Should You Get LASIK In The Winter?

Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in LASIK on December 20, 2019

Young couple enjoying the winter after LASIK

Have you been trying to figure out the right time to get LASIK? Is improving your vision something that you have been dreaming about for years? 

Figuring out an ideal time to get LASIK is important. You want to make sure you have a few days to recover. This is what makes getting LASIK in the winter so convenient. 

There are holidays vacations and plenty of time off during this time. Why not maximize your time and get LASIK? 

Recovery from LASIK is typically a quick and easy process. You do not need to stay in bed for days and rely on others to help you with basic tasks. 

You only need to follow the instructions your doctor gives you. This is the best way to help prevent any infections or injuries. 

Most patients are back to their regular activities within a day or two. While the recovery process is the same no matter the time of year, there are reasons why winter is ideal. Keep reading to find out why the best time to get LASIK may be during the winter!

More Free Time

During the summer, everyone wants to maximize the amount of time they can spend outdoors. So during these months, you tend to have a lot of plans and not enough free time. 

This tends to be the opposite in the winter. Our schedules are usually more open because we want to stay inside more and avoid the cold. 

Since life is calmer in the winter, it’s ideal for recovering from LASIK. You can take some time off or use time during a holiday for LASIK and enjoy a quick “staycation.” You can spend time relaxing while staying cozy under a blanket and make your recovery easy.

Colder Weather

Some studies have found that it’s better to get LASIK in the winter. This is because of lower levels of humidity and lower temperatures. Getting LASIK in the winter could mean fewer chances of needing other corrective procedures later on.

Tax Refunds

Now is a great time to get LASIK because you have your tax refund! A lot of people like to make bigger purchases early on in the year when they know a big tax refund is coming. 

Deciding to invest your refund in your health is a great way to improve your life. Getting LASIK is a great use of it. 

New Year

One of the most important things to figure out is how you want to start off a new year. Determining your goals early on can help you make positive changes. 

So, why not decide that you want to start off the new year with better vision?! Getting LASIK in the winter will allow you to enjoy the spring and summer and all related activities. 

These are only some of the many reasons that winter is the best time to get LASIK. Make sure to talk to your doctor about scheduling a procedure at the ideal time.

Are you ready to book your LASIK eye surgery this winter? Schedule a LASIK consultation at EyeHealth Northwest in Happy Valley, OR! 

If you’re considering LASIK this winter, there’s never been a better time to find out if you’re a LASIK candidate!


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Aloha, OR 97003
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Portland, OR 97213
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Gresham
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Suite 245
Troutdale, OR 97060
(503) 255-2291 see more
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Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 846-9400 see more
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Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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Milwaukie, OR 97222
(503) 656-4221 see more
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Portland, OR 97206
503 777-5546 see more
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Newberg, OR 97132
(503) 538-1341 see more
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Portland, OR 97217
(503) 285-1671 see more
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Portland, OR 97209
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Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 656-4221 see more
Peterkort
9555 SW Barnes Rd.
#201 (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 227-2020 see more
Providence Portland
5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 445
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 231-0166 see more
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9135 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 961
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 292-0848 see more
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Portland, OR 97216
(503) 255-2291 see more
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Happy Valley, OR 97086
(503) 783-3300 see more
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