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The Right Time to Make the Switch

14th April, 2014  


What’s right for you: contact lenses, glasses or laser eye surgery? It can be difficult to know when the right time is to make the switch is and there are several things that you need to take into account. So when should you make the switch to laser eye surgery?

Laser Eye Surgery is a revolutionary technique that has helped bring 20/20 vision to over 20 million people across the globe. Although it is not the right move for everyone, it is for most people, but even then it’s not always the best time. So how can you determine when the right time is to embrace laser eye surgery and get back to 20/20?


Money is the biggest concern. You shouldn’t bankrupt yourself to get laser eye surgery. Despite the fact that there are plenty of financial plans out there these days to facilitate payment, you should still think long and hard about whether you can take that financial burden on at this time.


Will your lifestyle allow you to go ahead and make the jump? Laser eye surgery is one of the easiest, least invasive forms of life changing treatments in existence, but it still requires recuperation time and you’ll still have to adjust your lifestyle a little to get used to the changes. Is that something you can commit to at this moment in your life?


Age is something you really need to think about when you’re considering laser eye surgery. Most opticians advise that you do not even think about it until at least your early 20’s because until then your eyes are still developing. Age can also be a reason not to go with laser eye surgery for older patients.

Severity of Condition

The severity of your condition is something you need to carefully weigh up before you make any decisions. Is your condition something you can effectively manage with treatments such as glasses or contact lenses? Is it getting worse and if it is will laser eye surgery turn back the tide? For more advice on the severity of your condition talk to your optician.