Posted by: Focal Point Vision in Blog

LASIK can allow you to have much greater visual freedom, with reduced dependency on visual aids like glasses and contact lenses. After LASIK, you’ll notice clearer vision, better vision at night and in low light, and the chance to enjoy all kinds of activities without the hassle of glasses or contacts. 

LASIK surgery is an outpatient procedure and takes less than an hour. Since it’s an outpatient procedure, you can go home the same day. 

In the weeks after LASIK, your vision will improve and you’ll start to appreciate what life is like with crystal clear vision, and a reduction in your dependence on glasses. Keep reading to learn eight places to check out in San Antonio after LASIK!

1. The River Walk

The San Antonio River Walk is the number one attraction in Texas, for good reason. The River Walk is lined with shops, restaurants, and bars to suit every taste. 

You can catch live performances, boat races, festivals, and more all year round. After LASIK, you can take a River Walk stroll and pop into a restaurant without worrying if you have reading glasses to help you pursue the menu. 

2. San Antonio Museum of Art

If you want to turn your eyes to true beauty, visit the San Antonio Museum of Art to take in pieces from around the world. The Museum boasts a collection of over 30,000 pieces drawn from 5000 years of world history. 

In addition, there is a rotating program of temporary exhibitions that offer insight into everything from high-tech digital art to ceramics crafted centuries past. LASIK vision correction will allow you to enjoy the pieces on exhibit as well as be able to easily read placards without glasses or contacts. 

3. San Antonio Zoo

The San Antonio Zoo is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. The zoo features over seven hundred and fifty species of animals, some of which are endangered or extinct in the wild. 

You can enjoy watching the brightly colored birds from all over the world in the Hixon Bird House, getting up close with animals from Down Under in the Wild Australia exhibit, or checking out the lions and tigers in Big Cat Valley. With LASIK, you won’t need glasses, which makes outdoor activities easier to manage. 

You can just pop on a pair of cute sunglasses to protect your eyes instead of struggling with slip-on shades that go over prescription glasses. 

4. Natural Bridge Caverns 

If you want to go deep, check out the Natural Bridge Caverns. This natural wonder includes tours of underground caves featuring spectacular rock formations. 

The park also features aboveground entertainment like panning for gold, a ropes course, and zip rails. LASIK can improve your night vision, which makes low-light activities like exploring caves easier and more fun. 

Adventurous activities like zip lining are less worrying when you don’t have to worry about keeping your glasses on as you zoom through the trees. 

5. San Antonio Botanical Gardens

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is a thirty-eight-acre oasis filled with plants of all kinds. The spectacular Lucile Halsell Conservatory features exotic plants. 

The Texas Native Trail allows visitors to explore the flora native to the Lone Star State. The Kumamoto En is a Japanese garden gifted to the city by the city of Kumamoto.

Bring a pair of binoculars on your visit. Without the need for glasses, you can easily use binoculars to zoom in on the birds and pollinators that live among the plants. 

6. Historic Market Square

Historic Market Square is a vibrant shopping and entertainment center. The area features over 100 locally-owned shops and restaurants, and there is plenty of live, family-friendly entertainment. 

Historic Market Square is the largest Mexican market in the United States. You can enjoy how your clear vision allows you to appreciate the detailed work in hand-crafted goods. 

7. The Alamo

No visit to San Antonio is complete without a visit to the Alamo. While the Alamo is best known as the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, the fort represents three hundred years of Texas history.

Visitors to the Alamo can take guided tours, enjoy living history performances, and pop into the gift shop for souvenirs. Grab a book to read about the Alamo’s incredible history and enjoy the ease of reading without glasses or contacts. 

8. Live Sports

If you’re a basketball fan, you can go check out the local NBA team the San Antonio Spurs or the WNBA team the San Antonio Silver Stars. You can get your hockey fix at watching the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League take to the ice. 

College football fans can flock to the annual NCAA Alamo Bowl in the Alamodome. Whether you’re sitting courtside or way up in the stands, the vision improvements from LASIK mean that you’ll never miss a play. 

At Focal Point Vision, we have extensive experience providing LASIK and other types of vision correction surgery. Our goal is to give you the best possible vision so you can get the most out of activities in San Antonio or any place you choose to visit. 

Are you interested in learning more about LASIK? Schedule an appointment at Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, today!