Recovery from LASIK

When it comes to LASIK, there’s no real wrong time to get it done. That being said, there may be times that are more convenient for you. Different parts of the year can be busy or slow, all depending on your work life and the things you like to do. Spring is often a good time to get LASIK, since you can get ready for a summer full of vacation and adventure without glasses or contacts. But recovery from LASIK surgery may not be as quick as you thought. Keep reading to learn more about LASIK and full recovery from it.

Right After Surgery

You will need to arrange for a ride for the day of your LASIK surgery, as you will not be allowed to drive home. Your doctor will send you home after surgery with strict instructions to rest for the first few hours following surgery. You may want to lie on the couch or just go to sleep in your room.

During the first few days following LASIK, it is not uncommon to feel some eye pain, along with irritation and weeping. You may also feel like you have a piece of sand in your eye that can be a little obnoxious. Often, you’ll be given a patch or shield to wear over your eye for twenty four hours a day for the first few days. This is especially important to wear when you sleep, since rubbing your eye or eyelid as your eye heals can cause unfortunate complications. Your eyes may also be sensitive to light and your vision may be blurry for the first few days. We recommend not having any major plans for a few days after your surgery, just in case you do happen to experience some of these side effects.

If you want to learn more about recovery and what a good timeline to expect is, give us a call at (847) 677-2794 to schedule a consultation. We would love to help you plan out your LASIK procedure.

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