Question: Is Lasik Recovery Painful?

Soreness and discomfort are both common after LASIK surgery, as is dry eye and itchiness.

This is all part of the healing process and totally normal.

Even if it is normal, it can be inconvenient, so these tips will help you with the healing process.

How painful is laser eye surgery?

Does laser eye surgery hurt? The short answer for the vast majority of patients is, no. Due to the anaesthetic drops which are applied before the procedure, laser eye surgery itself is generally pain-free, but following the treatment, patients may feel some discomfort in the early stages of healing.

How long does the pain last after Lasik surgery?

But most patients find that if they experience eye discomfort after LASIK, it usually is relatively mild and resolves within several hours without medication.

What helps pain after Lasik?

The Day after LASIK Surgery

Patients should continue to apply the medicated eye drops as prescribed, and they may also choose to apply lubricating eye drops and/or take pain medication to reduce any residual discomfort. Patients may also get relief from applying a soft ice pack to closed eyes.

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.