Millions of people around the world have benefited from LASIK. If you haven’t heard about it yet, LASIK (Laser In-situ Keratomileusis) surgery corrects farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism (blurred vision due to irregular curvature of the cornea or lens). By and large, LASIK is for individuals who want to lessen their dependence or totally free themselves from eyeglasses or contact lenses.
One of the most common questions from patients during initial consultation is whether or not there is an ideal time to have LASIK surgery. Should they have it during fall and winter seasons? Or is summer more ideal?
On a whole, the seasons doesn’t have to do with the perfect timing to have LASIK. At the Central Florida Eye Institute, we believe that the outcomes of LASIK and similar treatments are not significantly affected with current weather or temperature fluctuations.
Things to Consider Before Making the Decision
Generally, the following factors should be taken into consideration if you’re seriously considering LASIK:
- you should be at least 18 years old (LASIK is approved by the FDA for those who are 18 years old and above)
- you should have stable vision for at least 2 years prior to having LASIK; if you are currently pregnant or nursing, it may be best to postponed LASIK as both circumstances can affect vision
- health conditions that can potentially affect outcomes of surgery should be treated or stabilized before surgery
- costs of the procedure
- get to know the surgeon who will specifically perform surgery
- possible complications that may arise following the procedure
- your other options such as PRK in case you are not qualified to have LASIK
So when’s the best time to have LASIK? It’s when you feel totally ready! If you’d like to learn more about LASIK here at our practice, we encourage you to get in touch with us today. Call (352) 237-8400 or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!