Many changes have affected our lives since the beginning of the pandemic; one is an increased interest in LASIK eye surgery. When COVID-19 began and our offices closed, we never expected the rebound would include a rise in demand for LASIK surgery. After speaking with our patients and seeing the positive impact on eyeglasses and contact lens wearers, LASIK makes perfect sense.
Why Choose LASIK?
Rid Yourself Of Fogged Up Glasses
There is that dreaded moment for eyeglass wearers when they put their mask on and step out of the car. They no longer can see what is right in front of them, even with prescription eyewear. The fog is bothersome and distracting to the everyday actions of life. LASIK provides clear vision to remove the hassle of correctly placing your mask under your eyeglass bridge.
Remove the Worry Of Touching Your Eyes
We sound like broken records when we say, wash your hands and don’t touch your face. There are concerns about repeatedly touching your eyes if you wear contacts or even glasses. Though deemed safe by the CDC as long as your hands are washed, some are still cautious to wear contacts during this time. Regardless, LASIK removes the need to touch your eyes.
Time For Recovery
Some hear the “surgery” in LASIK eye surgery and immediately think there is a prolonged recovery time – when in reality, there is not. But to some, the thought of recovery time leads to FOMO, the fear of missing out. With the diminishing of social events and gatherings occurring, there is nothing you’ll be missing as you recover from LASIK surgery. Most patients are back to their normal daily activities within hours!
Protect Against Eye Strain
With increased screen time from virtual learning and video calls, eye strain is also at an all-time high. Opting for LASIK surgery can lessen the dependence on prescription eyewear. Instead, post-LASIK patients can use simple blue light blocking non-prescription glasses when needed. Be sure to check out our previous blog on How To Help Prevent Digital Eye Strain.
Skip The Swim, No Problem
Following LASIK eye surgery, we do not recommend swimming for at least two weeks, which has deterred LASIK candidates due to travel schedules and warm weather. With winter approaching and less travel to warm beaches, it makes now the perfect time to pursue LASIK surgery.
Just think, having LASIK now will allow for more freedom once the world opens back up. Imagine not being dependent on contacts and glasses when we can finally travel to faraway lands, jump in the ocean, and enjoy life more freely. LASIK evaluations are free and can be done virtually or in person. We have opened up more LASIK surgery slots to accommodate the demand. Don’t have LASIK FOMO- come check out the possibilities today!
Dalvin Brown. Blink now: Increased screen time during the pandemic sends more people to the eye doctor. USA Today. Published 2020, October 5.