How long after LASIK Can I use regular eye drops?
Following your LASIK procedure, doctors will prescribe eye drops and directions on their use. Typically, these eyedrops are to be used for approximately one week after LASIK. Artificial tears help you heal too, so you might use a lot of those as well.
How do you put drops in after LASIK?
To insert the drops gently pull down on the lower eyelid and insert in the pocket created. Gently release the lower lid. Make sure not to touch your eye to the bottle tip. Close your eyes for 30 seconds after putting in the drops.
Do you have to use eye drops forever after LASIK?
After your LASIK surgery, make sure to speak with your ophthalmologist. They might have a few recommendations. Then, use your eye drops every hour for the first few days after the procedure. As the days pass, you can cut back on how often you use the drops.
What do the eye drops after LASIK do?
Eye drops are an essential part of the LASIK recovery process as they help to reduce inflammation and dry eye symptoms. It’s important for patients to follow the recommended medication directions to ensure a smooth recovery.
Can I sleep on my 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.
Is it OK to watch TV after LASIK surgery?
While it’s tempting to use that time to catch up on emails or text people about your experience, you need to give your eyes a break. It’s fine to watch TV after taking a nap following your LASIK procedure. However, smaller digital screens can irritate your eyes immediately after surgery.
How long do I use steroid drops after LASIK?
Starting the first day after your LASIK eye surgery:
Continue to use your Ocuflox (ofloxacin) antibiotic drop and your Prednisolone Acetate steroid drop four times a day for one week.
How long will eyes feel scratchy after LASIK?
It is normal and expected for patients to experience a sensation of grittiness or a sandy feeling in the eye following the procedure. This sensation usually tends to resolve itself over the first 1-3 months.
How many days after LASIK can I wash my face?
Generally speaking, you should wait at least 24 hours after LASIK before washing your face. This is the same guideline that we give our patients for showering. As with showering, you need to avoid getting soap and water in your eyes for a minimum of several days.
How long is vision blurry after LASIK?
While you will see better the day after surgery, your vision may be a bit blurry or hazy immediately afterward. These temporary vision difficulties usually clear up after the first few weeks. However, it can take about 2 – 3 months before your vision fully stabilizes and your eyes completely heal.
Can you overuse eye drops after LASIK?
They are more gentle on your eyes than drops with preservatives, and they’re widely available at a reasonable price. However, we do not recommend extended use of over-the-counter eye drops unless advised by your eye doctor.
Is ofloxacin eye drops safe?
Ofloxacin eye drops may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: eye burning or discomfort. eye stinging or redness.