Quick Answer: Can You Shower After Laser Eye Surgery?

Showering.

You are fine to shower or bathe the day after you have had laser eye surgery.

However, you do need to try to ensure you do not get any soap or water in your eyes for at least a week.

Can I take a shower after Lasik?

Patients can shower normally after LASIK and will be asked to simply avoid shower stream directly to the face, washing the eyelids directly, and drying the eyelids afterwards. So no swimming pools, hot tubs, rivers, streams or oceans for at least one week after your LASIK procedure.

Can you wash your face after laser eye surgery?

Avoid getting soap in your eye when bathing and washing your hair for at least 1 week after laser eye surgery. You should also avoid getting products such as hair spray and shaving lotion in your eyes while healing from laser eye surgery. Avoid rubbing your eyes for the first week after laser eye surgery.

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.

How can I protect my eyes after laser surgery?

Wear the eye shield/goggles the doctor gave you while you sleep for the first week. Keep tap water out of your eyes for at least a week. Avoid pools, whirlpools, saunas, and lakes for at least 3 weeks. No eye makeup for at least a week.

Can I cry after Lasik?

In some cases, crying has not resulted in any harm, in some it has as below. Any rubbing of the eyes immediately after LASIK can pose a risk to the ‘flap’ which has been taken.

Can I watch TV after laser eye surgery?

Since your eyes are still healing, they will be especially sensitive in the first 24 hours after the LASIK procedure. So it’s recommended to wait at least 24 hours before watching TV again. Watching TV immediately after the procedure can cause your eyes to strain, and that will negatively affect the healing process.

Can I use my phone after Lasik surgery?

Looking at your phone or any screen after LASIK can cause your eyes to strain and become uncomfortable. Also, staring at the screen of your device can lead to symptoms of dry eyes. The easiest way to help your eyes heal and avoid those issues is to wait one day after your surgery before using your mobile devices.

What can you not do 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.

How many days rest is required after laser eye surgery?

The LASIK Eye Surgery Recovery Process

Most patients see clearly within 24 hours after vision correction surgery, but others take two to five days to recover.