Caring For Your Eyes After LASIK

Jan 4, 2016

LASIK is an investment for your vision for the rest of your life, so it is important to protect your investment. Care of your eyes for the first few days and weeks after the procedure is paramount in the healing process and recovery for a successful outcome; In addition, regular visits to the eye doctor is strongly recommended for a lifetime.

Most people see 20/20 or better the day after their LASIK procedure, however, for the first (5) days following the LASIK procedure, the regimen for medication drops, artificial tears, eye protection and limitation of activities as directed by your surgeon is a necessity. Once you are released back to your normal activities and the medication drops have been discontinued, your eyes still have approximately (3) more months of healing. During this time period, it is recommended that you continue the use of artificial tears to assist in decreasing the likelihood of eye dryness and vision fluctuation. In order for your eye physician to fully assess your progress, following the recommendation of post-operative follow-up appointments will give you the advantage of seeing your progress and will assist the doctor in targeting any unwanted issue at the earliest possible indication.

Even though LASIK is wonderful for correcting your vision, it will be necessary to protect your vision by continuing your yearly eye health exams. Once your vision has reached its clearest level after LASIK, your eyes are still at risk of developing eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. We strongly recommend that our patients wear 100% UV protection sunglasses following LASIK any time they are outside. The only way to detect these diseases early is by having a full eye examination every 1-2 years as recommended by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry.
We are excited about your journey to visual freedom and here’s to a lifetime of healthy eyes!

We are excited about your journey to visual freedom and here’s to a lifetime of healthy eyes!