How long should you wear sunglasses after LASIK?
Sunglasses should be worn continuously at least the first 24 hours after LASIK treatment. If sensitivity continues, sunglasses should continue to be worn regularly. Within a few days after LASIK treatment, sensitivity should be minimal and the eyes should feel less dry and itchy.
Can I go outside the day after LASIK?
The first week after LASIK is the most critical time for healing, so the doctors at 20/20 will ask that you do not travel outside of the country during that time.
Should I avoid sunlight after LASIK?
In those first days after LASIK surgery, it is of the utmost importance that patients avoid direct sunlight and bright lights as much as possible. This will help reduce discomfort and help with the healing process. Patients are advised to wear sunglasses in order to reduce problems with light sensitivity.
How long do you need to rest after LASIK?
The immediate recovery period for LASIK generally lasts six to 12 hours, but it varies by patient, depending on several factors. Most patients see clearly within 24 hours after vision correction surgery, but others take two to five days to recover.
How do you wash your face after LASIK?
It’s a good idea to take your time applying face wash. Carefully and gently rinse your cleanser away without splashing water. Consider avoiding your forehead entirely, as the soap is more likely to trickle down from that area. When it comes time to dry your face, gently pat your skin with a towel and avoid your eyes.
Can you drink caffeine after LASIK?
Before and after your LASIK procedure it is advised that you avoid caffeinated drinks, including coffee. Caffeine can cause your eyes to feel dry, which can make it more difficult for you to fully relax during and after the procedure.
What if I accidentally rub my eye after LASIK?
If your eyes or eyelids are accidentally rubbed or bumped, there is a chance the flap could be displaced following LASIK or that the corneal epithelium could be disturbed following PRK.
How long after LASIK can I sleep without goggles?
You are advised to wear the goggles while you sleep for a week to two weeks after surgery, when your eyes will be at their most vulnerable to damage if you scratch or otherwise disturb them.
Can you cry after LASIK?
It’s okay to cry after LASIK. Whether your eyes are watery or you happen to cry for an emotional reason, natural tears won’t harm the corneal flaps or hinder the healing process. Crying can actually help keep your eyes lubricated.
Can you sleep on your side after LASIK?
At bedtime, wear your eye shield for at least one week if you sleep on your back or side, and two weeks if you sleep on your stomach. This will prevent you from rubbing your eyes during asleep. In terms of activity, light exercise is permissible, but excessive workouts should be avoided for at least five days.
How long after LASIK Can I see 20 20?
During a LASIK procedure, a laser is used to change the shape of one or both corneas to improve vision. According to the American Refractive Surgery Council, more than 90% of LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better after 2 to 3 months of post-surgery recovery.