3 of the Best Winter Activities to Try in Hudson Valley after LASIK - Cheema MD Eye Care

3 of the Best Winter Activities to Try in Hudson Valley after LASIK


Imagine waking up and seeing the world around you clearly without having to put in your contact lenses or find your glasses. This could be your reality after LASIK. 

LASIK can correct common refractive errors, including farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism, allowing you to significantly reduce your dependence on glasses or contacts during winter and every other season.

Keep reading to learn more about which winter activities you can enjoy in Hudson Valley after LASIK

1. Ice Skating at Bear Mountain Ice Rink

Winter is the perfect time to lace up those skates and go ice skating at Bear Mountain Ice Rink for winter fun with loved ones in Hudson Valley. But hitting the rink with glasses can impair your peripheral vision.

Glasses may keep slipping down your nose. They can also fly off your face and break when you’re skating. 

Even a small breath can fog up your glasses, and then you can’t see. You can easily hurt yourself or others when you temporarily can’t see due to the fog.

If you wear contact lenses, you’re more likely to experience dry eyes from the ice and snow. You may also have eye irritation, which can feel like your contacts and eyes are freezing over even though they’re not. 

All these can make your contacts feel pretty uncomfortable because of the lack of lubrication. Don’t forget contacts can dislodge or pop out at any point.

With LASIK, you can achieve crystal-clear vision. After your procedure and the short recovery period that follows, you can look forward to ice skating minus the hassles of glasses or contact lenses. 

You’ll get all the benefits from being outside, which is everything from fresh air, an unforgettable outing with friends and a memorable family pastime. It’s not guaranteed you won’t fall on the rink, but if you do after LASIK, that’s okay. 

You’ll not have to worry about losing a contact lens or breaking your glasses. You can simply embrace the fall, laugh it off, and get back on your feet. Besides, it’ll make the day all the more fun.

2. Snow Tubing at Windham Mountain

When you’re looking for exciting things to do on your next adventure, you don’t want to pass up snow tubing. Snow tubing at Windham Mountain is the ultimate way to spend quality time with friends and family. 

Everyone will have a blast going downhill and then up, riding up on the conveyor belt, looking out at the beautiful scenery before them.

But before you hit the slopes, it’s important to safeguard your eyes from the damaging UV light. 

Polarized snow goggles that offer 100 percent UV protection can shield your eyes from the blinding snow and harmful UVA and UVB rays. However, wearing them over your glasses can be an issue.

The goggles may not form a proper seal. As a result, warm breath that rises in cool air will be trapped inside the goggles, making your glasses fog up. Contact lenses are never exactly convenient.

They can dry out in the cold air, causing discomfort, irritation, and eyestrain. As you can see, you may undergo a handful of challenges when snow tubing with prescription lenses. LASIK can help you avoid all these problems. 

Most LASIK patients end up with excellent vision after LASIK, which could be your reality as well. If you get LASIK now, your eyes will have enough time to heal, and you can go snow tubing with family and friends in no time. 

Not only will you get rid of your glasses or contacts after LASIK, but you’ll also see everything with more clarity than ever before. After LASIK, you’ll get to see the fantastic landscape in high definition, relish the crisp air gushing at your face, and experience the thrill of speed without the inconvenience of contacts drying out or foggy glasses. 

You can sit down, hold tight, and enjoy the ride. 

3. Hot Chocolate by the Fire

When the temperatures plummet and snow covers the Hudson Valley, one of the silver linings of freezing weather is spending cozy moments by the fire enjoying mugs of hot chocolate. Drinking hot chocolate is not only soothing and comforting but also great for your brain and cardiovascular health. 

If you’re up for it, you can make this simple pleasure even more unforgettable by playing games with friends or family. From Monopoly and jigsaw puzzles to UNO and Scrabble, games create an enjoyable evening. 

With glasses or contact lenses, the entire experience is likely to be a struggle. There are many fog triggers for glasses. For instance, drinking hot chocolate can cause your glasses to steam up.

It can be annoying when your lenses become foggy after every sip.On the other hand, the high temperatures that fireplaces and heaters produce can be quite drying to your eyes, especially if you wear contact lenses. 

Contact lenses that are dried out can be very uncomfortable. LASIK enables you to fully immerse yourself in the moment, unencumbered by the inconveniences of visual aids. 

No more squinting through steamed-up glasses or dealing with irritated eyes from dried-out contacts. LASIK gives you a permanent vision upgrade. 

You won’t have to struggle to see which piece of the puzzle goes where or the location of properties to buy in Monopoly. Instead, you can focus on the fun stuff that LASIK affords you without corrective lenses. 

Enjoy a Life without Contacts or Glasses

Getting LASIK at Cheema MD Eye Care can give you unmatched visual freedom so you can enjoy all the winter activities in Hudson Valley, worry-free. Plus, you’ll see all the fine details you’ve been missing with clarity like never before. 

Want to improve the quality of your vision and life? Schedule an appointment at Cheema MD Eye Care in Kingston, NY, today to find out if LASIK is right for you!

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