5 Ways Contacts Can Crash Your Holiday Party

Vision correction surgery has year-round benefits, but LASIK patients at Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute in San Diego find that they really appreciate their improved vision around the holidays. Contact lenses and glasses can get in the way at Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and other special celebrations. Here are five things that people with LASIK are NOT missing this holiday season:

1. Holiday Photo Mishaps
Whether you are the self-designated paparazzi of your group or the one dodging the holiday card photo shoot, contacts or glasses can ruin a perfect shot. Dry contacts or an outdated prescription can lead to squinting instead of smiling.

2. Stuck With No Solution Over the Holidays
You’re traveling out of town to stay with relatives for the holiday. The good news: You remembered to bring something for the family gift exchange. The bad news: you forgot to pack extra daily contacts or contact solution and all the stores are closed. Have fun wearing your junior high glasses all weekend!

3. Kitchen Disasters Thanks to Contacts
It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time hosting or you’ve been head holiday chef for so long that you have everyone’s favorite recipes memorized – cooking up a holiday feast is hard work. The last thing you need to worry about is glasses steaming up while you’re working over a hot stove, or worse – losing a contact lens in the mashed potatoes.

4. Holiday Vacation Gone Wrong
If you’re one of the lucky ones who gets away on a tropical vacation for the holidays, you may be safe from awkward conversations around the dining table, but you’re not safe from contact lens calamities. Traveling with contacts or glasses can be a hassle, plus contacts can get in the way of snorkeling, swimming, or just snoozing on the beach.

5. Contacts Can Break Your Holiday Budget
Contact lenses may not seem like a budget breaker, but the price of lenses and supplies can accumulate to cost up to $1,500 a year. Between gifts, holiday outfits, travel, and party supplies, that is cash you could use to make things more merry!

Save the (Holi)Day With LASIK

LASIK can reduce your need for contacts or glasses and the freedom that comes with LASIK can make it easier to enjoy the holidays. The upfront cost of LASIK is a smart investment that can often be financed (or perhaps put on a gift wish list!)

Contact us if you have been considering giving yourself the gift of vision correction, or if you have any questions about LASIK in San Diego. The LASIK surgeons at Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute are leaders in ophthalmology and have performed over 75,000 vision correction procedures. Take our LASIK quiz to see if LASIK may be right for you!