6 Precautions to Take After LASIK Surgery

by | Jan 15, 2018 | Eye Care


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If you’re tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses and basically living with all the hassle and stress that comes with, then undergoing LASIK surgery might be the best decision for you. Here’s a look at a few precautions you’ll want to take after you undergo the procedure:

Take the day off

Healio says sleeping for a few hours after the procedure can help improve your epithelial recovery so don’t schedule anything. Clear your calendar for the next 6 to 8 hours or even the whole day. Rest. This will help improve you get back on your feet sooner.

Bring a friend or family

Bring someone along for the surgery. You’ll need someone to drive you to and from the LASIK Center. Make arrangements in advance so your friends or family can fix their schedule beforehand.

Use the eye drop

Some experience irritation and dry eyes after the procedure. That’s normal. Use the eye drops your doctor provided you with. Be sure to wash your hands before using the eye drops.

Wear protective gear

Be sure to wear protective eye wear whenever you sleep or nap. This is to prevent you from rubbing your eyes in your sleep. Doing so could lead to nasty infections so keeping that protective eye wear is essential.

Talk to your doctor

If you think there’s something wrong or if you’re experiencing too much pain or discomfort, get in touch with your doctor right away. A good precautionary measure to start with is to find a reliable and
trustworthy doctor and LASIK Center. Knowing you’re in good hands helps reduce a lot of the worry and anxiety you might feel after the surgery.

Follow doctor’s instructions

Don’t try to overdo it. Skip your gym time and keep from reading, using the computer or driving until your doctor gives you the go-ahead.

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