5 Reasons to Get LASIK in Time for the Holidays

There are a lot of things to love about the holidays - time with family, snow, travel, gifts - the list goes on. You want to make sure that you can enjoy your holidays to the fullest, but sometimes things get in the way. Things like glasses and contacts.

Glasses and contacts result in a range of issues, from minor annoyances to actual hindrances. But there is a way to get rid of all of those problems. So if you’re looking to get away from the yearly expense of contacts, eye exams, and new prescriptions, or if you just want to have one less thing to worry about this holiday season, try getting LASIK eye surgery.

It’s a one time cost with long-term ease and benefits. You’ll love seeing every aspect of the holidays with sharp clarity this year knowing that your vision will stay clear for years to come. But if you aren’t sure that LASIK will really help out your holidays, check out our list of five reasons to get LASIK now:

1. Winter Sports

The season of snow is just coming on, which means skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and sledding. Because these sports are only really available during the winter, you want to take advantage of every snowstorm that comes through so you can have the best snow to slide on.

However, glasses can be a real downer when you’re trying to enjoy winter sports. They get in the way of your ski goggles, shift around, and ultimately aren’t comfortable to wear at all. And if you faceplant with the glasses and goggles on, you end up really regretting wearing the glasses at all. But without the glasses, you’ll probably mix up a tree with a person. 

Contacts, though more comfortable in some ways, can be equally frustrating. Sometimes you’ll be heading down the slope, everything’s clear and it’s a beautiful sunny day - but then your contact slips. Everything goes blurry, you try to stop so you can fix your contact, and end up losing your balance in the process. 

But with LASIK, you’ll never have to worry about the discomfort of glasses or unreliable contacts. And you won’t have to try going down the slope with blurry vision. LASIK gives you clear vision quickly, so within a couple of weeks of your surgery, you should be hitting the slopes every time the snow does - with all the eye comfort you could hope for.

2. Simpler Travel

Are you one of the people who travels to see family or friends during the holidays? Then you know what a hassle glasses and contacts can be to travel with. 

If you travel with contacts, you have to remember to pack the case, the solution and eye drops, not to mention that extra set of contacts, just in case you lose one during your travels. And the contact solution has to be squeezed into the quart-size plastic bag with all of your other liquids so you can get through security without incident. Hopefully.

Then, if you fall asleep on the plane with your contacts in, you wake up to find that everything around you is a whole new kind of blurry. You blink a few times and realize you need eye drops. So you dig around in your bag until you find the eye drops and head off to the bathroom praying that the plane doesn’t hit turbulence while you’re holding a bottle against your eye. 

You might choose to wear glasses to avoid the contact hassle. But on long flights, sleeping with glasses can be just as uncomfortable. Plus there’s the risk that you’ll set your glasses aside while you sleep and forget to grab them again when you get off the plane. 

Frankly, even if most trips go smoothly and you don’t lose track of glasses or contacts, you can avoid all the worry that an incident might happen if you get LASIK before your trip. You’ll be able to sleep comfortably and wake up without any concerns. Even better, it’s less to cram into that quart-size bag.  

3. Snazzy Snapshots

It’s pretty hard to get through the holidays without having your picture taken. And if you wear glasses, there’s a good chance you’ll have at least a couple of pictures come out with the camera flash reflecting off your lenses. And if not the camera flash, then the tree lights or really any light in the room could reflect off those lenses. 

Which is frustrating because you’d like to have some decent pictures to share on social media. You could always post them and say something ironic like #glassesprobs, but that gets old after awhile. And is it really so hard to be able to see and have good pictures of yourself? 

Forget the struggle and get LASIK. There’s no reason to put up with the annoyance of glasses in photos when the solution is so simple and long-lasting. LASIK eye surgery will help you get great holiday photos you actually want to post to social media.

4. No Fog

It’s freezing outside, and you walk quickly from your car to your company party. Relieved to be in the warmth, you look around and realize - you can’t see anything. Your glasses fogged up. You pull them off, rub at them a bit, and squint around for your friends. Finally, your glasses warm up enough that you can put them on again. 

But later, when you return to your car, you have to sit in the driver’s seat, waiting for your glasses to clear - again - so you can drive home.

Fogged up glasses really aren’t that big of a deal, but they can be pretty annoying. Especially if you’re in and out of buildings a lot. Life would just be simpler if you could see well without any hassle. 

LASIK doesn’t just make a big difference in your life. It also helps with some of those little annoyances that, sure, don’t matter much, but make life so much nicer. 

5. Easy Mornings 

Do you ever wish that you could see the clock in the morning without putting on glasses or contacts? This can be especially true on Christmas morning when your kids tackle you awake and you have to walk across the room to the clock to find that it’s only 5 AM. 

And there’s no way you want to be awake that early on your day off. But at that point, you’re already out of bed, so you go with it. And then you have to find glasses or contacts to put on while your kids are running around and hanging on you in their excitement.

If you get LASIK before Christmas, it’ll be easier to enjoy the morning with your kids, whether you decide to get up at 5 AM with them or talk them into sleeping longer because you haven’t had to get out of bed yet. 

And this same convenience holds true year-round. You’ll see the clock the minute you get up. If your kids are sick, you don’t have to search for your glasses before going to help them. If you’re running late, you don’t have to battle your contacts. 


Clear vision makes a massive difference first thing in the morning. Find out what clear mornings are like when you get LASIK.

Davis Vision Center

Ready to find out if you qualify for LASIK? Dr. Davis, one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the country, can help you out. He’s performed over 40,000 laser eye surgeries in Utah alone and uses cutting edge technology to ensure patients have the best possible experience during their LASIK eye surgeries.

Contact Davis Vision Center to set up a pre-op appointment today at (801) 253-3080.