LASIK Results: After LASIK Treatment

Follow-up care/instructions and appointments at The LASIK Vision Institute are an important part of your recovery. We are committed to making sure you heal properly and are as comfortable as possible.

At your first post-operative appointment after your LASIK eye surgery, the medical team will test your vision, and the doctor will make sure your eyes are healing properly, and answer any questions you may have. It is usually ok to resume driving after this appointment.

It is important to follow the doctor’s recommendations on using the prescribed eye drops and/or medicines to lubricate your eyes. Follow the medical teams recommendations for eye protection while you sleep.  Refrain from touching or rubbing your eyes. Lotions, creams, and eye make-up should also be avoided for about 7 days after LASIK surgery or as directed by your doctor.

It’s a good idea to protect your eyes anytime you are outside, day or night, for the first 2-3 weeks following LASIK surgery. Sunglasses work well for this during the day, and clear protective glasses can be worn while out at night.

While you’ll be able to resume most activities after a day or so, you’ll want to limit strenuous activity, continue to rest your eyes, and avoid tasks that could result in getting dust or dirt in them. While many people return to work the day following their LASIK eye surgery, others take a bit more time.

Continue to avoid getting water in your eyes within the first 72 hours after a laser eye surgery procedure. Water activities such as swimming and hot tubs should be avoided for several weeks.

Reading, working on the computer and watching television can be resumed 24 hours after LASIK surgery. If necessary, you may want to keep your eyes lubricated during these activities. Each person’s healing pattern is unique so be sure to resume activities based on your doctor’s instruction and recommendation.

Learn about 1 week after LASIK eye surgery