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When Is The Right Time For LASIK?

When Is The Right Time For LASIK?

When Is The Right Time For LASIK?

Any time is a great time for LASIK.

Make Time For LASIK!

As we’ve previously discussed, you should expect to schedule some time for recovery time after your LASIK procedure, but you may be wondering…when is the right time for LASIK? Today, we’re going to share our thoughts on the optimal time to set up your procedure!

Talk With Your Surgeon Beforehand

If you’re a runner and you know you have a marathon coming up, your doctor might recommend scheduling your procedure until after you’ve completed your race. The surgical team at Eye LASIK can work around your schedule and we know that there are certain activities that are important to you. However, we also want to ensure that your eyes are properly healed before fully releasing you. During your consultation, discuss any upcoming plans with your surgeon. Your doctor will be able to help you assess the best time to complete your procedure.

Weather Is Definitely A Factor

After corrective surgery, your eyes will be more sensitive than usual and you will need to take additional measures to protect them. Wind, sun, and dust are all factors to consider before your procedure. Since you’re in West Texas, you already know that we often have windy conditions during the spring. In order to protect your eyes from environmental factors like wind, we recommend using sunglasses with UV protection any time you go outside for at least the first week or two after your procedure.

Plan Your Activities Accordingly

Are you a big fan of swimming? Enjoy riding dirt bikes? What about hiking? These are all great ways to exercise and Eye LASIK couldn’t encourage you more to get your heart rate up. However, for a few weeks after your procedure, be sure to limit time spent around water or dust to prevent any odd particles from settling in your eyes. They will still be healing and this is to prevent any sort of infection.

We hope we’ve been able to help answer some questions on when the right time for LASIK is for you. Don’t forget, we offer complimentary consultations to assess your candidacy for the procedure! Jot us down in your planner today!

Six Great Reasons To Get LASIK

Six Great Reasons To Get LASIK

Reasons to get LASIK

Change your life with LASIK today!

LASIK is a fantastic procedure that can change your life. There are so many different reasons to set up your consultation, but we have tried to give you our favorites! Here are six great reasons to get LASIK!

1. It’s More Affordable Than You Think

Eye LASIK has a great financing program available to help make your procedure more affordable. If you have an HSA insurance program, you can also use the funds from your savings account to pay for your procedure. Our staff is experienced in helping you navigate the money portion.

2. (Almost) Instant Gratification
Imagine waking up the day after LASIK being able to see without glasses or contacts for the first time in years! You’ll be sleepy and need to rest your eyes immediately following your procedure but the following day, you’ll start to see better and more clearly. There are very short recovery times for LASIK, so you’ll be back to your daily routine in no time!

3. Travel Lighter
After LASIK, there’s no need to worry about packing glasses, contacts, or contact solution or cases anymore. You’ll be able to lighten your toiletry case and avoid attempting to find TSA-acceptable travel sizes for contact solution. Just grab your sunglasses and go!

4. Think Of All The Money You’ll Save
Glasses can be really expensive, with some frames alone costing several hundred dollars. Most insurance companies only offer basic lens coverage so anti-glare, UV protection, and scratch resistant lenses are the patient’s responsibility. Contacts are also pricy with the added cost of solution, cases, and drops. Insurance doesn’t always cover everything, so we encourage you to add up everything you’ve spent on your contacts and glasses over the year.

5. Get Moving
Want to go running? No problem! Is weight lifting your thing? You can do that, too! Feel like taking a swim? Easy peasy! After LASIK, you can exercise with more flexibility than ever before. You don’t have to worry about specialty glasses or removing your contacts before your workouts.

6. Sweet Freedom
Though these are just a few reasons, life after LASIK means there’s no need to:

  • Swing by your optometrist’s office to pick up your contact prescription
  • Worry about where you misplaced your glasses
  • Coordinate your glasses with your outfits
  • Panic when you’ve run out of contact solution

 

These are just a few great reasons to consider having LASIK. At Eye LASIK, we have a great team available to help answer all of your questions. We offer free consultations and would love to help you have clearer vision today. Visit our website to contact us today!

“I Need LASIK”

“I Need LASIK”

We love hearing different “I need LASIK” stories.

You know, those moments that make you say to yourself, “That’s it. I need LASIK.”

Take a look at Cameron’s story…

“I had always humored the idea of having LASIK. However, I always had something else to spend the money on. Until one day.

I am naturally a very “cost effective” person. Some may call it “cheap” or “frugal,” but I refer “cost effective.” Unfortunately, this cost effectiveness often led me to wearing my contacts way too long. My mentality was “They’re so expensive. I bet I can get another few days out of this pair!” Well, those “another few days” typically turned into another few weeks. (I know, I’m ashamed.)

I never would replace my contacts until my eyes were in physical pain. My friends and family always knew when it was time to replace them because I would scratch and blink my eyes until I looked liked I had some crazy disease. Unfortunately, I had the moment (you know, that “I need LASIK” moment), at one of the coolest experiences of my life…

I need LASIK

Don’t let an awesome life experience be ruined by poor vision.

My friend had a suite at a Cowboys game last October. I was so excited! However, after getting there, I got to be the person who enjoyed the game from the TV screen in the suite. My eyes were hurting so bad that I had to take my contacts out almost as soon as we got there. Of course, I didn’t have my glasses, so it left me barely able to see. The next week, I booked a LASIK consultation.

LASIK is one of the best decisions I ever made. It has literally changed my life (cliché, but so true). I don’t have to sit out of awesome experiences or be inconvenienced with contacts or glasses. And better yet, I don’t have to pay for them!”

If your story is all too relatable, we would love to put you on the path to clear vision today! Request a free consultation here!

If you would like to share your “I need LASIK” moment, we would love to hear it! Share it on Facebook or comment in the reply section below!

 

“FALL” For LASIK!

“FALL” For LASIK!

Fall is here…can you believe it? Time to put away the sunglasses and beach towels and bring out the pumpkins and scarfs! There is so much to see this time of year, from the changing leaves to the Friday night football games. Why not see life clearly with LASIK?

"Fall" for LASIK this season!

“Fall” for LASIK this season!

About LASIK

LASIK is your natural vision, just enhanced. LASIK surgery is essentially reshaping your cornea with a laser…it’s a quick, seamless, and effective procedure to naturally enhance your vision. In fact, LASIK has a 96% success rate, meaning 96% of patients achieve at least 20/20 vision (and sometimes higher)!

If you’re considering LASIK, look no further than Eye LASIK Midland. Our approach is different than most LASIK centers. With us, you are able to work with your own optometrist for both pre and post LASIK treatment. Our surgeons perform only the procedure itself, so that you work primarily with the doctors you know and trust. Is your optometrist one of our participating doctors? Find out here!  

Sometimes, people are hesitant to get LASIK due to affordability. We definitely understand that and strive to make LASIK affordable for anyone. When to have your vision procedure should be the question, not how to pay for it. We offer interest free financing and financing plans through CareCredit, North America’s leading patient financing system. CareCredit can help you see clearer, sooner. Application is easy! Learn more about our financing options here.

So what are you waiting for? Make this the season you “FALL” for LASIK! Request a free consultation with us to get started!

Age For LASIK

Age For LASIK

If you’re considering LASIK, you may wonder if you are too young/old. While the minimum age for LASIK is 21, you may have some concerns having LASIK at a later age.

Is There A Perfect Age For LASIK?

The easy answer to the question “is there a perfect age for LASIK?” is no. A patient can have laser vision correction surgery at any age and do well provided the eyes are healthy. The main consideration for LASIK surgery is a prescription that has been stable for at least one year.

LASIK age

What is the perfect LASIK age?

This is why the FDA recommends that patients be at least 18 years or older before undergoing the procedure. The growth experienced during adolescence causes constant changes, which includes the eyes. However, there are some teenagers who are good candidates for LASIK because their prescription has been stable for a year or two.

Over 50

LASIK, like plastic surgery, has become more popular with people of the baby boomer generation. Many patients over the age of 50 are now considering laser vision correction surgery because they are very active and enjoy activities such as tennis or boating where freedom from glasses for distance would be beneficial.

There is no reason a patient over 50 can’t have LASIK surgery provided they do not have any signs of diseases such as corneal thinning or cataracts which could cause problems during or after the procedure. A family history of glaucoma or other eye disease also needs to be carefully considered before the patient undergoes treatment. Likewise, the patient needs to be healthy systemically, meaning they should not have conditions such as diabetes that can cause changes in the vision on a day-to-day basis. The patient’s current medications should also be taken into consideration.

Patients over 50 also need to be aware that they will most likely need reading glasses after a LASIK procedure. However, there is the option of being treated with what is termed monovision laser vision correction surgery. With monovision, one eye is corrected for distance and the other is corrected for reading up close.

Consult

When considering laser vision correction surgery, it’s imperative to consult with a surgeon prior to making a decision. Ultimately, it’s up to the ophthalmologist performing the procedure to decide whether or not the patient is a good candidate for surgery, regardless of age. Request your FREE consultation with us!

Advantages Of Wavefront LASIK

Advantages Of Wavefront LASIK

At Eye LASIK Midland, we want to do everything in our power to give you the best LASIK results. One of the ways we do this is by offering Wavefront LASIK.

wavefront LASIK

Discover the advantages of Wavefront LASIK

 

This system leads the industry for outstanding wavefront acquisition and diagnostic capabilities. Fast and powerful, the WaveScan System delivers unprecedented measurement accuracy. We feel there are many advantages of Wavefront LASIK in terms of quality of your vision.

Advantages of Wavefront

  • There’s a greater chance you will achieve shaper twenty-twenty vision.
  • There is a greater chance that you will get better vision than twenty-twenty.
  • There is a lower chance of losing the optimal correction for your vision.
  • There is a lower chance of losing the quality in your vision.
  • There is a lower chance of losing sensitivity in terms of contrast.
  • There is a lower chance of getting glares.
  • It is unlikely that you will have problems seeing at night.

 

Doesn’t that sound great? And those are just some of the advantages of Wavefront LASIK! We would be happy to tell you more! Contact us to get more information or request your FREE consultation here! See life clearly with LASIK!