What Time Of Year Is Best For LASIK?

Young woman exploring Boston after LASIK

Getting LASIK is a pretty big event. While the procedure itself is relatively simple, the effects can have a big impact on your life.

Chances are, after LASIK, you’ll be able to see without using contacts or glasses. It may seem like a small change, but there’s so much more you can do when you don’t have to worry about your vision.

So when do you make this big change? What time of year is best? There are a few things to consider. Keep reading to find out more about when it may be best to have LASIK!

Avoid Allergy Season

While you’re recovering from LASIK, your eyes will be a little more sensitive than normal for a while. If you suffer from allergies or live in a place prone to pollen in the spring, you may want to not get LASIK during this time.

You’ll have to be extra sure to avoid the outdoors and take precautions. If you’re nervous about allergies getting in the way of your LASIK recovery, don’t get LASIK in the spring.

Take Time Time Off From Work

It doesn’t take long to recover from LASIK. Some people can get back to work the next day.

But it’s a good idea to take at least a few days off from work in case your eyes are more uncomfortable than you expected. No matter what, you’ll need at least one day off for the procedure.

So it could make sense to choose a week where you already have some time off work. You can also tack on an extra day to your vacation to ensure you have time for your surgery and time to rest after.

Stick to Indoor Activities

No matter what time of year you get LASIK, you’ll want to be able to spend most of your time indoors. This reduces the risk of getting outside contaminants near your eyes.

You can definitely go outside, but you may not want to go to any outdoor barbecues or other events where you’ll be outside. To be safe, avoid these for a little while, especially if it’s hot and there’s a chance you’ll get sweaty.

You also have to avoid pool parties as it’s dangerous to get chlorine near your eyes for a week or two after LASIK. So if you get LASIK during a warmer time of year, you may miss out on some activities while you’re recovering.

Why Not Winter?

While you can make any time of year work for LASIK, winter is definitely a good choice for many people. You may plan to spend more time indoors and out of the cold.

If you want a reason to avoid going out in the snow, LASIK can also be a good excuse to cuddle up indoors with a warm drink! Don’t forget, winter activities like skiing and ice skating are so much better when you don’t need glasses or contacts to see during them!

And the best part of getting LASIK in the winter: you’ll be free to enjoy spring and summer without worrying about recovering!

Want to have your best summer yet by getting LASIK this winter? Find out if you’re a LASIK candidate by scheduling a LASIK consultation at New England Eye Center in Boston, MA!

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