Most patients who undergo LASIK typically recover within 24 to 48 hours. Here is the quick survival guide on what to expect for LASIK recovery:
Immediately Following Surgery
Depending on your doctor, you will most likely be on your away after 15 to 30 minutes of rest following the surgery. You will be recommended to wear sunglasses or eye shields to protect your eyes as the corneal flap heals, so it will be best if you have a designated driver.
30 Minutes into Your Lasik Eye Surgery Recovery
Your numbing drops will begin to wear off and you may begin to feel mild burning or an itching sensation. DO NOT RUB YOUR EYES OR YOU MAY DISPLACE YOUR CORNEA FLAP. Follow your doctor’s postoperative instructions to help you get through the discomforts.
First 8–12 Hours
Temporary watery eyes. Your eyes may look bloodshot or develop red spots.
First Day and Weeks of Lasik Eye Surgery Recovery
Most patients return to their normal life the day after lasik surgery. You can expect some slight discomforts, such as dry eyes, as your eye is still healing. It is important you keep your eyes lubricated.
Your eye will continue to heal 2 to 3 months following surgery and your vision will continue to sharpen. Make sure you attend the follow up appointments Diamond Vision schedules to ensure a healthy road to recovery. Hopefully, this brief outline answers some of your questions about typical lasik eye surgery recovery time. For more information schedule a free consultation at one of the Diamond Vision centers.