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How Soon After LASIK Surgery Can I Watch TV?

You’ll be sur­prised to find out the post-op after­care for laser eye surgery gen­er­al­ly won’t dis­rupt your life too much and for a much short­er time than you’d expect. Our patient’s com­fort is always the num­ber one con­cern for us here at Dia­mond Vision, and we’re always avail­able to fill them in on what to expect after LASIK surgery. One of the most fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions is “Can I watch TV after Lasik?”.

Of course, the pro­ce­dure is safe and we’ve used it suc­cess­ful­ly many times on peo­ple from all dif­fer­ent walks of life. For those that want to know how soon they can be back on any elec­tron­ic device like a phone or tablet and lap­top after LASIK,  the short answer is our quick pro­ce­dure usu­al­ly allows you to get back to a nor­mal rou­tine the next day.  

Good post-oper­a­tive care is impor­tant. You’ll get a full sched­ule of easy to take med­ica­tions you’ll need to take home after­ward that include steroids and arti­fi­cial tears. Remem­ber that as quick and effi­cient as the oper­a­tion is, prop­er pre­cau­tions after laser eye surgery include not watch­ing tele­vi­sion, work­ing on a com­put­er or even read­ing for the rest of that rest of the day.

June 30th, 2016|Comments Off on How Soon After LASIK Surgery Can I Watch TV?

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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