Question: Can You Rub Your Eyes After PRK?

You should not rub your eyes for 2 months after LASIK and PRK.

You do not want to displace the corneal flap in LASIK or loosen the corneal epithelium in PRK.

It should be safe to rub the eyes 1 month after PCRI/AK and SMILE.

When will my vision reach its full potential?

How do you not rub your eyes after Lasik?

Again, it is important not to rub or bump your eyes for several days after LASIK to prevent the flap from being dislodged and to minimize the odds for infection.

Can you ever rub your eyes after Lasik?

As mentioned above, do not rub your eyes after LASIK eye surgery. During your LASIK recovery time, the corneal flap is healing and although very rare, the flap can become displaced caused by rubbing the eyes.

How do I clean my eyes after PRK?

You can shower or wash your hair the day after surgery. Keep water, soap, shampoo, hair spray, and shaving lotion out of your eye, especially for the first week. Do not rub or put pressure on your eye for at least 1 week. For 1 week, do not wear eye makeup.

Can I watch TV after PRK?

Most patients are able to see well enough to drive 6 – 7 days after their procedure, with the doctor’s approval. ❖ It is not unusual to feel some discomfort following PRK.