As if the initial benefits of laser vision correction aren’t enough, the CDC has found another reason to make the switch and ditch contact lenses. Did you know Americans make nearly 1 million doctor appointments and ER visits a year for eye infections – mostly due to improper use and care of contact lenses? These infections can cause pain, inflammation, scarring of the cornea and even lead to blindness. Overall in the United States, Keratitis (an infection of the cornea) is responsible for $175 million in direct costs. 1
Laser vision correction is a relatively less risky procedure, thanks to technological advances, skilled surgeons, better patient screening, and a number of related improvements. By design, contact lenses are foreign objects requiring finger touching to insert in the eye. This introduces the possibility of infection. 2
Beach Eye Care offers two of the most experienced surgeons in the area who use the latest technology. We offer affordable finance options and have an extensive screening process as well as personalized follow-up care. To learn more, schedule a FREE consultation by calling 757-425-5550 or visiting www.beacheyecare.com/want-better-vision.