Wondering if now is the time to get Lasik eye surgery?
The pandemic has certainly changed the way we handle a variety of our once seemingly innocuous everyday activities. We’re sanitizing our homes more often, wearing masks out in public, and constantly washing our hands. With everything going on, perhaps the idea of sticking your fingers in your eyes right now, no matter how thoroughly you’ve washed, gives you the heebie-jeebies. Trust us; we get it!
In fact, since the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen a rise in the number of people turning to Lasik surgeons here in New York and around the US. From the office of our New York Lasik surgeon Dr. Christopher Coad, here’s how getting Lasik treatment right now could benefit you.
Kiss Fogged-Up Glasses Goodbye
It’s more than a little difficult to see if you’re constantly dealing with eyeglasses that fog up; unfortunately, this is a common complaint about glasses wearers when wearing masks. Since masks probably aren’t going away any time soon, you may be considering turning to our eye surgeon here in New York for Lasik. By getting Lasik eye surgery you can say goodbye to those foggy glasses.
No More Fingers in Your Eyes
Before the pandemic you may not have even thought twice about putting your contacts in or taking them out; however, since it’s possible to spread germs from your hands to your eyes, you may be concerned about the potential exposure to COVID. If the idea of having to sanitize everything from your contact cases to your glasses every day has you stressed out, then it may be time to consider surgery.
Protect Those at High Risk for COVID
Are you someone who works in a hospital, nursing home, or environment in which you may be at an increased risk for exposure to the novel coronavirus? Most people in these environments will need to not only wear masks but also protective eyewear to prevent infected droplets from getting in their eyes.
However, those who require glasses won’t be able to find prescription goggles and won’t be able to wear corrective eyewear under their goggles. Again, Lasik surgery can correct your vision, so you only have to worry about wearing protective eyewear.
Our New York eye surgeon Dr. Coad has been performing Lasik for more than 30 years and has thousands of vision correction procedures under his belt. You are in trustworthy hands when you turn to the team at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology. To find out if you are an ideal candidate for Lasik, call us at (212) 220-0066 to schedule a consultation.