Reducing Anxiety and Depression
One of the ways LASIK surgery can improve mental health is by reducing anxiety and depression. For people with refractive errors, wearing glasses or contacts can be a source of stress and anxiety, particularly in social situations. People may worry about how they look or whether their glasses or contacts will cause discomfort or inconvenience.
LASIK surgery can eliminate the need for glasses or contacts, reducing these sources of stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that people who undergo LASIK surgery report an improvement in their overall quality of life, including a reduction in anxiety and depression.
In addition to reducing anxiety and depression, LASIK surgery can also improve self-confidence. People with refractive errors may feel self-conscious or unattractive wearing glasses or contacts, which can impact their self-esteem and confidence.
By eliminating the need for glasses or contacts, LASIK surgery can improve self-confidence and self-esteem. This can lead to improved social and professional relationships and a better overall sense of well-being.
Increasing Engagement in Physical Activities
Another way LASIK surgery can improve mental health is by increasing engagement in physical activities. People with refractive errors may avoid physical activities like sports or exercise because of concerns about their glasses or contacts being damaged or causing discomfort.
By eliminating the need for glasses or contacts, LASIK surgery can make it easier for people to engage in physical activities, which can have significant mental health benefits. Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, improve mood, and increase overall well-being.
LASIK surgery can have significant mental health benefits for people with refractive errors. By reducing anxiety and depression, improving self-confidence, and increasing engagement in physical activities, LASIK surgery can improve overall well-being and quality of life.
If you are considering LASIK surgery, it is important to discuss any concerns or questions with your ophthalmologist. Book a free virtual consultation today to learn more.