November 18, 2020
When it comes to vision correction, one of the biggest things patients need to consider is recovery. LASIK eye surgery is a simple procedure that results in years of crystal-clear eyesight, but how long will it take to recover from LASIK?
Most patients will notice improvements in vision as early as the morning after. However, LASIK recovery time can typically be up to a few weeks. During that time, you’ll want to take the steps needed to make sure your eyes heal as well as possible.
To learn more about the LASIK recovery process, here are a few things you can expect after your surgery.
LASIK Recovery Time: What You Can Expect
Your eyes will start to heal as soon as the procedure is over, but the overall recovery time for LASIK is around four to six weeks.
After your surgery, your surgeon will provide you with a few things, including eye drops. Irritated, itchy, and dry eyes are quite common after LASIK, but you want to avoid rubbing them, as this could dislodge the LASIK flap. Instead, use the eye drops to alleviate any discomfort you feel during recovery.
You’ll also get special goggles to keep your eyes protected while you sleep. You should wear them for at least a week after the surgery.
Your vision may be a little blurry after the procedure is over, so you will need to have someone drive you home. Your eyes may be more sensitive to light, as well. Increased light sensitivity is common for many patients, so it’s best to have sunglasses on hand to protect your eyes from bright lights and the sun.
When you’re home, take some time to rest your eyes and make sure you go to your post-operative appointments with your eye doctor to promote proper healing and recovery.
Tips for Resuming Normal Activity After LASIK
Most patients will be able to resume day-to-day activities and go back to work within a day or two after their LASIK procedure. However, if you want to make sure your eyes heal correctly, you’ll need to take things slow and keep the following tips in mind:
A LASIK Consultation to Learn More
With a bit of rest and the right tips, you can recover from LASIK eye surgery with ease. For more information about the recovery time for LASIK and how you can promote proper healing after your surgery, schedule a consultation at Kremer Eye Center.
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