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What You Need To Know Post-LASIK Surgery

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Since receiving FDA approval in the 1990’s, LASIK Vision Correction has safely and effectively improved the eyesight for millions of people. An estimated 600,000 LASIK procedures are performed yearly in the U.S. and that number is on the rise. If you’re thinking about LASIK, you may want to know what to expect after this life-changing procedure.

What to Expect After Surgery:

The healing process starts immediately after your surgery and your doctor will recommend that you go home and rest for the remainder of the day. You may experience temporary burning and expect blurry vision immediately after surgery, but the this should improve by the next morning. Your eyesight should stabilize and continue to improve within a few days, although in rare cases it may take several weeks or longer. For most people, vision improves immediately.

Important Things to Remember NOT to Do:

  • No rubbing your eyes! If you rub your eyes you could shift the corneal flap – it’s important that the corneal flap heals and adheres securely to your cornea.
  • No eye makeup for one (1) week.
  • No swimming or hot tubs for two (2) weeks (chlorinated water irritates eyes and bacteria could be in the water).
  • No working out or heavy lifting for one (1) week after surgery.

Important Things to Remember TO Do:

Follow-up appointments are a must for 3-6 months after surgery to monitor your vision and eye health. If you experience dry eyes, glare or halos, please know that most of these symptoms should be gone or reduced by your six-month follow up visit. Knowing what to expect and how to handle the “after” of eye surgery will help prepare you for life after LASIK.

To learn more about how LASIK surgery can improve your life, contact Eye Center of Texas today to schedule a free consultation.

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