Have you considered LASIK but aren’t sure if the time is right? Laser surgery is a big decision, and you want to make sure you’re choosing the opportune moment.
Several factors can help determine whether you should look into getting LASIK now or hold off until the timing is better. Keep reading to find out if the time is right for you to get LASIK!
When You Can Take Time to Recover
Compared to many other procedures, LASIK has a short recovery period. Still, you want to make sure you plan for a period where you’ll be able to take it easy as your eyes heal.
With that in mind, you may want to avoid planning your procedure for the busier times of the year. If you know you’re more active during the summer, this makes the winter months an excellent time to schedule having LASIK.
It gives you plenty of time to recover before the warmer months. You won’t have to worry about missing out on any summertime activities. You can also look forward to experiencing all the sunny season has to offer with your new and improved vision.
When You’re Ready for an Alternative to Glasses or Contacts
Many patients turn to laser eye surgery to let go of the hassle of using visual aids. Whether you want to work out without worrying about knocking your glasses to the ground or work on a computer without your contacts drying out your eyes, LASIK can be an excellent alternative to glasses or contact lenses.
While not every person can give up glasses or contacts for good, most can decrease their dependence on them. After LASIK, you can work, have fun, and live your life without having to accommodate your vision needs constantly.
When Allergy Season Is Coming Up
Many people are unaware that a significant benefit of getting LASIK is reducing your allergy symptoms. If you wear contacts, you have the most to gain.
When you have to touch your eyes frequently, you will likely introduce allergens directly into your eyes. Pollen is everywhere during the springtime (and fall), and it’s easy to get it into your eyes.
Getting pollen into your eyes can trigger your allergy symptoms. If you get LASIK before allergy season hits, you can get ahead of these symptoms.
You’ll be able to stop and smell the flowers without such a bothersome allergic reaction.
When You’re At Least 18, and Your Prescription Is Stable
Your eyes change as you get older. Part of this is due to fluctuating hormones that occur as you mature and go through puberty.
If you’re thinking about having LASIK, you must be at least 18 years old to undergo the procedure. Even after you’ve reached adulthood, your prescription can continue changing.
Your prescription needs to be stable and unchanged for at least a year before LASIK for the best results.
There may be no better time than the present to have LASIK. Schedule a LASIK consultation at Rosenthal Eye Surgery and Fifth Avenue EyeCare in Long Island, NY, to find out if you are a good candidate today!