Question: What Should I Do Right After Lasik?

So avoid reading, computer work, strenuous activity, and television during this period.

Don’t take a shower the first day and avoid getting soap and water in your eyes for several days.

Make sure you take any prescription medicine your doctor may prescribe, as directed.

Learn about 1 Day After LASIK eye surgery.

What should I do the day after Lasik?

LASIK Recovery: The First 24 Hours

When you get home, rest your eyes for 2-4 hours and avoid any strenuous activity. You can return to your normal routine the next day. Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses if you’re outside during the day and eye shields in bed at night.

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 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.

How long do I need to use eye drops after Lasik?

The doctors will prescribe you two different medicine eye drops and give you directions on their use for about a week after LASIK. Artificial tears help you heal as well, so you will use a lot of those after LASIK.