There’s really never a wrong time to get LASIK. No matter when you decide to do it, you’ll experience the joy of clear vision, more self-confidence, and the freedom of no longer having to care for glasses and contacts. That being said, a summer filled with sand, sun, surf, and sports only adds to the many reasons why summer is one of the best times to get LASIK.  

Why Summer is the Best Time to Get LASIK Barry Wasserman

All that water.

Pools, water parks, beaches, the list goes on and on. If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the water, glasses and contacts can quickly get lost or broken.


If you’ve never been the person who was able to buy cute sunglasses because you always wore prescription glasses, now you can partake in all the shopping fun! But sunglasses don’t just look great, they’re also good for your eyes. Sunglasses with UV (ultra violet) protection will shield your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.

Summer sports.

Partaking in your favorite sports, especially if they’re water sports, is hard to do if you wear glasses or contacts.


Every contacts wearer has at one time or another started their first night of a vacation by realizing that they forgot their contact solution at home — which was followed by a midnight run to the hotel gift shop to buy $40 solution.

Sticky hands.

A summer day is filled with sunscreen, cold drinks, bug spray, dripping ice pops and so much more. That means running back and forth to wash your hands every time you need to fix or take out your contacts.

Foggy glasses.

If you spend your days moving from the air conditioned inside to the hot outside (then back in again), you’ve probably already noticed that your glasses fog up every time you change rooms.


Us adults may not want to admit it, but even we love a good nap. Summer vacation is the time to relax and unwind after all. But, if you’re a contacts wearer, you’ll be paying for that nap the minute you wake up with dry and irritated eyes. 


If you’re considering getting LASIK surgery, contact Dr. Barry Wasserman! Dr. Wasserman is an accomplished LASIK surgeon, pediatric ophthalmologist, and educator. As a certified AMO/VISX Excimer Laser surgeon, he performs LASIK refractive surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. He is also a board certified ophthalmologist and the Medical Director of New Jersey Eye Laser Centers at Princeton.

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