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Can Santa Put LASIK Under the Tree?

It’s better than a partridge in a pear tree! 

Does LASIK make a good gift for the holidays?


Poor Ralphie. All he wanted for Christmas was a Red Ryder BB Gun, and it seemed as if no one could hear him when he was screaming for it all season long. And then what happens? He gets his beloved rifle and immediately confirms all of the “you’ll shoot your eye out” warnings by busting his glasses with a BB. Had Ralphie been given LASIK as a gift, he could have worn some approved safety goggles, keeping his eyes protected and ensuring that he wouldn’t have to pay for replacement glasses. A true win-win situation.

The reality is that LASIK isn’t something people think of when asking for a gift. But, if you have someone on your list that is hard to shop for and also happens to be bespectacled, maybe you can take a proactive approach and get them the gift of LASIK. If you can think of someone who fits the bill, here are some things to consider if you think LASIK might be a good option:


Ask yourself if they will be a good candidate.

Just because they have mentioned wanting LASIK surgery or have been complaining about wearing glasses doesn’t mean that it will be a good fit for them. Here are some criteria they will need to meet to be eligible for LASIK:

  • Are they over 18?
  • Are they in good health?
  • Are their eyes in good health?

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘no,’ then the person on your list may not be a good candidate for LASIK. Even if they match all of these criteria, the next step should be a consultation with a doctor to confirm eligibility. 


Check into financing.

What if you didn’t have to pay for it right away? That’s the best part about giving LASIK as a gift. You don’t have to pay it all up front, and you also don’t have to put it on a credit card. At LASIK Vision Centers of Cleveland, we have multiple financing and payment options to make LASIK affordable. 


Make sure that it’s really on their radar.

LASIK is a medical procedure. There is surgery involved and it is a serious commitment. It is painless and safe, but it is still something that merits deep consideration. Make sure that the person you are giving the gift to understands what it means. Wanting LASIK for aesthetic purposes is acceptable. If someone says they want it because they don’t like how glasses look on them, that is not a shallow opinion and it doesn’t discredit their desire for the procedure. Just make sure that you’ve had some serious conversations about what LASIK is and what it takes to get it done. 

We are ready to play the elves to your Santa. If you have someone on your list that would be a good candidate, contact us today and let us see what we can do to make it happen. Safety goggles not included!

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