Woman rubbing her headPreparing to go back to school can be pretty stressful. The last thing you want when signing up for classes, buying textbooks, and preparing for the fall semester is to deal with buying a new pair of glasses. They’re expensive, annoying and you’ll just have to buy a new pair when they break or get lost. The solution? Permanent vision correction with LASIK surgery.

For some people, glasses are just a part of life and some even consider them a part of their identity. But for those who aren’t so fond of needing glasses, there are options. Looking to quell some of that pre-fall stress? LASIK may be the answer.

How LASIK Can Help

LASIK surgery is a common vision correction procedure. LASIK is extremely safe, quick and virtually painless. Not to mention, the results are permanent. No wonder it’s so popular!

LASIK surgery has a high chance of reducing or completely removing your need for glasses. Less dependence on a visual aid is enough for some people, but there’s more. Not only do you not have to worry about breaking or losing your glasses, you don’t have to worry about replacing them. Or cleaning them. Or matching them with your clothes. Or having them fog up when you come in from the cold. You get the idea.

How to Get Started 

Getting started on your LASIK journey is easy. First, you have to schedule a consultation. LASIK consultations exist to filter out good LASIK candidates. What makes a person a good LASIK candidate?

  • Age. Most LASIK surgeons will not consider operating on people less than 18 years old, and others put the minimum age at 21. This is only because people around this age could still experience changes in their prescription as their eyes are not finished developing. It is best to wait to have LASIK until you’ve had a stable prescription for at least a year.
  • In good health. There are many health conditions that may make you unsuitable for LASIK surgery. These conditions include diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, keratoconus and more. Even pregnancy can exclude you from candidacy. These conditions may inhibit healing and make results unpredictable.

It is important to be honest with your doctor about your medical history. This will ensure the safest procedure possible. There are other things your doctor will check for during your LASIK consultation. Once you’re cleared, you can schedule your surgery!

Back to School After LASIK

One of the main draws of LASIK surgery is the quick recovery time. Most people are able to have LASIK surgery one day and go back to their everyday routines the next day. Aside from a few precautions and aftercare requirements, you’ll find that LASIK interferes very little with your busy schedule.

After LASIK, many students notice an uptick in their focus and a big confidence boost that spills over into other areas of their lives. The convenience alone is enough for some patients to take the plunge.

Are you interested in LASIK surgery in Minneapolis? Going back to school doesn’t have to be a deterrent. Contact Minnesota Eye Consultants in Minneapolis to schedule your LASIK consultation and discuss financing and payment options. We strive to do our best to make LASIK available to as many people as possible. Call us or schedule an appointment online at our Minneapolis location!