Without clear vision your life can not only be difficult and frustrating, but it can also be hazardous. Without proper eyesight driving, operating tools and machinery and even walking down steps can be dangerous. The good news is that there are many options to help correct your vision problems most with immediate results. Here are three ways you can correct your vision problems:


It just takes a quick appointment with your optometrist to discover what is causing your vision problems. Once they have ascertained what correction is required to perfect your vision they will be able to provide you with a prescription for glasses that will bring your world back into focus. Glasses are an excellent choice as they can usually be ready the same day, are an affordable option compared to contacts or surgery and also allow you to have fun with your style. Frames come in a number of styles as well as many options to suit your needs including transitional lenses that adjust to the lighting and progressive lenses that allow you to accommodate far and near sighted issues. As well, most benefits cover at least some of the cost of glasses but will not cover contacts or surgery.


Contacts are another option and many people enjoy wearing contacts as they do not like wearing glasses. However once they have their contacts it is often not as convenient or comfortable as they had hoped. First it is more expensive as you must invest in both contacts as well as a pair of glasses. Second it takes a lot of additional products to care for your contact lenses which can add to the expense. As well lenses are more high maintenance due to the care required. In some cases such as a dry office or working outdoors it can make wearing them impractical.

Laser Surgery

It might seem that laser surgery is the best solution however there are a number of reasons many people cannot have laser surgery. The most common reason surgery is not an option is the expense of the procedure. Another reason is that not all vision problems can be corrected with laser eye surgery and your optometrist can assess whether or not you would make a good candidate for surgery.

You can discuss which option will best suit your vision problems and lifestyle with your optometrist.