Question: How Soon Can You Fly After Lasik?

Getting on a plane after Laser Eye Surgery

Flying is very safe after Laser Eye Surgery.

In fact, you’ll be able to fly in as little as one day or 24 hours after the procedure.

How long until I can fly after Lasik?

So no swimming pools, hot tubs, rivers, streams or oceans for at least one week after your LASIK procedure. Many LASIK patients have travel plans after their LASIK procedure and wonder if there are any restrictions related to air travel.

Can you fly after getting Lasik?

Most LASIK patients are cleared to fly during their next-day follow-up appointment. The eye is not affected by altitude pressurization in an airplane cabin any differently after laser eye surgery. However, because airplane cabins are pressurized with low humidity, eyes can be more prone to drying out during flight.

What should I avoid after Lasik?

Recommended Post-LASIK Activity Schedule

  • Always avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • Avoid staring without lubricating the eyes.
  • Avoid watching TV or reading.
  • Avoid showering (you may take a bath but avoid getting soap or water in the eyes, showering or bathing before surgery is fine).
  • Avoid alcohol consumption.

Can you fly after eye surgery?

Cataract Surgery: It is okay to fly after cataract surgery in nearly all cases. Flying before the gas bubble has cleared can be dangerous, as the gas bubble may expand with changes in cabin pressure during flight and result in significant eye damage.

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.

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 Lasik take to heal?

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 long after Lasik Can I wear mascara?

Yes, you may scuba dive as soon one week following your procedure once your LASIK surgeon clears you. When can I wear eye makeup after surgery? It is best to wait one week prior to wearing eye makeup. To decrease your risk of infection, it is a good idea to purchase new mascara.