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Experience the swift and virtually pain-free LASIK vision correction, lasting only 5 to 15 minutes. Many find their vision enhanced within 24 hours, with immediate post-surgery improvements for some.

After a brief nap with protective eye shields, wearing them while sleeping is advised during the initial days to prevent unintended eye-rubbing. Avoiding eye-rubbing during the early healing stage is crucial.

Witness the surprising speed of eyesight recovery post-LASIK, usually allowing a return to the normal routine within a week. Post-operative care is paramount for optimal healing and comfort. Follow these tips to maximize your LASIK experience:

  • Schedule Follow-Up Appointments: Arrange follow-up visits with your eye doctor for the first three months, with annual eye exams thereafter.
  • Follow Your Doctor’s Directions: Critical follow-ups allow personalized adjustments based on your healing response. Refer to our post-operative LASIK care guide for added assistance.

Post-LASIK Follow-Up Care Timeline:

The first week: Prescribed eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation, and dryness.

The first few months: Monitoring the healing process for comfort and visual acuity.

Returning to Normal Activities After LASIK:

  • Return to work within a day or two, following your doctor’s instructions.
  • Driving is typically safe after one day.
  • Wear sunglasses for the first week.
  • Read in moderation initially.
  • Avoid eye makeup for one week.
  • No eye-rubbing for a month.
  • No exercise for a week.
  • Avoid swimming, hot tubs, whirlpools, gardening, and dusty environments for one week.
  • Abstain from contact sports that risk eye injury for a month.
  • Smoking is allowed, but it may irritate your eyes.
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PRK Recovery:

Similar to LASIK, PRK corrects vision issues, but recovery may take slightly longer due to procedural differences. Individual healing times vary, so discuss this with your LASIK surgeon.