When is the Best Time of the Year to Get LASIK? - Metro Eye Care

When is the Best Time of the Year to Get LASIK?

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Are you interested in reducing dependency on glasses or contacts?

LASIK is a great way to improve your quality of life in every season. Keep reading to learn more about the best time of year to get LASIK!

What is LASIK? 

LASIK surgery is a popular and safe option for people who want to improve their vision. An estimated 10 million Americans have had LASIK surgery since 1999.

LASIK is an elective procedure that can correct a person’s refractive errors, like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. LASIK has a 96% satisfaction rate, and patients who have LASIK are often pleased with the results of their surgery.

LASIK is not suitable for children because their eyes are still growing. LASIK is available for adults over the age of 18 whose eyes are relatively healthy. Typically, most patients who receive LASIK are in their twenties and have a glasses prescription that has remained stable for at least two years.

Does it Matter What Time of the Year I Get LASIK? 

While LASIK surgery can be performed any time of the year, the winter season seems to be the time that works best for many reasons. Many people who have had LASIK during the wintertime have reported a smooth recovery.

People who get LASIK in the winter will avoid allergy season. The spring months can be a difficult time of year for those who suffer from allergies. Especially those whose allergies cause teary, itchy, or dry eyes. 

Since allergies are difficult to handle under normal conditions, recovering from a LASIK procedure during allergy season can prove additionally challenging.

Those who choose to have LASIK during the summer months must temporarily abstain from swimming and going in hot tubs to allow proper healing. In most cases, swimming will not be safe until at least a month after the LASIK procedure. 

For many people, winter is spent mostly indoors with friends and family. Most people are generally outside less during winter, limiting outdoor exercise because of snow, ice, or cold temperatures. 

Many people have time off from work or college during the holiday season or winter break. A break from daily responsibilities can be ideal for this type of elective procedure by allowing your eyes to properly rest and heal before going back to your everyday life.

After having LASIK, a person should avoid contact sports for at least four weeks. Also, most eye doctors will require their LASIK patients to avoid swimming and going in hot tubs or whirlpools until the eyes heal. 

Planning LASIK surgery for the winter months can make summer activities, vacations, and sports much more enjoyable with stronger, clearer vision. 

Make it the Season to do Something for You!

When you schedule your first LASIK consultation, your eye doctor will do a series of tests to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. 

Take the first step in bettering your vision and your life this season. Gift yourself the ability to have a happier, more fulfilling life with a clearer vision.

LASIK can be a fresh start for you anytime. There is no wrong time to schedule LASIK surgery. It is worth considering having LASIK during the wintertime due to the ease and enjoyment of the recovery period.

Are you interested in learning more about LASIK? Schedule your consultation with the experienced eye doctors at Metro Eye Care in Paramus, NJ, today! 

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