How Long Does It Take To Get Over Laser Eye Surgery?

The recovery period depends on the type of laser eye treatment you have.

LASIK is the most popular form of laser eye surgery, and most people see results within a mere 24 hours.

This is a quick procedure, and the results are rapid.

There will be no stitches required, and life tends to go back to normal very quickly.

How long does laser eye surgery take to recover?

The short answer is: Within a couple of days following LASIK and after a week following LASEK. Your recovery time will depend on a number of factors, including the type of treatment you’ve had. Most LASIK patients return to work within 48 hours of surgery, while for LASEK patients it may take up to seven days.

Can you see during laser eye surgery?

Generally, you will return to see your eye doctor or your LASIK surgeon the day after surgery. At this initial check-up, your visual acuity will be measured to make sure it is safe for you to drive without glasses or contact lenses. In most states, this requires visual acuity of 20/40 or better.

Can you see right after laser eye surgery?

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.

Can I go out after laser eye surgery?

In the weeks after surgery, try to avoid strenuous exercise or impact, which can dislodge the healing cornea. If you’d like to know more about laser eye surgery recovery, give us a call or come down to one of our free open evenings, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Is Eye Laser painful?

Is There Any Pain During the Surgery? The laser procedure is generally painless. Some patients have reported feeling some slight pressure on their eye while the laser is being applied to it. The laser treatment itself only takes around 30-40 seconds, so any feeling of discomfort will be minimal and short-lived.

Candidacy for LASIK surgery is typically not dependent upon age, but upon the stability and health of the eye. While the minimum age for LASIK surgery is 18 years old, there is technically no age limit for laser vision correction. First, your vision must be stable.

This is a common concern, but rest assured that blinking and moving during LASIK surgery usually is not a problem. Also, a small device will hold your eyelids open during the procedure so you can’t accidentally blink and your eyelids cannot interfere with any step of the surgery.

What are the disadvantages of laser eye surgery?

Risks of LASIK include:

  • Dry eyes. LASIK surgery causes a temporary decrease in tear production.
  • Glare, halos and double vision. After surgery you may have difficulty seeing at night.
  • Undercorrections.
  • Overcorrections.
  • Astigmatism.
  • Flap problems.
  • Vision loss or changes.

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.

How long does it take to see after laser eye surgery?

The actual procedure usually takes less than 10 minutes per eye. Depending on your prescription, and the amount of correction needed, the laser itself only takes 20-50 seconds to correct your vision. However, you should plan on being in the office for approximately an hour-and-a-half on your day of surgery.

Can I use my 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.

Can I watch TV after Lasik?

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.