Looking after your eyes after LASIK laser eye surgery

If you are about to have or have just had LASIK laser eye surgery you'll want to know how to look after your eyes immediately after surgery to get the best results from your investment.

Don’t Scratch or Rub Your Eyes
While most individuals do not experience discomfort after undergoing LASIK surgery, your eyes may feel slightly tender or itchy in the days immediately after your procedure. Just be sure not to rub your eyes for at least the first week after LASIK that to ensure you do not interfere with the healing process.

Avoid Contact with Water
You’ll need to keep water out of your eyes for at least the first week after LASIK, so be sure to avoid getting soap or water in your eyes while washing your face or showering. It is also important to avoid swimming pools or saunas for two weeks after undergoing LASIK surgery.

Stay Away from Dirt and Dust
Dirt, dust, and grime can increase the risk of a post-operative eye infection. Keep your eyes safe by avoiding areas that are dusty or dirty for the first week. If you must enter these environments, consider wearing a pair of goggles or protective eyeglasses to protect your eyes.

Wear Sunglasses
The sun can lead to scarring after LASIK surgery in some patients. For this reason, it is crucial to wear sunglasses any time you go outside for at least one year following the procedure. However, as a good rule of thumb, you may want to consider wearing sunglasses outdoors at all times to reduce the risk of other eye conditions such as cataracts.

Give your London LASIK surgeon a call for more information about what you can expect after LASIK surgery. 0207 521 4641


Posted on April 8, 2013 .