Do’s & don’ts after LASIK surgery - How to have the quickest recovery
People who have already undergone laser vision correction surgery would definitely know how quick are the vision recovery and how easy the entire process of surgery is from beginning to end. There are few dos and don’ts one must strictly follow after LASIK laser eye surgery.
DO’s after the surgery
- Go home and sleep, when you are resting make sure to cover the eyes with the eye shield for 10 days as recommended by your doctor. This eye shield is to protect your operated eyes from getting any type of injury.
- You should use eye drops as per the prescription and follow-up for eye examination even though your eye feels better.
- Clean your eyelid margins from the next day of surgery with sterile tissues.
- You would definitely have mild pain or discomfort after the treatment, for the mild pain you can take paracetamol pill. But, if the pain is unbearable, seek your doctor’s advice immediately.
- Make sure you stay at home resting for the remainder of the day to avoid any discomfort.
- Blink your eyes gently and frequently after the LASIK surgery.
- In the beginning, your vision may be blurred or deformed. Your eye would also seem red or bloodshot. This will take few days to recover. Be aware of falling or bumping into objects with unclear vision.
- You can watch TV, read and use your computer or laptop after few hours of your surgery.
- You should eat your regular food.
DON’Ts after the surgery
- Don’t drive on the day of your treatment. Make sure you have someone to drive you home.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes or touching it with a handkerchief. It’s common to have some eye irritation or discharge after the surgery.
- At least for next 4-6 weeks from the surgery, you shouldn’t carry heavy loads such as large grocery bag.
- Do not expose your eyes to dusty or smoky environments. Make sure you wear eyeglasses while stepping out of your home.
- Skip your work-out for next 1-2 weeks.
- Avoid using eyeliner or any eye cosmetics for at least one month.
- You shouldn’t swim or use a spa or hot tub for one month.
- Avoid head bath for at least 2 weeks in order to prevent water splash into the eye.
- Quit smoking and alcohol consumption till you recover.
- Do not keep your eyes opened for extended periods of time.