When your vision becomes blurry or when seeing at night becomes a challenge that gets worse due to halos or starbursts, it is tempting to want the problem to end right away. In fact, ending the problem as quickly as is humanly possible can become your main goal. However, often being patient is the best course of action when it comes to resolving your vision problems with LASIK.
If You are Sick
Being sick can come in a wide variety of different forms. If you just have a case of the sniffles, this is not a big deal and your surgery can proceed in a short time. If the issue is a larger one, you need to exercise patience. It does not mean the procedure will not happen but it means more preparation on both your part and the doctor.
If you take an antibiotic due to a serious infection, delaying your surgery by a week or two can save you from having an unpleasant recovery process. Delaying your LASIK laser eye surgery procedure can also let you recover more quickly from it as well as from your infection. When you give your body time to heal properly from something, you save yourself the trouble of having to recover from what your body perceives as two traumas at once. Sometimes it cannot be helped since many people have chronic conditions. Just realize that rest and sleep is when a body heals.
If You are Pregnant
Pregnancy is a time of massive changes, both in your life as a whole and within your body. Since some of these changes have a direct impact on your eyes, this can skew the effect that LASIK procedures can have on you. Since your prescription may be temporarily different or may change over the course of your pregnancy, it is generally best to wait up to a month after giving birth before having your surgery.
When Your House is in Order
It is important to keep in mind that when you have LASIK performed, you will need to miss a few days of work. In doing so, it is important to make sure your finances are sufficient to keep everything working while you are unable to earn money. While this is not directly medical in nature, it can be a factor in your healing if being unable to pay bills is a significant stressor for you. It is understood that health is more important than some other financial issues.
Making Sure Your Prescription is Constant
If your vision prescription is not constant, you should not have LASIK surgery performed. One of the problems that some people face is that they have a single eye test performed, and perceive that they are okay to have their operation. Often, having a second eye exam up to a year later is a solid way to know that your eyes are quality candidates for corrective LASIK surgery. Better yet consult the staff at Houston Lasik & Eye in Houston. They can give information to help make the decision.
After Your Surgery
It can take several weeks for your eyes to "reset" to their final post-op level of visual acuity. In most cases it has been documented to be just days. In the interim, there can be itchiness, blurriness and general discomfort. Most patients report no problems at all. It varies. Just be prepared.
Houston Lasik & Eye 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 Houston Lasik & Eye, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478.