If you’re wondering if you can get LASIK while pregnant… first, congratulations!
We advise that pregnant women wait until a few months after childbirth before undergoing laser vision correction. When a woman is pregnant, her hormones change, and these alterations can make the outcome of LASIK surgery less dependable.
Additionally, the medications that are often used to increase the patient’s comfort during the procedure can pose an unnecessary risk to the child. With oral medications, as well as the antibiotic and steroid eye drops prescribed for LASIK recovery, the side effects for a developing child are still unknown. Therefore, it is safest for the child if mothers undergo the procedure after childbirth.
If you are interested in laser vision correction and are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, we recommend making an appointment for an eye exam to determine the health of the eyes as well as to record a current vision prescription. A few months after childbirth, when your hormone levels have returned to normal, a second eye exam can be performed to ensure your vision prescription has remained stable. At that time, your candidacy for LASIK surgery can be accurately determined.
To learn more about LASIK and which laser eye surgery treatment is best for you to free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, please book online for a free laser vision assessment on our website today.