LASIK surgery is a life-changing event. Not only does it improve your vision, but it also allows you to live your life more confidently and without the need for glasses or contact lenses. If you’re scheduled for LASIK surgery, you probably wonder what to expect the first 24 hours after the procedure. Here’s a quick overview:
Immediately after LASIK surgery, your eyes will be very sensitive to light. You may also experience some tearing and redness. Your surgeon will likely prescribe eye drops to help with these symptoms. It’s essential to use the eye drops as directed and to avoid rubbing your eyes.
In the first few hours after LASIK, your eyes will continue to be sensitive to light and may water more than usual. You may also experience some blurry vision and difficulty seeing clearly. These side effects are typical and should resolve within a day or two.
Within 24 hours of LASIK surgery, most patients can see clearly and have little-to-no pain or discomfort. However, everyone heals at their own pace, so it’s important to follow your surgeon’s instructions for post-operative care. This includes using the prescribed eye drops and avoiding activities that could strain your eyes (such as reading, watching television, or using a computer).
Don’t hesitate to contact your surgeon if you have questions or concerns in the first 24 hours after LASIK surgery. They’ll be happy to answer any questions and help you through the healing process. And before you know it, you’ll be enjoying clearer vision!
LASIK eye surgery is a well-proven and safe way to improve your vision. Laser vision correction is personalized to the patient’s individual needs for optimal results. To find out more, contact us online at NewVisionEyeCenter.com or call 772.257.8700 to schedule a consultation with Dr. David O’Brien, our fellowship-trained refractive surgery specialist.