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Learn More About Lasik Recovery Time

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.

December 24th, 2015|Comments Off on Learn More About Lasik Recovery Time

About the Author:

Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York , Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York, and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations. Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.


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