How long should you use eye drops after LASIK?
The frequency for using eye drops after LASIK varies from patient to patient and should be confirmed by your eye doctor. Typically, eye drops are needed approximately every 2 hours for at least 10 weeks post-LASIK. After that, you can use them at your own discretion to maintain eye lubrication and comfort.
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.
How long are preservative-free tears after LASIK?
Use one drop of preservative-free tears in each eye every two hours for the first two months after surgery.
How often can you use tears eye drops?
Usually, drops may be used as often as needed. Ointments are usually used 1 to 2 times daily as needed. If using an ointment once a day, it may be best to use it at bedtime.
Is it OK to 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 overuse eye drops after LASIK?
After the first day, you can use preservative-free eye drops after LASIK as much as you would like. The standard recommended usage is 4 times a day.
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.
Can I shower normally a week after LASIK?
Dr. Mozayeni advises patients that it is okay to bathe or shower normally the day after your LASIK eye surgery. For the first week after your LASIK surgery, it’s important to keep water, soap, hair care products and/or washing liquids away from the eye. Do not rub your eyes while bathing.
Can I use refresh pm after LASIK?
I find that Refresh PM and Refresh Celluvisc work particularly well for dry eye after LASIK or PRK laser eye surgery. The manufacturer’s website for Theratears Nutrition Omega-3 capsules. Theratears capsules contain both flax seed oil and fish oil which, in combination, work well to minimize dry eye after LASIK or PRK.
Can you overuse preservative free eye drops?
The bottled products, which have preservatives, can be safely used up to 4-6 times a day. If you need to use drops more than that, you’re usually better off using the individual, preservative free artificial tears. They can safely be used up to, say, ten times a day. You certainly could overuse those as well.
Are refresh tears preservative free?
REFRESH® DIGITAL PF
Preservative-free formula acts fast to relieve mild to moderate symptoms of eye dryness from digital device use. Protects tears from evaporating due to incomplete blinking.