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Is Winter a Good Time to Get LASIK?

January 25th, 2022

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Would you like to achieve visual freedom by no longer needing to depend on glasses and contact lenses to see? If you’re a good candidate, LASIK is worth considering! 

While there’s no best time to get LASIK, now may be the time for you. When you should have LASIK depends on your own needs. 

Correcting your eyesight is an excellent way to change your life. If you’re ready to start changing your life with better vision, there’s never been a better time to get LASIK than right now. 

Think about it-getting LASIK in the winter means you have plenty of time to recover before all your favorite summer activities start. Keep reading to find out why you should consider having LASIK this winter!

What is LASIK?

LASIK is the most well-known and popular laser vision correction procedure in the country. It works because it uses lasers to correct refractive errors. 

These include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Correcting refractive errors provides you with the clear vision you’ve always wanted. 

Refractive errors occur because your cornea is an irregular shape. LASIK reshapes your cornea, correcting your eyesight and allowing you to see better than ever before.  

During the procedure, your surgeon first creates a flap with the outer layer of your cornea. This tissue, also called the epithelium, gets moved to one side so your surgeon can access the thicker middle layer of your cornea. 

After reshaping the corneal tissue, the flap is then left to heal on its own and placed back over your eye. It takes the shape of the newly reshaped tissue below it and heals without stitches or adhesive. 

While the middle layer of your cornea, called the stroma, is accessible, your surgeon uses a laser to remove tissue from it. Removing small pieces from your stroma gives your cornea a more smooth and uniform shape, correcting your refractive error. 

A smooth cornea is vital for clear eyesight, and thanks to LASIK, you can see clearly, more sharply, and with more detail than ever before. 

When is the Best Time to Get LASIK?

If you’re a good candidate, it’s up to you when it’s best to have LASIK. However, it is vital to note that the sooner you get it, the sooner you’ll experience the benefits of the procedure.

After LASIK, you won’t need glasses or contacts again, and just that fact makes life much easier. No more traveling with your visual aids, losing or breaking them, or getting contacts dirty and causing irritation to your eyes.

Visual aids are relics of your past after LASIK. Another benefit of LASIK you may not be aware of is that it saves you money.

Because you no longer need glasses and contacts after LASIK, all the costs associated with them are gone as well. That means no more contacts, solutions, new frames, or prescription changes.

Most LASIK patients save on average $500 every year after their procedure. Many people even find that getting LASIK starts paying for itself in as little as three years. 

The money you save on eyecare costs goes right into your pocket. What could you do with more money to spend on what you want?

Would you like to ditch glasses and contacts while saving money for the rest of your life? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Vision Care of Maine in Bangor, ME, to see if you qualify!

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