Best time of year for Laser Eye Surgery

The 18th-century English theologian John Trusler once said, there’s “no time like the present, thousand unforeseen circumstances may interrupt you at a future time”.

I don’t know about you, but when I hear such things I feel like the literary greats and wise philosophers of yesteryears had a window right into 21st-century life. And even more eerily, directly into my own scattered mind.

Dithering is my middle name. Most of my life is spent weighing up options, getting lost down endless tangents, and putting off everything and anything until a more suitable time comes around.

Of course, that time never comes.

The tendency to overthink and get stuck in our heads is probably the biggest reason for the recent surge of interest in mindfulness practice. Great teachers like Eckhart Tolle and Jack Kornfield tell us to live in moment —the here and now; to forget the regrets of the past and worries of the future, and start living each day like it’s our last.

By this perspective, it’s clear that the more time you have to enjoy your life with clear vision the better. So in terms of thinking about when to have Laser Eye Surgery, now is always the best time. 

But the reality is now is not always a good time. In fact, it’s usually the worst possible time ever. Aside from the big project at work, the in-laws visiting, and the new car to pay off, there’s also the fact you need to fit the appointment into yours and the clinics available time and the small thing of ensuring you have a stable enough prescription.

This last point means that if you’re under eighteen, pregnant or breastfeeding, or have a condition like diabetes or computer vision syndrome (CVS), Laser Eye Surgery might not be possible now — and may even be off the cards for many months or years.

However, the good news is, when your eyes are stable, the treatment is incredibly quick and requires minimal healing time. So providing you’re a suitable candidate, all you really need to do is work out the best time for you.

If you enjoy spending those dark winter evenings curled up with a good book, autumn or winter may be the best time for you. Likewise if you’re planning to go skiiing or ice skating or you live in a region that’s prone to snow and ice. It’s obviously quite practical not to have to take your specs or contacts on a Sunday morning hike, but it’ll also give you that edge in any spontaneous snow ball fights.

As the year comes to a close and the new one draws in, we inevitably start thinking about New Year’s resolutions and how we can make the next one better than the last. Hitting the gym and taking up meditation are all well and good, but let’s face it, they take a lot of commitment to see results. Kicking off the year with new eyesight is quick and easy, and can give you the motivation boost you need to follow through on those other, more difficult changes.

With all that being said, summer is one of the most popular times to have Laser Eye Surgery. This is when people get serious about getting in shape and start thinking how to make the most of those precious summer months. Whether it’s to look good on the beach, to play tennis or volleyball, or to enjoy a care-free weekend away, summer is one time you really don’t want to be hindered by glasses or contact lenses.

Live in the moment and find out right now if you are a suitable candidate for Laser Eye Surgery.