A Guide to Post-LASIK Facial Cleansing
Generally speaking, you should wait at least 24 hours after LASIK before washing your face.
This is the same guideline that we give our patients for showering.
As with showering, you need to avoid getting soap and water in your eyes for a minimum of several days.
How many days after Lasik can I wash my face?
Washing eyes is not a good habit and not advised by the doctors, but you may wash your face with eyes closed the next day after LASIK using your usual face wash or soap. Q Should coloured contact lenses be avoided for at least the first 6 months? Ans. The doctor will guide you after the procedure.
What should I avoid after Lasik?
1 to 2 weeks post LASIK: You can usually begin exercising within a week after LASIK surgery, but you should continue to avoid contact sports for at least a month. Wear sunglasses when out in the sun to protect your eyes from the ultraviolet light, and use the provided eye drops to minimize dry eyes.
When can I get water in my eyes after Lasik?
Answer: Three weeks following surgery there is usually not an issue with getting a little water in the eye from the shower. Many LASIK centers typically allow patients to shower normally after just 1-2 weeks.
What should I avoid after laser eye surgery?
In the weeks after surgery, try to avoid strenuous exercise or impact, which can dislodge the healing cornea. You should also refrain from wearing eye make up for at least a week and try to avoid getting soap or shampoo near your eyes. Avoid rubbing your eyes too, even if they feel itchy.