One of the most popular “cosmetic” surgeries of the face is an eyelid lift. Many times people have this simple and affordable procedure performed to improve the cosmetics of the upper face and eye area. Others seek this treatment because the eyelid skin begins to hang over the outside eyelashes which may result in visual obstruction, losing some of their peripheral vision. Often times this reduced visual field is not noticed by the patients until the skin is lifted during the examination process. Because the loose skin may affect our visual fields, many insurance companies Will provide coverage for the procedure with a prior authorization which is obtained by the surgeon’s office. The patient then is able to improve their field of view and have a more refreshed look with a common and simple procedure.