LASIK Can Prevent Contact that Puts You at Risk for COVID

October 3rd, 2020
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With heightened concerns over COVID-19, people wearing glasses and contacts are seriously considering LASIK surgery. Do you really want to be taking your contacts in and out multiple times per day or touching your face to adjust your glasses in the middle of a global pandemic? Maybe it’s time to explore your options with the best eye doctors in greater Phoenix. Swagel Wootton Eye Institute is a full-service eye clinic that performs LASIK surgery and provides eyeglass and contact care.

COVID-19 could cause unusual eye problems, including red blood vessels, excessive watering, swollen eyelids, sensitivity to light and irritation. Although these symptoms typically occur in those with a severe infection, it’s another factor to consider if you’re already thinking about LASIK surgery.

Contact Lenses and COVID

It’s important to carefully wash your hands before putting in or taking out your contact lenses. Contacts may pose an additional risk of spreading COVID-19. This is especially true if you are not diligent in disinfecting your contacts.

Medical professionals have found the SARS-CoV-2 virus in human tears. This is the virus that causes COVID-19. Although these cases are uncommon, it’s another reason to avoid eyeglasses and eye contacts during the global pandemic. Of course, then you need another option for vision correction, which is why we suggest taking the leap and scheduling a LASIK surgery consultation at Swagel Wootton today.

Eyeglasses and COVID

Some experts suggest that eyeglasses can help you avoid a COVID-19 infection. Your eyeglasses add an extra layer of protection if someone coughs or sneezes near you. However, if you touch your face or adjust your glasses frequently during the day, it’s hard to remember to use hand sanitizer every time you do so.

When you wear eyeglasses with facemasks, eyeglasses often steam up, forcing you to choose between seeing correctly and protecting yourself with PPE. LASIK surgery provides a better solution to eyeglasses and contacts when it comes to preserving your vision and protecting yourself against COVID-19.

LASIK Surgery from the Best Eye Doctors in Phoenix

You can say goodbye to the hassle of putting your contacts in, disinfecting them and spending money on new boxes every month. Glasses can break or become lost, leaving you with blurry vision until you can find a replacement. The best alternative may be LASIK surgery that actually corrects your vision instead of masking poor eyesight.

Who Is Eligible for LASIK Surgery?

Depending on the condition causing your vision problems and your general health, you may or may not be a good candidate for LASIK surgery. the only way to find out is to come in for a no-obligation free consultation with the best eye doctors in Phoenix. We will discuss your lifestyle and goals and perform a series of tests that helped determine whether LASIK surgery would be a good option for you.

You can get started now by taking a quick self-test. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our Mesa and Chandler locations for all your eye care needs.