When Is the Right Time to Opt For LASIK Eye Surgery?

Posted: Jan 20, 2023 by The Eye Center
Filed under: LASIK

LASIK surgery has a good outcome. Many people who get the surgery achieve 20/20 vision with minimal complications.

If you have decided to get LASIK surgery, your next concern is finding the perfect time to schedule it. There are many things to consider, from your age, the weather, and your unique life situation.

Here are some factors you may need to consider

1. Age
The FDA has approved the surgery for people over the age of 18 years. So if you are younger, you will need to wait until you turn 18. However, it is recommended that you wait until your early to mid-twenties to ensure that it is really what you want to do.

2. Weather
You can have LASIK at any time of the year. The outcome is not affected by temperature or humidity. But choose a time of the year when you are less active so that you have enough time to recover.

If you love to participate in summer activities like swimming, consider waiting until after summer.

If you are planning a wedding, vacation, or attending an event and want to be lens-free, then schedule the surgery at least a month or two before to give yourself enough time to heal.

3. Your unique life situation
LASIK will not put your life on hold, and many people can return to normal activities immediately.

However, if you are pregnant, nursing, or taking part in strenuous activities, you may have to wait before scheduling the surgery.

4. Day of the week
Any day of the week is perfect for the surgery as long as the clinic is open and the doctor is available.

However, many people wait until Thursday or Friday to have the weekend for rest and recovery.


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