Can You See Right After Lasik?

Your eye doctor or LASIK surgeon typically will see you the day after your surgery to check your visual acuity and make sure your eyes are healthy and healing properly.

Most patients are legal for driving (without eyeglasses or contact lenses) and are able to return to work the day after their LASIK procedure.

Can you see immediately after Lasik surgery?

Your doctor will likely want to see you 24 – 48 hours after your surgery to ensure your eyes are healing correctly. Most people can return to work the next day or within a few days of their LASIK procedure. Your doctor might limit exercise, swimming, and wearing eye makeup for a few weeks.

How soon after Lasik can I see?

How soon after the surgery will I be able to see? Visual recovery varies from one day to one week. The majority of patients resume normal activities one to two days following surgery but it may take 1 to 2 months for your vision to fully stabilize.

What should I do right after Lasik?

LASIK Recovery: The First 24 Hours

  • After the topical anesthesia wears off, you will likely have some discomfort after surgery.
  • When you get home, rest your eyes for 2-4 hours and avoid any strenuous activity.
  • Right after the procedure your vision will be foggy as if you opened your eyes under water.

Can you see during Lasik?

Yes—patients are awake during LASIK. However, there is no need to worry if you accidentally blink or move your eyes during the surgery. Thanks to advanced LASIK technologies, you can keep your eyes steady as the surgeon provides the vision correction results you need to see as clearly as possible.

What should I avoid after Lasik?

Recommended Post-LASIK Activity Schedule

  1. Always avoid rubbing your eyes.
  2. Avoid staring without lubricating the eyes.
  3. Avoid watching TV or reading.
  4. Avoid showering (you may take a bath but avoid getting soap or water in the eyes, showering or bathing before surgery is fine).
  5. Avoid alcohol consumption.

What can you not do after Lasik?

Here are some general tips of things to do — and things to avoid — after LASIK surgery:

  • Wait to drive until you can see clearly enough to do so.
  • Limit screen time for the first week or so, and try to avoid all screens for the first day or two.
  • Do not rub your eyes for at least a month.

Which is better Lasik or smile?

SMILE is a less invasive laser eye surgery procedure than LASIK. During a LASIK procedure, your surgeon creates a flap that is 20mm in circumference. A PRK procedure creates an 8mm diameter surface removal. In comparison, SMILE creates only a 3mm corneal key-hole incision.

Can you get Lasik twice?

However, due to the natural aging process of the eye the effects of this permanent procedure may change, and even reduce, over time. Which begs the question: is it possible to have laser eye surgery more than once? In short, the answer is yes, but it’s not quite that simple.

How long is vision blurry after Lasik?

But it’s normal to experience some blurred vision and fluctuations in your vision for several weeks or even months after LASIK. Your eye doctor or LASIK surgeon typically will see you the day after your surgery to check your visual acuity and make sure your eyes are healthy and healing properly.