Finding the right Christmas gifts can be frustrating, and the best gifts are more than just gifts, they show our loved ones how much we care about their health and well-being. Since we all need to take care of our eyes, why not consider some great eye care gifts for family and friends?

With 61% of the population wearing glasses, contact lenses or some form of visual aid, chances are there are family members with corrective lenses who could use new lenses, or even new frames for an eye care makeover.

The right pair of glasses makes a huge difference when reading, working and even relaxing. With the risk of eye strain from long days in front of a computer, a pair of computer glasses should help eliminate “noise” on the screen and reduce eye fatigue. Non-prescription reading glasses are also a great choice for the voracious reader in the family.

If your loved ones wear glasses but don’t own a pair of prescription sunglasses, it could be the best way to protect their eyes while outdoors or driving the car. Even regular sunglasses are a fantastic gift that can make a fashion statement while providing critical UV protection.

The ultimate gift for anyone with corrective lenses would be the popular eye care treatment Lasik, which virtually eliminates the use of glasses and contact lenses. Lasik is one of the most effective alternatives to corrective lenses today, fixing nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It takes 20-50 seconds for the laser to reshape the cornea, and perhaps a day or two to return to work.

For loved ones suffering from Evaporative Dry Eye, another gift option is LipiFlow which uses heat and pressure to open blocked eyelid oil glands (Meibomian glands). It’s a virtually painless treatment that takes about twelve minutes per eye, which should provide lasting relief from the usual discomfort.

If you don’t know a loved one’s prescription or preference, no need to worry. East West Institute gift certificates are also available.  Gift cards are also good toward Lasik or Lipflow; and what better gift than one that will eliminate the frustrations of corrective lenses or dry eye?

For the holidays, East West Eye is offering a $300 discount on Lasik surgery and $200 off the regular price of Lipiflow. If you have any questions about purchasing a treatment or a gift certificate, please, give us a call at 877-871-1684. With so many great eye care options, Christmas shopping could be a lot less frustrating this year.

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