LASIK Now for Summer Fun Later
Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 03/07/2010 - 10:55
Summer for many people means fun in the water. But swimming and other water activities with contact lenses are contraindicated for safety reasons. There are no contact lenses approved for use in the water and soft contact lens manufacturers place specific warnings about wearing contact lenses in the water. Contact lens wearers are especially prone to a devastating eye infection from the Acanthamoeba organism which is found in lakes, hot tubs and other contaminated water sources. Some eye doctors suggest air tight goggles over the contacts but these are not fail safe. Prescription glasses and goggles may not be comfortable or practical for all water activities.
Many patients have found LASIK or other vision correction procedures the answer to increasing their enjoyment of water sports and other outdoor activities. But to take full advantage of a summer of spectacle independence, you’ll need to plan now. That’s because LASIK has it’s own set of restrictions. First, wavefront guided LASIK generally requires at least one to two weeks out of your contact lenses (glasses only) before the procedure. Then, you’ll need to stay out of the water and avoid contact sports for one to four weeks after.
So, if you’ve been looking forward to summer and would like to enjoy such activities as swimming, surfing and yes, even scuba diving why not call today for a free, no-obligation consultation to find out if there is a vision correction procedure that is right for you. We are centrally located for Cary, Raleigh LASIK candidates and we offer convenient evening consultations.