If you have worn glasses or contacts for most of your life, the idea of having LASIK surgery may be an exciting idea. After all, LASIK has been the right choice for millions of people across the world. And the safety and efficiency of the procedure have only improved over the past couple decades.
If you have been considering LASIK for a long time, you may be wondering how you will know when you’re ready to take the leap. Of course, this answer varies for everyone. But here are four signs that you may be ready for LASIK surgery:
- You’re a healthy adult with no major health problems
In order to qualify for LASIK, you must be over the age of 18. The FDA hasn’t cleared the procedure for anyone younger than that and most minors will still experience changes to their vision. And individuals that have certain autoimmune diseases or other health problems may not be a good candidate for LASIK.
- Your eyes are healthy
In order to qualify for LASIK, your vision needs to have been stable for at least the past two years. And if you have chronic vision problems, such as dry eyes, you may not be ready for LASIK until that situation is resolved.
- You’re not pregnant or nursing
Some women will see their vision change during pregnancy. For that reasons, women who are pregnant or nursing should hold off on having LASIK.
- You are tired of your contacts
It’s no secret that wearing contacts or glasses can be a huge hassle in your daily life. It can affect your ability to play sports, spend time outdoors, travel, and do other activities you enjoy doing. If you’re thoroughly sick of corrective eyewear and ready to get rid of it for good, you may be ready for LASIK.
- Your doctor gives you the go-ahead
Of course, the best way to find out whether or not you are ready to go ahead with LASIK is by checking with your doctor. During your LASIK consultation, you can fill your doctor in on your medical history and any other relevant information. Then they can help you decide whether or not LASIK is the best choice for you.
Interested in LASIK surgery? It’s time to schedule your LASIK consultation. Contact Nielsen Eye Center to schedule your consultation in the greater Boston area!