LASIK Is A Good Option For Parents

Last Updated February 25, 2016

Family eye care should put the parent's vision firstNo question about it, taking care of young kids is easier when you can see well without needing glasses or contact lenses – and this is why family eye care should focus on putting parents’ vision first. If you’re a mom or dad with vision that relies on corrective lenses, you’ve probably run a few emergency scenarios through your head like: What if I woke up with the house on fire and I couldn’t find my glasses? How would I get my children out of the house to safety? The instinct to protect and provide for the safety of their children is one of the main reasons parents consider LASIK to correct their vision.

But safety isn’t the only issue for parents wearing glasses or contacts. Being fed up with smeared and scratched lenses from little sticky fingers grabbing at glasses or bent frames from babies’ almost obsessive need to pull glasses off of mom or dad’s face. Worry over glasses getting knocked off and broken from playing with older kids, whether an organized sport or just roughhousing. Glasses can definitely put a damper on the joys of parenting.

And contacts are no picnic either. Self-care takes a back seat for parents of little ones, which puts contact lens hygiene at risk. The last thing an exhausted parent wants to do once the kids are asleep (finally!) is dealing with taking contact lenses out. Not to mention, the annual cost of contacts (plus cases, solutions and drops) and glasses (plus prescription sunglasses if you are lucky) can add up to a significant line-item in the family budget.

For moms or dads who have made the decision to have LASIK, we offer the following tips for the day of surgery and the recovery time:

Published February 25, 2016