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December 06, 2022

By: Omar Almallah, MD

Why You Should Consider LASIK Eye Surgery During the Holiday Season

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There’s a good chance you’re busy finding the perfect presents for your loved ones. But don’t forget that you deserve something special, too. And what better gift than clear vision? If you’ve been thinking about getting LASIK eye surgery to reduce your dependency on glasses and contacts, then you’re in luck. Now’s one of the best times of the year to book your surgery.

More Days Off Work

Many people get paid time off for the holidays and choose to take extra vacation days. This can result in a week or more where you don’t have to worry about going into the office or staring at a computer screen for hours on end. Why not take advantage of this break to schedule your LASIK surgery? You’ll be better equipped to accommodate the recovery period and follow-up appointment.

Easier to Practice Good Aftercare

LASIK has a less demanding healing phase than some other vision correction surgeries. Still, there are some important activity restrictions that you’ll need to follow to protect your eyes.

For example, you won’t be able to swim or use hot tubs for at least several weeks. You also won’t be able to play contact sports, wear eye makeup, or expose your eyes to UV light. Even screen time, such as looking at your smartphone and watching TV, should be limited right away. Over the holidays, when you have time off and are staying indoors, aftercare can be easier.

Improved Vision in Time for Summer

Many patients notice an improvement in their vision within 24 hours of getting LASIK. However, it can take up to six months to recover completely and achieve optimal results from surgery.

Scheduling your procedure in the fall or winter will help you enjoy better eyesight in time for summer. You’ll be able to look forward to trips to the pool, outdoor recreation, and more!

Book Your LASIK Consultation Today

LASIK may be able to help you enjoy clear vision without the inconvenience of prescription lenses. Schedule a consultation today with SightMD to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure.