7: What to Do After LASIK Surgery
Celebrate the “new you”! Even though the procedure only takes minutes, the results of LASIK surgery are amazing and life-changing. There’s no reason not to celebrate! (Just make sure you take some time to rest first.)
You may be anxious to get out and experience life without glasses or contact lenses. However, as with any kind of surgery, it’s important that you follow your doctor’s instructions following the procedure…
Immediately after LASIK, the doctor will have you rest for a bit. Then, you will be free to go home. Someone else must drive, since your eyes need a little time to adjust. At home, you should just relax for the rest of the day.
You may be able to go to work the next day, but many doctors advise a couple of days of rest instead. They also recommend no strenuous exercise for up to a week, since this can traumatize the eye and affect healing. You should also avoid rubbing your eye immediately following surgery.
Get proper rest, use any prescribed medications as directed, and call your doctor immediately if you suspect a problem. Follow these simple instructions, and you’ll be ready to get out and start living your new life…free of contacts and glasses!
Now that you know what to expect after LASIK surgery, you can trust in us to meet your vision needs. Our physicians at Eye Centers of Florida have years of experience in laser vision correction and other corrective eye procedures, and will help you decide which procedure is best suited to correcting your vision problems. If you have further questions or if you would like more information contact us online, call (239) 320-7342, or connect with Eye Centers of Florida on Facebook.