Is Eyelid Surgery for you?
Your eyes are
one of the first things people notice, and unfortunately your eyes are also one
of the first features to show signs of aging. Hooded, sagging upper
eyelids can give you an older, tired appearance, and often
even obstruct your vision, making everyday activities like driving more
surgery can improve your vision as well as take years off your looks.
Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, is a common
outpatient surgical procedure which removes excess skin and fatty tissue from
around the eye area. Whenever eyelids are interfering
with the field of vision, causing difficulty with everyday activities such as
driving and reading, eyelid surgery can vastly improve the peripheral vision.
“Our goal at The Eye Associates is to enhance
the appearance of your eyelids without the slightest hint of a surgical look” says Dr. Prabin Mishra, Fellowship Training Cosmetic
Surgeon. “People often remark about what a dramatic difference it makes in
their looks and attitude as well as vision.”
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You’ll also be happy to know that Medicare and private insurance usually
covers “functional” eyelid surgery, when a minimum criteria of vision loss is
test, called a Visual Field, will be performed to document this loss of visual
However, cosmetic eyelid surgery is not usually covered by insurance.
“Cosmetic" is defined as a procedure that is undertaken to improve
appearance instead of visual function. While upper eyelid surgery is often considered
medical in nature, lower eyelid blepharoplasty is always considered to be
The best way to determine if you should
consider blepharoplasty surgery is simple: Look in the mirror. Do you appear
tired even though you aren't? Is the skin of your upper eyelid hanging over the
normal lid crease and nearing the eyelashes? If the answer is YES, call toll
free 1-866-865-2020 for your FREE eyelid screening at The Eye Associates today.
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