How Long Do You Have To Stop Wearing Contacts Before Lasik?

two weeks

When should I stop wearing contact lenses before Lasik?

But generally, most surgeons say you should stop wearing soft contact lenses at least two weeks prior to surgery. If you wear rigid gas permeable contact lenses, you should stop wearing these lenses for a longer period of time prior to LASIK — generally three weeks or longer.

How long stop wearing contacts before PRK?

Pre-procedure preparation: Stop wearing rigid gas permeable contact lenses at least three weeks before the surgery. Stop wearing other contact lenses at least three days before the PRK procedure.

Can u wear contacts after Lasik?

Whatever the case, the good news is that, in most cases, it’s safe and effective to wear contact lenses after LASIK. Successfully fitting contact lenses on eyes that have undergone LASIK surgery can be more challenging, due to the altered curvature of the front surface of the eye after LASIK.

How does Lasik feel?

Your vision will dim and you may feel the pressure and experience some discomfort during this part of the procedure. Laser energy is focused inside the cornea tissue, creating thousands of small bubbles of gas and water that expand and connect to separate the tissue underneath the cornea surface, creating a flap.