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.