LASIK laser eye surgery has become a good way to fix bad eyesight for the majority of people, but it is not for everyone. In fact, for some people it is downright wrong. Identifying whether LASIK is a bad idea for you, or whether you should simply wait awhile until some issues resolve itself, is definitely worth the time to consider with care.
The earlier in life you have your LASIK procedure performed, the longer you will be able to enjoy the benefits of having better vision. However, in some cases life gets in the way. While no official age limit for receiving LASIK surgery exists, being more physically mature may or may not impede your ability to heal. Ultimately, the decision of age and recovery is one you must carefully weigh for yourself with your optometrist.
If your prescription for vision correction changes, you may not be a good candidate for LASIK. The problem that arises when one’s vision changes and LASIK is attempted is that even when the surgery goes successfully, the refractive error may not be stable enough. You can have the procedure more than once. While having multiple procedures does run the risk of worsening eyesight, at times it indicates a symptom of something more serious than the eyes and should be looked into more thoroughly with your primary care physician.
Infections can come about in roughly one percent of LASIK surgeries, and generally become caused by an issue with the flap that the surgeon creates during the surgery. While this can happen, it can be dealt with in virtually every case. You may not want to go into your surgery with an issue of this nature in place. It places much stress upon the body. Stress often becomes a factor in becoming ill. Namely, if you have an infection beyond a mild cold, it is generally best to postpone your surgery by a week or so to let your body recover.
What many people do not realize is that if you have an infection, it complicates your body’s healing process. Since you only have so many white blood cells to work with, you can only fight off so much infection at a time. It can be done it just takes a bit longer. If you wait until you have a clean bill of health prior to having your surgery, your recovery will be a faster and more pleasant. Talk to the professionals at Sugarland Eye & Laser Center in Houston. They give sound advice and no rush exists on doing the surgery. The staff insists you take your time with the decision.
Pregnancy is a time when everything changes in the body. While many of these changes are lifestyle-related, the massive amounts of hormones in your body will also change your eyes. While eyesight changes during pregnancy are not well documented, the differences are worth noting for LASIK purposes. For this reason, having the procedure performed during or immediately after pregnancy is not advised. Waiting for your baby to be born and for a few weeks to pass is good for your schedule, and for the hormone balance in your body.
Sugarland Eye & Laser Center leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Sugar Land Eye & Laser Center, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478.: