Quick Answer: How Long Should I Keep My Eyes Closed After Lasik?

Immediately After LASIK Surgery

Rest your eyes and keep them closed so that they are comfortable.

Ideally you will want to keep your eyes closed for 2 to 4 hours as part of the immediate LASIK recovery process.

Thus taking a nap and wearing your clear plastic shields will assist with the recovery process.

How long should I use eye drops after Lasik?

This can cause your eyes to dry out. For the first week or two after LASIK, keep your eye drops handy and apply liberally when in front of the computer. Try to use the 20-20-20 rule as well.

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.

Can 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.

How long do you have to wear sunglasses after Lasik?

Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes for at least the first week after LASIK surgery. Read in moderation for the first few days after your LASIK procedure. Do not wear eye makeup for one week. Do not rub your eyes for one month after you have LASIK.

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.

Is it safe to 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.

Can a person have Lasik surgery 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 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.