Quick Answer: 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.

How can I protect my eyes 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 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 use regular eye drops after Lasik?

But whether you had Dry Eye prior to LASIK or experience it for the first time after, your doctor may have recommended artificial tears such as REFRESH OPTIVE® Lubricant Eye Drops and REFRESH PLUS® Lubricant Eye Drops. Both are preservative-free and recommended for post-LASIK dryness.

Do your eyes 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.

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 I rub my 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.

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.

How long will I have dry eyes after Lasik?

Dry eye symptoms are reported in as high as 60% of patients 1 month after LASIK [3,7]. Post-LASIK dry eye usually peaks in the first few months after surgery, and then symptoms begin to improve in the vast majority of patients at 6–12 months after surgery.

Can I 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.

Should I get Lasik if I have dry eyes?

Depending on your degree of dry eyes, you may not be a good candidate for LASIK. If you have chronically dry eyes before LASIK, you may not produce enough tears to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear after your LASIK procedure.

Why do you have to use preservative free eye drops after Lasik?

The choice of artifical tear after Lasik is very important. The preservatives used in artificial tears are a mild toxin. A purpose of a toxin in an artificial tear is to kill anything that may promote spoilage of the eye drops and to keep the eye drops aseptic.

Is PRK safer than Lasik?

Flap creation is now a very safe procedure. Conversely, with PRK, because of the delayed healing (3–5 days, compared with about 3–5 hours with LASIK), there is an increased amount of time when the epithelium is not protecting the cornea and the stroma. This places the patient at an increased risk of infection.

Can I do lasik twice?

LASIK is a permanent surgical procedure that alters the shape of your cornea to help you see more clearly. In some cases, you may need a secondary, or enhancement surgery, after an initial LASIK procedure. In general, there is no limit on how many LASIK procedures you can get in your lifetime.

Can I use phone after Lasik?

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.

How much does Lasik cost?

While charges for LASIK procedures vary widely by practice and region, the average cost of LASIK is between $1,500 to $3,000 per eye depending on the type of the procedure, surgeon and region of the country. Often extremely low prices of $399 or $695 are very unrealistic and considered bait and switch pricing.