LASIK Eye Surgery Decisions for Busy Women: How Do I Decide When It’s the Right Time?
Providence Eye & Laser Specialists discusses the ways in which many women view LASIK eye surgery as a procedure that requires quality planning and timing.
As moms, we make decisions all day, every day. Some decisions are fun, like deciding whether to go to the pool or Carowinds with the kids. We all like those kinds of decisions! Other decisions can be much bigger, with a larger affect, like deciding if your child should see a specialist or take a medication for a health issue. We make so many decisions, we hardly recognize it until the end of the day. We all hit a mental exhaustion wall sometimes where one question from your child just seems too overwhelming. Have you been there? Providence Eye moms like Kristen, Director of Marketing and Dr. Vanessa Mills, Optometrist sure have.
These two moms have five kids between them, ranging in age from one to 13 years. They also have an inside view of the LASIK eye surgery world. This gives them the unique qualification to help you decide if this is the right time in your life to consider LASIK.
Scenario 1: Future mom wanna be.
I’m a young woman in my twenties, hoping to be a mom someday. Should I have LASIK now?
Dr. Mills here! I wish I was still in my twenties, but it wasn’t that long ago, so I say absolutely, go for it. In fact, this is when I had my vision correction surgery. Granted your prescription has remained stable for the last 1-2 years, you may be a perfect fit for LASIK eye surgery. You can enjoy your younger years going glasses and contact lens free! As a bonus, you will be even more prepared (if and when you do want to have kids someday) to be getting up in the middle of the night for those late night feedings without having to put on a pair of glasses to care for your baby.
Scenario 2: Bursting mom.
Bring on the babies, I’m pregnant with a child! Is this a good time for me to have LASIK eye surgery?
Hi, Kristen here! It’s been over 10 years since I have been pregnant and 13 since my first pregnancy, but it is something you can’t forget, for better or for worse. At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, we do not just look at your vision; we look at the health of your eyes as well as the health of your whole body. We all know your body can be volatile during pregnancy, so we do not recommend LASIK while you are pregnant. Dr. Mozayeni would ask that you have a safe delivery and return to your first normal menstrual cycle before contacting us about a complimentary consultation. Once your body has returned to normal cyclic functionality, we can begin to discuss if this is the right time for you to have LASIK.
Scenario 3: Veteran mom.
I’ve got a couple of kids and I’m done. Maybe now it’s time to undergo LASIK eye surgery?
Hi, Dr. Mills again. This is my professional & personal advice if you are at this stage of your life. Now that your hormones are back on track to being more even, which usually correlates better vision stability, this may be the perfect time to do something just for yourself. And maybe that consideration is LASIK eye surgery. Even though you still have to keep up with your energetic kiddos, LASIK gives you the freedom to no longer keep up with yet one more thing, such as contact lenses or glasses.
Scenario 4: Wow, how times flies!
Kids are growing fast and I’m in my early to mid-forties. I’m really tired of dealing with contacts & glasses. Time for a change with LASIK eye surgery?
Hello there, Kristen again. Crazy how fast life passes, as my twins just turned 13 and my youngest is now 10. Have you noticed the need to hold your menu further and further away during date night with your husband? There is hope, and it is certainly not too late for LASIK eye surgery. The technological advances have been so great over the past several years that Dr. Mozayeni now has options to correct both your distance and near reading vision. Also, should reading glasses not bother you, only distance correction may still be an option. The key part to remember is the need for an in-depth, real conversation with Dr. Mozayeni. This will help him fully understand what vision correction options may exist for you.
See, maybe the decision to have LASIK eye surgery is not hard after all. As long as you are not pregnant, this could be the time for you! The one thing we do hear time and time again from our LASIK patients is, “Why did I wait so long?” So, maybe it’s time for Mom to do something for herself and take the plunge by having an initial consultation with Providence Eye’s Dr. Mozayeni. If you believe you and your eyes are ready for a change, call us today and book your complimentary LASIK eye surgery consultation. Talk to Dr. Mozayeni to learn if you are a good candidate, so you can decide for yourself if this is the right time in your life to have LASIK. He’ll give you an honest answer based on his exam findings in order to help you make the decision that is best fit for your unique situation.
Not ready for LASIK eye surgery but need general eye care? No problem! Dr. Vanessa Mills is currently accepting new patients over the age of ten.