Are you a candidate for LASIK eye surgery? If you’ve been considering it, maybe NOW is the time.
As you look ahead to the new year, wouldn’t it be nice to see things more clearly? Why is now one of the best times for LASIK eye surgery? Many people want to have LASIK in the winter months to prepare themselves for the lifestyle activities they enjoy in the spring and summer months.
Ahead are top reasons why now, for most, is the best time for LASIK.
1. Your Eyes will be Happier
Most of us know what it feels like when our eyes are not happy. They are scratchy, dry, and irritated and they let you know it. The cold and dry environment all contribute to constant discomfort, especially if you wear contact lenses. During winter we deal with:
Low humidity and cold weather
Dry air blowing in our faces as we drive our cars
Dry air in our homes
Everything we do to keep ourselves warm just makes the air more dry and our unhappy eyes suffer all the more. We slather on skin moisturizers, but our eyes need help too.
Wearing contact lenses prevents oxygen from reaching our cornea to keep them comfortable. We keep adding moisture drops in the hopes it will help, but it is only a temporary fix.
The meds you take for allergies can also make the situation even worse. Oh and did you notice that when your eyes are dry, you really don’t see clearly?
We hear you saying: I will just wear my glasses more during winter. Why do that when you can really make your eyes happy by having LASIK.
2. Winter is a great time for LASIK
For most of us, winter is a more sedentary time than spring and summer, with fewer outdoor activities or social engagements. That makes it a practical time of year to have LASIK eye surgery. The recovery process will be done when you’re ready to go outside.
3. LASIK can be a New Year’s Resolution
As a new year begins, we all consider positive lifestyle changes. Consider LASIK as a way to present the ‘new’ you. Imagine the possibility of being able to step into the new year without the hassle of glasses or contacts.
4. Your Eyes will be Safer
The weather outside is frightful, but the heater is so delightful. Sounds great but when you wear contact lenses, even the dry air from the heater can be hurtful to your eyes.
Without the sufficient tear film and oxygen our eyes need to stay healthy, we can expose them to serious problems. Dry eye syndrome is a condition that progressively gets worse and eventually becomes chronic the longer we wear contacts.
If you are less than careful with how you handle your contacts, it can trigger the development of some sight-threatening infections and corneal ulcers as bacteria gets trapped between the lenses and your cornea.
Several studies concluded that wearing contact lenses long term can be very risky
Healthy eyes are safe and happy eyes.
Consider the freedoms you’ll be able to enjoy, first-hand, with lifestyle, sporting, outdoor, and many other favorite activities just in time for spring or summer. Don’t wait, schedule a consultation now to find out if you are a suitable candidate for laser eye procedures.
This post originally appeared on Opti Vision Eyecare.