What’s your New Year’s resolution?

There’s nothing quite like a brand-new year for inspiring you to set some goals. But could your vision problems be holding you back?

All around Australia, people are making New Year’s resolutions, in a bid to make 2018 their best year ever. You’ve probably made a list of things yourself.

People make all kinds of resolutions, but among the most common include:

  • getting fit
  • losing weight
  • quitting smoking
  • drinking less alcohol
  • getting a better job
  • earning more money
  • paying off debt
  • saving more money
  • meeting new people
  • traveling
  • building up savings
  • going back to study
  • learning something new.

Unfulfilled dreams

While it may be fun and exciting to dream of what you’d like to achieve over the next 12 months, research has found that less than 10 per cent of people make their resolutions a reality.

One reason many of us don’t make our resolutions a reality is that we try to tackle too many things at once, or we fall victim to “false hope syndrome”. Making long lists of resolutions or bucket lists of things to achieve in 12 months can leave us feeling overwhelmed, meaning that many of us fail to even get started.

For those of us who do get started on our New Year goals, most of us don’t see them through. Sometimes it’s because we have chosen unrealistic goals as resolutions, sometimes it’s because there are numerous obstacles to overcome in order to achieve them, and sometimes we just don’t have the confidence we need to make them happen.

Could your eyesight be holding you back?

Have you ever wondered if poor eyesight is one of the obstacles standing between you and your dreams?

If you’re one of the many Australians who want to improve their health and fitness, you know regular exercise is key. However, wearing glasses can make working out difficult—they either slide off your face while you’re sweating, or fog up so you can’t see. Swimming or participating in other water sports can be even harder.

For some people, wearing glasses can equate to low confidence and poor self-esteem. When you’re not feeling confident, you’re less likely to put yourself out there and take risks. That means getting that promotion, or meeting that special someone becomes more difficult than it needs to be.

Then there’s the general inconvenience of wearing glasses or contacts on a daily basis. Scrambling around to find your glasses first thing in the morning, or putting in and removing your contact lenses every morning and night are things that eat into your time and energy stores, meaning you’re less likely to find time to work on your goals.

Laser eye surgery could be the key to success

By undergoing laser eye surgery, you can ditch the contact lenses or glasses, and live a life of freedom and confidence to do the things that matter to you most. And then there’s the money aspect—save hard-earned pennies otherwise spent on glasses or contacts and invest in the long-term solution of laser eye surgery.

Laser eye surgery can solve the majority of vision problems including short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia), cataracts and astigmatism (distorted curvature of the lens which can cause problems focusing).

At NewVision Clinics, we’re able to treat over 95 per cent of patients who visit us, including patients who have already been told their condition is untreatable. Our laser eye surgeon, Dr Noel Alpins, is one of the best in the world, and has developed advanced laser methods and specialist treatments not used anywhere else.

Laser eye surgery is quick and convenient, and leaves you with improved vision relatively quickly after the surgery. Our caring, expert team will be with you every step of the way, through your journey to better vision and all the benefits that will provide.

So why not add ‘have laser eye surgery’ to your list of resolutions this year? Not only will you give yourself the gift of improved vision, but you’ll be on your way to making more New Year’s resolutions a reality.

Contact NewVision Clinics today on 1800 20 20 20 and make yours a Happy New Year!


Nerissa Bentley, Health Writer