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Out of all of the great questions that our patients ask us about LASIK, the one that we hear the most is probably “What can I expect from the post-LASIK recovery?” Since blade-free, all-laser LASIK is a surgical procedure, many people tend to assume that there is a lengthy recovery period. That isn’t the case. Most people can return to their regular routines the day after their procedure.

There’s a slight chill in the California air, which signals that winter holidays are just around the corner. You will likely have some extra time off work and some fun events on your schedule.

If you’ve been thinking about getting blade-free, all-laser LASIK, now is the ideal time! Here are five reasons why you should consider scheduling your LASIK procedure this holiday season:

Driving is arguably the most popular mode of transportation in America. In fact, there are over 200 million licensed drivers in the United States. From embarking on a long road trip to running a few errands, driving is a big part of our daily lives.

It’s no secret that driving is a very visual activity. As a driver, you have to be able to see clearly to keep yourself and others safe on the road. That’s why the DMV performs a vision test when you receive or renew your license. Blade-free, all-laser LASIK can improve your driving experience.

Woman with her LASIK checklistSo, you’ve decided that you want to enjoy day-to-day life without the need for corrective eyewear. You want to wake up in the morning without fumbling around for your glasses, and you want to fall asleep at night without remembering to take your contacts out.

The term LASIK is generally used to describe any form of laser eye surgery that is performed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Today, it would be hard to find someone who hasn’t heard of LASIK, because the procedure is a safe and effective way to improve visual acuity and eliminate the need for glasses and contacts.

Recently, Nintendo has been promoting a new game package for its handheld DS system. The package, called Flash Focus, is a series of exercises for your eyes, ostensibly to stave off vision loss that occurs as we age. Very popular in Japan, Nintendo is hoping to target a different sector of the American market with this product. The question is: if you want better vision, can eye exercises help?