At VISTAeyes, we are often asked this question by our female patients.
If you are pregnant, laser eye surgery is not recommended. As a general rule, eye surgeons will not perform surgery or give medications to pregnant patients, if at all possible.
If you are breastfeeding, Dr Wolfe will assess your individual situation on a case by case basis.
Considering laser eye surgery before pregnancy?
If you are planning to start a family but are not pregnant, it may be a convenient time for you to consider laser eye surgery. This way, you can achieve clear vision before beginning your pregnancy journey.
After pregnancy, when the baby arrives, many female patients want to be free from the restrictions and inconvenience of wearing glasses and contact lenses. Searching for glasses in the middle of the night or finding the time to hygienically clean contact lenses is tiresome when you trying to juggle the challenges of parenthood – and therefore simplifying your life as much as possible is a good idea.
Find out more about laser eye surgery – LASIK eye surgery.
To ensure it’s safe for you to go ahead with laser eye surgery, always seek the advice of your eye surgeon and disclose all known medical conditions.
All medical procedures have benefits, risks and possible complications. If you have any queries regarding laser eye surgery please contact us.