The alarm clock factor

It's amazing how the little things can end up being so important. This is one of the most frequent delights: "I can wake up and actually SEE the alarm clock in the morning!" How much better would that be as a way to start - and continue - your day?

The risks of long-term contacts use

Unfortunately, this is becoming a more frequent gripe. In the past six years the FDA has posted an increasing number of advisories concerning risks associated with contact lenses, and some researchers have reported the risk factor with contacts as 5X greater than with LASIK. This doesn't mean contacts are dangerous, it just means taking a balanced view of both sides - and choosing LASIK! (Source: Mathers, W.D. Archives of Ophthalmology; vol 124: pp 1510-1511)

Freedom to play Water Sports

Now this one is all delight. Glasses of course are impossible to wear in most active sports, but contacts can be hazardous or restrictive, especially with water sports. Splash, swim, frolic, canoe, dive and ski with complete freedom - after LASIK.


Some folks are too shy to list this under their delights and contacts do help a lot with appearance - if you're willing to put up with the inconvenience and risks. With LASIK you can feel as good as you look.

General Safety

"Nobody move!" are usually the words we cry just before we go on a lost contact hunt. The real gripe here is that for those minutes while we scramble around we're virtually blind. That's not an issue so much sitting in a coffee shop - but behind the wheel of the car? Oops. That could end up in a major gripe.


Maybe this delight only matters if you travel a lot. LASIK means you only have to pack what you want to take along, not what you have to take - like spare lenses, cleaning solutions, irrigating solutions, sterilizing solutions, etc. You can add here the freedom at work or enjoy pau hana until late, grab a quick nap, and be up and at ‘em without worrying about the glued-to-the-eyeball factor.

Seeing naturally

This delight sometimes takes a while to be appreciated although it's really the major benefit of LASIK. One day you realize you don't have any glass or plastic between you and the rest of the world and that your eyesight is functioning exactly as nature intended.

Better vision than with contacts

Many of Dr. McMann's patients report improved vision than when using contacts and glasses. Soft contact lenses, due to their design and composition cannot provide the quality of vision achieved with Custom LASIK, and cannot fully correct astigmatism. Custom LASIK solves the unique corneal irregularities that cause myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism so it's no surprise that LASIK outcomes often exceed the results of contacts.