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Laser Eye Surgery For Skiing, Snowboarding And Other Winter Sports

Posted: Nov 22 2017

As the weather gets colder, it’s the perfect time to engage in active winter pursuits such as skiing, snowboarding and skating. If you’re a glasses or contact lens user who enjoys winter activities, you’ve probably experienced the inconvenience of misted-up glasses or dry eyes in the snow and ice. So, why not opt for laser eye surgery for your winter sporting pursuits?

High quality vision

Not only will you banish the need to pack a spare pair of contacts, with laser eye surgery, you’re also likely to see the scenery in much more clarity than you ever did before. One of our patients was overjoyed at the detail and definition they could see on their first skiing holiday following laser eye surgery, savouring the sight of “every contour of the snow in high detail.” This could be your reality, too; following LASIK surgery with OCL, 100% of patients with common prescriptions can now see with 20/20 vision or better.

Resistant to bumps and falls

Ideally we’d all like to ski like Winter Olympians, gliding gracefully down the slopes without ever misjudging our speed. In reality, however, sports like skiing involve an awful lot of potential for mishaps. For a glasses wearer, this can be disastrous; if you wear contacts, you might need to adjust them if you have a fall (not easy in sub-zero temperatures!) If you undergo laser eye surgery before taking part in winter sports, as long as your eyes have had enough time to heal you’ll be back on your feet in no time.


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Allow enough recovery time

If your skiing holiday is already booked for next week, laser eye surgery is probably an unrealistic option for this year’s retreat. As a rule, it takes 24-48 hours for your eyesight to return to normal following laser eye surgery – but you will need to wait up to a week or more before skiing or snowboarding, to ensure that your corneal tissue has healed sufficiently.

Stay active all year round

You might decide to have laser eye surgery purely to support your winter sporting activities, but you’ll benefit from its transformative power all year round too. If you’re an active person who likes to swim, surf and play team sports, you’ll enjoy the convenience and enhanced vision that laser eye surgery provides, 365 days a year.


Snowball fight


Do you want to learn more? You can read more about the risks of LASIK surgery to understand more about possible risks and side-effects.

Contact us for a consultation

If you’re already looking forward to a winter of fun, why not take the plunge and enquire about laser eye surgery today. Contact us to book a consultation with OCL today.


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