduce bacteria, potentially leading to an infection.

Wearing contacts while whitewater rafting could also cause a contact to pop out of your eye. Your vision may also become blurry, making it more challenging to enjoy yourself.

Your other option would be wearing glasses. However, glasses are likely to bounce off your face, either getting broken or lost. The best solution is to get a procedure like LASIK so you can go whitewater rafting without visual boundaries!

Recovery from the procedure is fast, meaning you can return to what you love more quickly. You’ll have to avoid bodies of water for about a month, but after that, you can go whitewater rafting and participate in any other activity you want.

The best part? You’ll have better vision than you could achieve with visual aids. How is this possible? LASIK corrects your vision beyond your original prescription, meaning you can see more than ever.

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4.    Ziplining

Another great way to see the sights when you’re on vacation is ziplining. Ziplines are often set up through scenic forests in popular destinations throughout the world. The thrill of zooming through the treetops not only itches that urge for adventure but also lets you see some amazing views!

LASIK means better vision, with most patients achieving 20/20 vision or better! With better vision than you had with visual aids, the world is your oyster.

Without contact lenses and glasses in the way, you’ll be able to see the world like never before. Colors will look brighter, objects will look razor-sharp, and you’ll finally be able to see the tiniest details. Wouldn’t you like to unlock your fullest visual potential? You finally can, thanks to LASIK!

5.    Paragliding

Paragliding is another great way to get into the air and see incredible views. There are also many different ways to paraglide.

For first-timers, the best way to catch some air is usually by being pulled along by a speedboat. But advanced paragliders can fly by jumping from a mountain!

No matter your experience level, LASIK will help improve your paragliding experience. You’ll be able to see better when you’re up in the air without glasses or contacts getting in the way.

Want to paraglide at dawn or dusk? After LASIK, you’ll have better vision in low light, making this adventurous activity even better, whether it’s a bright sunny day or late at night!

Your vision will be so good that you’ll be able to see every sight more clearly! How could you say no to vision that elevates your favorite things?

6.    Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is an incredible experience that can allow you to interact with sea life and see a whole other world underwater. But it’s not easy to do, since you need training and certification to do it.

However, getting that training will be much easier after LASIK! Visual aids and water don’t mix, and for good reason.

If you’re practicing in a pool, you can’t wear contact lenses since the chlorine will irritate your contacts. Scuba diving is even harder.

If you wear contact lenses, it’s a challenge to deal with them while learning to scuba dive. Your contact lenses are likely to get irritated while you’re underwater.

However, there’s nothing you can do because your mask must stay on your face. But once you have LASIK, you can bid farewell to the inconveniences of visual aids and scuba diving.

Instead, you can focus on learning and mastering a new skill. Can you imagine how incredible scuba diving will be when you can test-drive your exceptionally clear, sharp, and vivid vision? See like never before with crystal-clear clarity that you thought was only possible in your dreams.

Are you ready to enhance your life and your adventures? Now, take the next step to better vision by requesting your LASIK consultation at Georgia Eye Partners in Atlanta, GA! Isn’t it time to stop settling for good enough and achieve the best for your sight?

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