Stable for iLASIK Surgery By William Goldstein on November 03, 2017

If you’re thinking about undergoing iLASIK surgery, also known as bladeless LASIK, you might be unsure about what is the ‘right’ time to get your eyes operated. Surgeons typically advise patients to check their schedules and commitments in the forthcoming months before they decide to get LASIK. For instance, several patients might prefer the winter time for their surgery for complete recovery and to experience the benefits when summer sets in. Technically speaking, there is no ‘right’ time to get the eye surgery and it all depends on your personal choice, schedule and lifestyle. Of course, the eyes must be stable for surgery so that there won't be any change in healing that would lead to a need for a second surgery.

Plus/Minuses of different times of year for surgery.

  • Winter:  Surgery offers scope for full recovery, with the benefit of being able to participate in winter sports without glasses and contacts. The potential downside is that the air is dryer in the winter, and dry eye can be a problem with LASIK surgery.
  • Summer: It is indeed a beautiful time of the year. You can enjoy fun days at the beach and watch the gorgeous evening sunset while sitting on your deck. Clearer vision will allow you to enjoy every detail of this beautiful summer scenery without straining your eyrd. This is why you should consider getting your iLASIK eye surgery in late winter so that you’re completely recovered by the time spring-summer sets in.
  • New Year for new look This time of the year is best known for resolutions, simply because they usually lead to positive and meaningful changes in your life. Are you looking forward to feeling more confident about yourself in the coming year? If yes, then you might like to plan your LASIK surgery post-winter and begin the year on a fresh note and with a fresh look!
  • When you can take a leave: If you are in a job which demands strenuous activity/movement or entails dusty or windy conditions, then it is important to plan your LASIK surgery at a time when you can conveniently take some time off. Doctors inform that these conditions could significantly hinder recovery after a LASIK surgery. Hence you need to take a decent number of days off from your work in order to heal completely after LASIK.
  • When you are mentally prepared: Most doctors make sure that they provide all the information about LASIK to their patients, including what they could expect from the surgery. It is believed that patients who are well- informed are also the most prepared for the surgery. It is best to ask your doctor all questions that you might have regarding the surgery and recovery at least a few weeks before the scheduled date of the operation.

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William S. Goldstein, MD, has been practicing laser eye surgery since 1991. He was one of the first doctors to offer advanced eye care in all of Michigan and is a member of several prestigious organizations: 

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  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

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