Can Eyelid Surgery Improve My Vision?
If heavy or sagging eyelids seem to be a worsening concern for your vision, an eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty or an “eyelid lift,” may be an ideal option to improve your visual field. Many patients who struggle with upper eyelid skin sloping past their eyelashes, referred to as “hooding,” have been able to alleviate obstructed peripheral views and enjoy a fuller field of vision after this procedure.
There are a variety of factors that contribute to this common issue, including the natural aging process, genetics, and the environment. Whatever the reason for the delicate eyelid skin losing its elasticity, undergoing eyelid surgery can offer several advantages. This treatment can help individuals:
- Eliminate sagging, excess skin, and fat accumulations from the upper lids
- Restore the supportive structure of the eyelids to open your range of vision
- Enhance the area around the eyes for a more youthful appearance
In some cases, eyelid surgery performed to improve a vision obstruction may even be partially covered by medical insurance if it is considered a medical necessity.
To find out if blepharoplasty can be utilized to improve impaired vision caused by drooping upper eyelid skin, it’s best to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Brian Braithwaite or Dr. Lorri Cobbins at The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago. Contact our office today to learn more.