Taking off your glasses and never needing them again is true freedom!
LASIK can give you that freedom. Imagine being able to open your eyes and see the world more clearly. Thanks to LASIK, it is possible. LASIK eye surgery is virtually pain-free and minimally invasive.
Below are some helpful tips for recovery.
Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes.
Your eyes may be a bit uncomfortable after the procedure. Do not touch your eyes afterward, though it may be challenging. You may wish to wear goggles, to avoid unconsciously rubbing them.
Keep your follow-up appointments.
The day following your LASIK procedure, you will have a checkup. For the next few weeks, your doctor shall monitor your progress. For best long-term results, follow your doctor’s advice to the letter.
Take it easy.
Driving immediately following LASIK surgery is not allowed. Ease your way back into your normal routine.
Your doctor may even recommend a long nap following the procedure. When you sleep, your body heals.
Avoid splashing water directly into your eyes
Do not splash water into your face. Avoid any soap or water from entering your eyes. Furthermore, pat dry your face. No rubbing your eyes or around the edges.
Use eye drops as recommended.
Your doctor will prescribe eye drops. The drops help the healing process and ensure the best results. Using them at specific times of day may be inconvenient. But without lubrication, your cornea may experience irritation. Follow your doctor’s recommendations.
Avoid direct exposure to sunlight
Avoid direct sun. Although there us no harm in being in a well-lit room after LASIK surgery but patients are advised to protect their eye from direct exposure to sunlight using sunglasses.
Make it all about you!
Rest and relax. We really cannot say it enough. Your recovery period will be shortened.
This post originally appeared on All About Vision.