How long after LASIK until I can rub my eyes?
As a general rule, you should completely avoid rubbing the eyes for the first two weeks post-op. After this time, it is okay to gently rub your eyes, although it is always best to avoid eye rubbing if possible whether you have had LASIK or not.
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.
How long after LASIK can I shower without goggles?
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 you ever rub your eyes again after LASIK?
As a good rule of thumb, you should only put light pressure (with no rubbing) on the eyes for the first two weeks post-op. After this time, and for a couple of months, it is okay to gently rub your eyes.
What happens if you accidentally rub your eyes 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.
What helps your eyes heal faster after LASIK?
Tips For Fast Recovery After LASIK Eye Surgery
- Keep your follow-up appointments. The day following your LASIK procedure, you will have a checkup. …
- Take it easy. …
- Luxuriate with a bath. …
- Use eye drops as recommended. …
- Play no sports. …
- Wear eye protection. …
- Dim light is recommended. …
- Make it all about you!
Is Crying harmful 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 I 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 happens if you don’t wear sunglasses after LASIK?
That means even on cloudy days, you should still wear sunglasses. The sun’s brightness could cause discomfort after LASIK and while you recover. Also, after LASIK, going outside without sunglasses could cause your vision to become cloudy. When this happens, it’s called a corneal haze.
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 many days after LASIK Can I wash my hair?
Keep your eyes away from dust, pollen, or other particles in the air. If you happen to get something in your eyes, flush your eyes with artificial tears. This method will allow you to remove anything in your eyes without rubbing them. Refrain from washing your hair for a few days after LASIK.
Can I take a hot bath after LASIK?
For the hot tub, you should plan on waiting at least two weeks after surgery. As for getting in the pool, lake, or ocean, you’ll want to make sure you wait at least three weeks before swimming. Once again, you’ll want to take into account your levels of water-based activity and vacations when scheduling PRK surgery.