Should I Get LASIK This Winter?
Do you wear glasses or contact lenses to see the world around you? Are you tired of using them and looking for a better solution?
Glasses and contacts are fine but as the Stacie Orrico song says, there’s gotta be more to life, right? And when it comes to your vision, there is definitely more to life than seeing using visual aids!
If you’re a good candidate, LASIK could be the answer you’ve always been searching for! Keep reading to find out why you should consider having LASIK this winter!
How do I know if LASIK is right for me, anyway?
Before you start building castles in the sky and running away with your ideas, it’s important to stay grounded in reality. In the case of LASIK, that means you’ll need to schedule a LASIK consultation at Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute in Orlando.
A LASIK consultation is the only way to find out if you qualify for the procedure. If you find out that you do qualify, great!
But what does a good LASIK candidate even look like? It’s not exactly something you can figure out from looking in the mirror. Rather, there are some key factors that are taken into consideration during the candidacy process. They include some of the following:
Did you know that you have to be at least 18 years old to undergo LASIK? That’s an FDA mandate but it’s because your eyes need to be done changing. If you’re under 18, it’s highly likely that your eyes are still developing.
You need to have a stable prescription that’s remained unchanged for at least a year. Most LASIK surgeons may prefer this to be two years to be absolutely sure.
Not currently pregnant or nursing
If you’re pregnant or nursing, you shouldn’t have LASIK right now. There are a lot of crazy changes that occur during pregnancy. One of them is that your eyes can change. For this reason, you should not have LASIK while pregnant or if you’re still nursing. Wait until you’ve stopped nursing or at least three months after to give your vision time to stabilize.
Nobody is saying you need to be in perfect health but you need to be healthy enough to safely have LASIK. For most people, this means you can’t have any autoimmune conditions like diabetes or Sjogren’s syndrome.
Your eyes also need to be healthy, so you can’t have any conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, or dry eye syndrome. If you have dry eyes, you need to have them under control before you can have LASIK.
Thick enough corneas
A crucial component of the LASIK procedure is how thick your corneas are. LASIK involves reshaping the cornea to correct refractive errors. If your corneas are too thin, having LASIK can become dangerous.
Keep in mind, these are only some of the factors that go into LASIK candidacy. This is why you must have a LASIK consultation before you’ll be able to have the procedure.
Getting LASIK in the winter means a more relaxed recovery
If you find out that you’re a LASIK candidate and you want to move forward with the procedure, you may be wondering why you should have LASIK during the winter. For one thing, getting LASIK in the winter means you can have a more relaxed recovery.
Like any surgical procedure, there is a recovery period associated with LASIK. Choosing when you have LASIK is important because you need at least a few days to relax.
Many people take off more time at the end of the year or have vacation days that they need to use up. There could not be a more perfect time to have LASIK!
You don’t want to be up and about right after you have LASIK. For the best results, you should really be relaxing at home, resting your eyes, and doing a lot of nothing.
Taking at least a day off of work after your procedure will help give your body the time it needs to rest and start the healing process. A pro tip that you may want to follow is to have LASIK on a Friday and go back to work on Monday.
Think of how great it will be to walk into your office that morning feeling refreshed and with crisp new vision as well.
You’ll be well prepared before the next allergy season
If you have seasonal allergies, you already know the frustration that comes along with them. Allergies seem like it’s coughing, sniffling, a stuffy nose, and watery eyes, but for those with allergies, they know it’s a lot more than that.
And if you also happen to wear contact lenses, you know that you can’t make them work during allergy season. It’s a vicious cycle when pollen is in the air because pollen gets everywhere.
You’ll find pollen in your hair, on your pet, on your hands, on your clothes, in your home…the list goes on and on. The problem is that pollen will always get in your eyes when you’re wearing contact lenses during allergy season.
The obvious solution is to not wear contacts during this time and stick to glasses. But there’s a reason many people ignore this and wear their contact lenses anyway.
It’s probably because they don’t love how they look in their glasses, so they suck it up and wear their contacts anyway. One of the best things about getting LASIK in the winter (besides visual freedom) is you’ll have plenty of time to recover before the next allergy season hits.
That means you won’t have to worry about wearing contacts or glasses when the next onslaught of pollen hits in the spring. Instead, you’ll have already recovered from LASIK and be able to enjoy clear vision and significantly less severe allergy symptoms! That sounds like it might be something to sing about!
In the end, there’s a lot of little things to love about having LASIK in the winter. After all, it’s a life-changing procedure that millions of people around the world have already had. With a 96% satisfaction rate, clearly, it’s something that’s definitely worth considering!
Wondering if LASIK is the right vision correction solution for you? Find out by scheduling your LASIK consultation at Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute in Orlando, FL!
You have nothing to lose except your dependence on glasses and contacts and everything to gain!