Fall is approaching, but your vision is getting hazy. If you undergo LASIK eye surgery, will your eyes recover in time to enjoy the season? Our ophthalmologists have the answer.
How Long Is The Recovery Period for LASIK?
Your vision starts improving as early as 24 hours after the operation. Day by day, your vision will continue to improve. However, it can take anywhere from three to six months post-operation before you realize the entirety of LASIK surgery benefits.
How Can I Get the Most Out of My Recovery?
You want to experience the best results possible after your laser eye surgery. A comfortable recovery with minor to non-existent complications is ideal to achieve optimum results. Consider following the medical suggestions below to reduce the likelihood of post-surgery complications.
Follow the Doctor’s Orders
You should listen to your ophthalmologist first and foremost. You trusted the doctor to perform sensitive laser treatment on your eyes. So you should trust the doctor’s advice post-care. Sometimes, your doctor’s advice may conflict with the advice you’ve read online or heard from other patients. You should keep in mind that every patient is different. Only the doctor who performed your surgery (in tandem with your primary care doctor) knows what is best for you individually.
Avoid Scratching and Rubbing Your Eyes
Scratching and rubbing your eyes can irritate your eyes and cause an eye infection. Eye irritation and infection delay your recovery. As a preemptive measure to avoid eye irritation and sensitivity, the doctor will provide eyedrops and prescription medication (if necessary) to reduce or eliminate eye discomfort.
Avoid Natural and Artificial Sunlight
The corneal flap of your eyes needs protection. They are vulnerable to damage if you expose them to natural and artificial heat and radiation too soon after your operation. Therefore, you should avoid sunbathing and tanning for a minimum of two weeks after the surgery.
Experienced LASIK Doctor in Massachusetts
Fall has so much to offer, from pumpkin patches and beautiful foliage to crisp weather and sunny days that aren’t too bright to enjoy. If your vision is going bad, then getting eye surgery before the fall is a good idea. If you get laser eye surgery this month, then you should be healed in time to appreciate the splendor of fall. Contact North Suburban Eye Associates, P.C. to set up a LASIK eye surgery appointment today. Call one of our offices here.