5 things you should do in the week after #LASIK #LaserEyeSurgery for best results

LASIK surgery is life changing. Life without glasses and contact lenses is liberating and the commonest thing we hear is - 'I wish I'd done it earlier!'

LASIK surgery depends on some very sophisticated technology. Unlike LASEK which is a surface only type of laser eye surgery, LASIK involves making a very thin flap (1/10 of a millimeter) in the cornea, under which vision correction is performed. 

1. Don't rub your eyes! - Eye rubbing can create micro-wrinkles or worse still even move the flap in the first few days which can affect your final visual result.

2. Wear protective goggles at night - we'll give you these. They're designed to stop anything happening to the eye whilst you're asleep

3. Keep your hands clean, particularly when putting eye drops - this avoids causing an infection

4. Don't let tap water get into your eye - you need to be careful when washing your face or hair. Tap water can contain various bugs that can cause infections after surgery.

5. Keep your eyes well lubricated! - its normal for the surface of the eye to get a little dry after LASIK and it's important to keep the eyes moisturised with regular use of lubricant drops. Even more so if you go back to work and spend a lot of time on a computer.

You'll be given goggles to wear for one week after your laser eye surgery

You'll be given goggles to wear for one week after your laser eye surgery



Posted on February 28, 2016 .