When your upper or lower eyelids become droopy or appear to sag, there’s no doubt it can be a real drag. It’s often viewed as a cosmetic issue that people get corrected in order to enjoy a more youthful appearance. However, if your eyelids are affecting your vision and irritating your eyes, the problem is deeper than that. Many people mistakenly believe that insurance will not cover an eyelid lift or eyelid blepharoplasty for any reason, but that isn’t true. Many insurance carriers will cover eyelid surgery if there’s an obstruction of your visual field.
As we age, the skin and muscles around our eyes can lose their elasticity, causing our upper lids to sink down into our field of vision. This can constrict our field of vision and affect our lives in a variety of ways. Nerve damage, eye injuries, certain diseases and muscle issues can also cause drooping eyelids. Whatever the cause, anyone who has experienced them can agree on one thing — the condition is uncomfortable.
If you suffer from droopy eyelids, you may notice that you have problems seeing like you used to. In some cases, it may be only one eyelid that dips down into your field of vision, while in other cases it’s both. When your eyelid covers all or a portion of your pupil, you may decide that the vision problem is hard to live with. You could also suffer from watery or dry eyes as well, which leads to even more discomfort.
By tailoring and repairing the skin around your eyes, Dr. Byron Wilkes can restore your full field of vision while also giving you a more youthful appearance. Enjoy trips to the pumpkin patch with your grandkids, family dinners and scenic road trips without the annoyance and stress of something blocking your vision! You have the option to take back your quality of life, and we’re here to help you do it.
Dr. Wilkes also offers a variety of cosmetic services such as forehead lifts, Kybella, brow lifts and more! For more information, contact us today to schedule your personal consultation! We look forward to seeing you!