Think it’s Time to Get LASIK in St. Louis?

Milestones in life are all about recognizing personal growth. For many people in St. Louis, whether we are celebrating a birth or recognizing a lifetime achievement, these moments make us evaluate our goals and ask ourselves if we are really living the life we want to live.

These days, more people are choosing to live life purposefully. Many of us are no longer willing to waste time or energy doing things that don’t fit with who we want to be or bring us closer to how we want to live. Thanks to modern advances in LASIK, part of that mindfulness now is the awareness that we don’t have to go through life letting poor vision get in the way.

When to get LASIK

For people dealing with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, these milestones are an important wake-up call that we have the potential to be better.

“Laser vision correction removes the barrier between ourselves and the things around us that we enjoy,” said Dr. Jason Brinton, LASIK eye surgeon and founder of Brinton Vision in St. Louis, Missouri. “Most of our patients getting LASIK in St. Louis are people who are happy on the inside, but are tired of glasses and contacts weighing them down. They want to wake up and literally see the world around them — the people they love, the beauty of nature, the activities they enjoy doing — without having to stop and put contact lenses in, or without trying to keep bulky glasses pushed up on their noses.”

These milestones can make us envision life with better vision:

Life milestone: Graduating college

College Graduation

Graduating from college marks the beginning of a whole new life. Whether we start off small or are launched into the world with a running start, wrapping up our educational career means we are about to step out into life on our own two feet. This is the perfect time to consider LASIK or other refractive procedures, both because graduation marks the beginning of a whole new image, and because the value of getting rid of glasses and contacts makes the most sense when we have a lifetime ahead of us to enjoy the results. Also, so long as the graduate in your life is a good candidate for laser vision correction, it makes for a terrific gift that keeps on giving!

Life milestone: Getting married

Before your wedding is a perfect time to get LASIK in St. LouisWeddings are another milestone that mark an end to the old and beginning of the new. Your wedding day is one of the single most important days of your life. Wouldn’t it be great to experience it naturally, without contacts or glasses? With LASIK or any of its six modern variations, you’ll never miss those special life moments, and your wedding will be just the beginning of a lifetime of joy — and of visual freedom. LASIK makes a fantastic wedding gift for the new couple!

Life milestone: RetirementStart retirement off right with LASIK laser vision correction

Many of us spend the majority of our adulthood going to work. When we retire, we’re ready to spend time doing the things we really want to do. Unfortunately, our vision doesn’t always cooperate. Presbyopia, or over-40 vision, is something we all struggle with eventually. There are solutions, and we don’t have to subject ourselves to hassles with readers, bifocals, trifocals, or progressive lenses. Modern laser vision correction procedures such as Kamra Inlay allow many patients to lose their readers for good. Chances are, if you’re finding yourself holding fine print farther away from your eyes, or if you are having difficulty reading in low light, there is something that can be done to restore your visual freedom.

Life milestone: Becoming a parent or a grandparent

New babies come with plenty of responsibilities. There's no need to add the hassle of glasses or contacts. Get LASIK.Nothing is more impactful than the birth of a child, and nothing is more joyful than the birth of a grandchild. Whether you are stumbling through the house in the middle of the night to tend to a new baby or creating memories with grandchildren, LASIK in St. Louis means you can keep you focus where it belongs: on the kids.

Little ones come with plenty of responsibilities. There’s no need to add hassling with glasses or contacts to the mix. Visual freedom is possible, and completely practical, when a new baby arrives.

Life milestone: TravelUpcoming travel is the perfect excuse to get LASIK

It doesn’t matter if your idea of travel is staying in castles in Ireland or venturing through Amazon jungles; glasses and contacts are a serious inconvenience when you’re away from home. Contact lens solution may be no simple feat to locate, and swimming, skiing, and other outdoor adventures are all less fun when you’re worried about your contact lenses. If you wear glasses, there’s nothing like tropical sunshine (and the accompanying heat and sweat) to cause your glasses to roll down your nose and your skin to break out. Not to mention, both glasses and contacts are hard to keep track of when you’re living out of a suitcase. It’s silly to have to worry when there is a solution that can eliminate your need for either one.

If you are approaching life milestones and are wondering when to get LASIK eye surgery in St. Louis or another laser vision correction procedure, call Brinton Vision at 314.375.2020 or schedule an appointment online for your Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis. Dr. Brinton will personally determine if you are a good candidate, and if so, which of the seven modern laser vision correction procedures is best for you.

Start life off right, in every moment, with visual freedom to experience these important milestones without glasses or contacts!

Dr. Jason P. Brinton is an internationally recognized specialist in the field of LASIK and refractive surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard College, earned his medical doctorate from the Harvard Medical School and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.