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Spring Forward To Clear Vision

You may have been thinking about having LASIK surgery for a while now. As the seasons change, is it time to take the leap? Here are a few questions to ask yourself to decide if this spring is the right time to give yourself the gift of better vision.

Do I meet the criteria?

You will need to meet with an laser coordinator to be sure you’re eligible for LASIK.
  • The best results are seen in patients who are at least 21 years old.
  • Your prescription should be stable for a minimum of a year.
  • You need to be in good health. Being able to heal well is important for a good result. Your eye doctor will also ask about your history and your family history of eye disease.
  • If you’re pregnant or nursing, you will need to wait, because of the steroid drops you are on after the surgery. Dr. Grigsby says that it’s a myth that vision changes during or after pregnancy.
  • Your doctor will examine your eyes for things such as pupil size and cornea thickness to find out if you’re a good candidate for LASIK.

Can I follow the recovery instructions?

At Eye LASIK Midland we recommend 4 days off of work/driving for LASIK. Depth perception is off during that time making driving unsafe. But despite the fact that you will probably have an easy, uncomplicated recovery, there are a few things to be careful about.
  • You’ll have to take a break from certain sports, such as swimming. Your surgeon will let you know what to avoid and for how long.
  • No eye makeup for a week.
  • You’ll probably be able to drive within 4-5 days.
  • You can return to work, but avoid dusty, windy conditions or strenuous activity.
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
  • It’s important to go to follow up appointments to be sure you’re healing well and to address any issues you may have, such as dry eyes.

Am I ready?

You’re the only one who can be sure if you’re ready to take the step of LASIK surgery. Here are a few things to consider.
  • If you’re concerned about what LASIK surgery will be like, write down a list of questions for your surgeon, or take a look at these answers to some common worries.
  • Come up with a plan for how you will pay for the surgery. Here are some suggestions to consider.
  • Ask yourself what life will be like with no glasses or contacts.
If you’re ready for a new outlook on life this spring, please contact us at Eye LASIK Midland for a free consultation.