Question: Should I Wear Sunglasses Inside After Lasik?

For the first 24 hours after surgery, it is important that you wear your sunglasses at all times, both indoors and outdoors.

For the two (2) following days, it is important that you wear sunglasses every time you go outside to protect your eyes from wind and dust.

Do not drive at night with sunglasses on.

Do I need to wear sunglasses after Lasik?

On the day of your LASIK surgery, you will need to keep your eyes in the dark for the rest of the day. Immediately following your procedure you will be given dark goggles to wear home and for the first few days of recovery. Wearing sunglasses after LASIK will help keep your eyes healthy and protected for years to come.

Do you have to wear sunglasses indoors after PRK?

* Wear sunglasses even indoors if light bothers you. *Wear goggles while sleeping for 1 week. * Most LASIK patients achieve functional vision (not perfect) within 24 hours or surgery. This generally subsides within 4-6 weeks after surgery.

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.

How long should you wear sunglasses after PRK?

PRK: The greatest risk after PRK is corneal surface irritation and haze. During the first 3-4 months after surgery, avoid activities that might irritate the surface of your eyes, and avoid exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light by wearing sunglasses when outdoors during the day.

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.

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.

Can I watch TV after PRK?

Most patients are able to see well enough to drive 6 – 7 days after their procedure, with the doctor’s approval. ❖ It is not unusual to feel some discomfort following PRK.

How long does it take to get 20/20 vision after PRK?

Most people see 20/20 or better after PRK, as clearly as they would after LASIK. But vision recovery takes longer after PRK, and it may be three to six months before optimum vision is attained. In some cases, prescription glasses may be needed temporarily until healing progresses and vision improves.

Can you shower after Lasik?

Patients can shower normally after LASIK and will be asked to simply avoid shower stream directly to the face, washing the eyelids directly, and drying the eyelids afterwards. So no swimming pools, hot tubs, rivers, streams or oceans for at least one week after your LASIK procedure.

Can I use 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 Lasik go wrong?

The most frequently reported complications from LASIK surgery are dry eyes, halos, glare and other visual disturbances. These problems typically are temporary but rarely can be permanent. More severe complications, including significant vision loss, are possible but very uncommon.

How long is vision blurry after Lasik?

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.

When can I shower after PRK?

Keeping your eye closed may help your eye heal. You can shower or wash your hair the day after surgery. Keep water, soap, shampoo, hair spray, and shaving lotion out of your eye, especially for the first week. Do not rub or put pressure on your eye for at least 1 week.

How long does light sensitivity last after PRK?

For most of the patients who experience any visual symptoms, the light sensitivity following LASIK is temporary and often resolves within a week. At minimum, they can expect a near-complete reduction of photophobia within 3 months.

How long does haze last after PRK?

The haze that develops following refractive surgery normally resolves after a few days, but sometimes takes up to six months. Corneal haze is usually successfully treated in post-laser surgery patients with steroid eye drops. The symptoms of seeing halos and glare usually resolve before the haze fully disappears.