Posted by: Associates in Ophthalmology (NJ) in LASIK

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LASIK is an incredibly effective surgery that has the power to change lives. Most people who undergo LASIK no longer need glasses or contacts after the procedure.

There is no wrong time to consider getting LASIK, but spring could be the right time for you! Keep reading to learn why spring is an excellent time for LASIK.

Minimize Recovery Time, Be Ready for Summer

If you undergo LASIK in early spring, you allow yourself to enjoy most of the summer with clear, unaided vision! LASIK recovery is usually pretty straightforward, but it can take several months to be at 100%.

You want to get it done sooner rather than later so you can have as much summer as possible with clear eyesight. Here are some tips to minimize your LASIK recovery time and maximize your summertime!

Get plenty of rest, particularly at the beginning of your recovery period. Sleep is vital when healing your body, and vision correction surgery can take a surprising toll.

Avoid lifting heavy objects or performing strenuous activity. After LASIK, your eyes will be very fragile, and this is particularly true during the early stages of your recovery.

Even low amounts of physical stress can cause the incision in your eye to split open. Simple movements like bending at the waist can increase eye pressure, and an increase in eye pressure during your early recovery is dangerous.

Do not swim or get water in your eyes because your eyes will be prone to infection after LASIK. There will be an incision in your eye that will be susceptible to getting bacteria stuck under it.

It will take some time for this incision to completely heal since LASIK tends to cause dry eyes early on. When your eye is dry, it takes extra time to heal.

That’s because tears give your eyes the hydration and nutrients they need to be healthy. You can still shower, but be careful to keep water and shampoo out of your eyes.

Whatever you do, don’t rub your eyes! Rubbing your eyes could break your incision open again and affect the results of your procedure.

You Can Use Your Tax Refund

If you have money left from your tax refund you should consider investing that money in LASIK. LASIK is truly an investment because it will save you money every year after you get it. The procedure usually pays for itself in three years or less for most patients.

Most people average about $500 a year on glasses and contacts. LASIK gives you the chance to end your need for visual aids.

And it’s a pretty safe investment. More than 8 out of 10 people who receive LASIK no longer need glasses or contacts!

That means that you have at least an 80% chance of saving $500 per year after LASIK! If you invest your tax return this year in LASIK, you could financially benefit for the rest of your life.

Spring is Now!

LASIK is a procedure that can last a lifetime. The sooner you get it, the sooner you can enjoy life without glasses or contacts.

Plus, the sooner you get LASIK, the sooner you begin saving money on all your eye care needs. Within the next three years, you could save enough money that your procedure pays for itself.

There is no better time than now to make this life-enhancing decision. Don’t regret not getting LASIK sooner rather than later.

Schedule a LASIK consultation with Associates in Ophthalmology in Livingston, NJ, today! Get ready for summer and savings with LASIK.