What is the Best Time to Have LASIK Surgery?
Whether you’re near-sighted or far-sighted, you’ve probably considered undergoing LASIK surgery.
This popular procedure can help patients achieve that otherwise elusive 20/20 vision, thus ending dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses. LASIK surgery is surprisingly quick but delivers life-changing results, with many patients feeling free from the hassle and expense of prescription lenses.
But how do you know when it’s the best time to have LASIK surgery?
3 Signs It’s Time to Have LASIK Surgery
1. When you have a stable prescription.
We usually don’t recommend LASIK surgery for children and young adults because their eye prescriptions are constantly changing. As LASIK surgery shapes the cornea to correct the patient’s current eye prescription, which means that candidates need to demonstrate at least 24 months of stable eye vision before considering the procedure.
2. When you’re tired of glasses and contact lenses.
Some people opt to have LASIK surgery because they’re tired of the hassle that comes with glasses and contact lenses. If this sounds like you, it may be time to consider LASIK. This surgery can help end your dependence on prescription lenses, meaning you won’t have to constantly deal with glasses and contact lenses.
3. When you feel like you’re ready.
Sometimes you just know it’s time to get LASIK done. Don’t discount your own feelings about your readiness for LASIK surgery, because that’s often the sign you need to schedule a consultation. Your ophthalmologist can help give you the final information you need to make the decision about undergoing LASIK surgery.
Take the Next Step
If you feel like it’s the right time to have LASIK surgery, schedule a consultation with ophthalmologist Dr. Jacqueline Griffiths at NewView Eye Center in Reston, VA today. Dr. Griffiths is the leading LASIK surgery provider in the greater Reston area and would be delighted to help you achieve a healthy vision again. 703-834-9777