How Can I Maintain My Vision 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 do you keep your eyes healthy after Lasik?

Below are some general tips regarding computer use after LASIK:

  • Make a conscious effort to blink frequently while using the computer.
  • Keep lubricating eye drops nearby and use them frequently to keep the eyes moist.
  • Apply the 20-20-20 rule to prevent the eyes from becoming overstrained.
  • Get enough rest at night.

Does eyesight get worse after Lasik?

In most cases the improved vision LASIK surgery provides is permanent. But in a limited number of cases — usually due to changes that can occur in the lens inside the eye, with or without LASIK surgery — some nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism can return over time, causing blurry vision.

How long do your eyes take to heal after Lasik?

LASIK Recovery Time 2-3 Months after LASIK

It is common for the eyes to continue to heal for at least 3 months after LASIK, which means your vision will also continue to improve. In patients with more severe prescriptions, their eyes can continue to heal for up to 6 months.

How often do you use eye drops after Lasik?

Generally you will be taking the artificial tears at least four times a day for the first three months following your procedure.

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.

What happens if you rub eyes after Lasik?

Rubbing your eyes after LASIK can easily lead to a dislodged flap, which can cause serious damage to the cornea and damage to vision.

How long is vision blurry after PRK?

Vision with LASIK will be corrected almost instantaneously, there will be little to no pain and full recovery is a few weeks after surgery. With PRK, you may experience blurry vision for a minimum of 4 days after the surgery and full recovery takes about 4-12 weeks after surgery.

Can Lasik give you better than 20 20 vision?

Between 90 and 95 percent of laser vision correction is done with the LASIK procedure. Although the goal of LASIK is to get your vision up to normal, or 20/20, you may only have 20/40 vision. Having vision that is clearer than 20/20 is not necessarily beneficial.

Can Lasik give you 20 20 Vision?

However, LASIK does not always create 20/20 vision. The goal of LASIK is to decrease your dependence on corrective lenses. More than 95 percent of all LASIK patients have vision good enough after the procedure to allow them to meet the 20/40 vision standard required to drive legally without glasses.

How long will my vision be blurry after Lasik?

Most patients see clearly within 24 hours after vision correction surgery, but others take two to five days to recover. Some patients may experience some blurred vision and fluctuations in their vision for several weeks after LASIK.

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.

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.