7 Reasons to Get LASIK This Fall
October 11, 2023

7 Reasons to Get LASIK This Fall

If you have decided that you are ready to correct your vision with LASIK, you may wonder when the best time might be to schedule the procedure. While any time of the year is an excellent time to restore your clear vision, there are several reasons why this fall could be the perfect time for you to get LASIK! 

  • Fall Brings Less-Packed Schedules

Summer may be thought of as a lazy, relaxed time of year, but in reality, it can be the busiest time of the year for some people. Between arranging summer camp for the kids, hosting visiting family and friends, and taking a well-deserved vacation of your own, summertime can be a whirlwind of activity.

With the kids back at school and everyone settled into familiar routines, you might finally have the time to schedule LASIK for yourself. LASIK is a relatively quick and straightforward procedure usually performed right in your eye care provider’s office, meaning that a LASIK procedure can be just a single appointment to add to your calendar.

  • Fall Means Milder Weather for Outdoor Activities

Fall’s cooler temperatures are a welcome relief after a hot and sticky summer. It’s the perfect weather for getting outside and enjoying all your favorite fall traditions: apple picking, leaf peeping, and a trip to the pumpkin patch! 

Opting for LASIK this fall doesn’t have to mean missing out on the best of fall while you recover. Recovery times for LASIK are short, with most LASIK patients reporting that they were able to resume their normal activities and return to work within one to two days following the procedure. 

  • Fall is a Sign That the Holiday Are Right Around the Corner

With stores starting to stock holiday decorations as soon as there is the slightest nip in the air, fall is now a reminder that the holidays are right around the corner! And even if you look forward to the holidays, holiday preparations can be stressful.

Heading into the holiday glasses- or contact lens-free after LASIK this fall can make getting ready for the holidays a lot easier. You can tackle all the items on your to-do list, from stringing the lights to dusting off the decorations, without the worry of glasses that smudge or slip or contact lenses that can cause eye irritation in dusty or dry environments.

  • Fall Planning Can Help You Enjoy Your Holidays Even More

You are never too old to enjoy the excitement of waking up to a day of holiday celebrations! Whether you are looking forward to opening gifts, enjoying a delicious meal, or being together with family and friends, the holidays are a special time of the year.

You won’t have to delay a minute of the holiday fun while you search for your glasses or struggle to put in your contact lenses when you plan ahead and restore your clear vision with LASIK this fall. The improved vision that LASIK provides can even be a pre-holiday gift you give yourself, one which allows you to be just a little merrier during the holidays as you enjoy them without the need for corrective eyewear.

  • Fall is the Time for Gearing Up for Winter Sports

If you enjoy a winter sport or two, you want to be ready to go as soon as the ice freezes and the snow starts to fall. That means that fall is the time for sharpening the skis and skates, as well as making sure that all your winter gear, from jackets to helmets, are still a perfect fit.

With LASIK, you’ll be ready to hit the rink or the slopes without the need for cumbersome eyewear this fall. Over ninety-six percent of LASIK patients are happy with their vision following the surgery, meaning they can get into their favorite winter sports without glasses that fog up or fit awkwardly beneath a helmet.

  • Fall is a Good Opportunity to Make the Most of your FSA Benefits

If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) as part of your employee benefit package, it’s important to remember that if you don’t use those funds by the end of the year, you lose them. Each year, an average of forty-four percent of American workers forfeit their pre-tax FSA funds because they neglect or forget to use them.

You can ensure that you get the most out of your FSA dollars well ahead of the end-of-the-year deadline by using them for LASIK this fall! Vision correction with LASIK is a great way to use your FSA funds and significantly reduce your annual vision care costs for years to come.

  • Fall Allows You to Use All of Your Remaining Health Benefits

Like flexible spending accounts, health insurance benefits do not roll over from year to year. Between the holidays and celebrating the new year, using your remaining health benefits before the December thirty-first cutoff date can easily slip your mind.

While not all health plans cover the complete cost of LASIK, many offer partial contributions or discounted rates for the procedure. Scheduling your LASIK procedure this fall not only gives you time to understand your benefits fully but can also help you avoid missing out on restoring your vision with LASIK this calendar year.

If you have decided to restore your clear, crisp vision with LASIK, why wait longer? Whether you have more time in your schedule, are planning for the holidays, or want to make sure you get the most out of the money you put towards health care this year, there are many reasons why fall is an ideal time to get LASIK!

Are you interested in learning if you’re a good candidate for LASIK? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Northeastern Eye Institute in Scranton, PA, today!