Why So Many People “Spring Forward” Into LASIK

Ah, the temperate spring! Birds are chirping, grass and flowers are emerging, and we can comfortably take to the great outdoors in short sleeves. If you’re considering trading the glasses and contacts for SoftTouch LASIK or the SMILE procedure in 2023, now might be the perfect time to make the switch.

There is ongoing debate about the effect of weather on LASIK. The truth is we don’t yet know for sure if excessive heat, cold and humidity have any impact on the ability to heal from LASIK eye surgery. What we do know is that the experience is typically more pleasant for the patient without the weather extremes.

For Detroit LASIK patients, there are fewer temperature extremes in springtime, and that can make for a great LASIK experience. Let’s talk about why that is …

You’re Already Through Winter

The coldest months in Michigan are from December to early March, with January being the peak of winter weather. It’s a great time to stay bundled up and safe at home.

But once the warmer temperatures start coming along, we want to get out and about to the patio, the park or the hiking trail. Thankfully the temperate springtime weather is ideal for fast, comfortable recovery from vision correction. And with technology like our SMILE procedure, patients can resume most of their normal activities within just days of the procedure!

Is Summer a Good Time to Get LASIK in Detroit? 

Temperatures in the Motor City rarely exceed 91 degrees. And while the muggy summers of Michigan don’t necessarily mean slower healing from LASIK surgery, the healing process may be more comfortable without dripping sweat and glaring sun. 

Not to mention that most people are planning summer trips with family and friends, and patients tell us they are so happy to have already had their procedure in the spring so they are ready for whatever adventures summer may hold for them.

Consider Springtime LASIK

The pleasant weather of spring and fall in Detroit make these favorable seasons for LASIK eye surgery. Either one can provide you with good conditions in which to achieve the crisp, clear vision you desire. For people who suffer dry eye syndrome, the decision could come down to which weather conditions aggravate their dry eye: the pollen of spring or the leaves and mold of fall.

However, if swimming and watersports are high up on your summer agenda, consider LASIK in the spring rather than autumn. This way, your eyes will be fully healed in time for relaxed days at the pool or the lake, free of glasses and contacts. And by the time fall does come around, you can enjoy the splendor of brilliant foliage without prescription eyewear.

Lake Lazer Eye Center offers up-front pricing, and convenient and affordable payment plans for SoftTouch LASIK and the SMILE procedure. Dr. Khambati has helped thousands of people from all over the world escape the restrictions of glasses and contacts. In the event that you’re not a candidate for vision correction, we’ll assist you with a contact lens evaluation or a selection of designer and specialty eyewear.