Considering ditching glasses or contacts? This procedure can have patients seeing 20/20 in a day

There is little downtime associated with LASIK

Sick and tired of messing with contacts or glasses on a daily basis?

Even though the mask mandate has been lifted in Texas, masks are still required at participating businesses. The combination of wearing glasses with a mask can be quite a nuisance.

“If you are constantly tired of having to clean your glasses every time you wear a mask, there are options to consider, including LASIK eye surgery,” said Richard Doinoff, operations manager at Manrique Custom Vision Center.

Doinoff provided some helpful information for those who haven’t considered LASIK or don’t know much about it.

To help individuals who have astigmatism or nearsightedness, LASIK surgery can treat and/or improve those conditions so you don’t have to rely on glasses or contacts, according to the Vision Center.

“The surgery itself, to make you see correctly, takes under 10 seconds per eye,” Doinoff said. “We just request that the patient goes home and sleeps four hours or so, and when you wake up, you’re typically done with it. There are no blades involved -- it’s totally blade-free.”

Dr. Carlos Manrique, a board-certified ophthalmologist who has performed more than 50,000 laser vision correction procedures in 20 years, even offers virtual consultations.