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FOLLOWING LASIK SURGERY
LASIK Post-Op Timeline to Eye Wellness
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Most patients will attend a 1-week post-op appointment, so if your doctor has scheduled one for you, be sure to attend. Always know to contact your surgeon if you have questions, develop any unusual symptoms, experience any pain, or suspect a problem.

Learn about 3 weeks after LASIK eye surgery.

1 Week Following LASIK Surgery

Follow your prescription


Continue to use the prescribed drops and/or medicines to lubricate your eyes.




Give your new eyes time to adjust


As your eyes are healing, your vision may fluctuate a bit day to day. This is typical with laser correction and you should not be alarmed. During this stabilization period some glare, halos, night vision difficulty may be experienced. These are generally short-term symptoms that tend to get better by themselves in time.




Ok to Exercise (with limitations).


At this point after your treatment, exercise can be resumed. However, use eye protection to avoid any rubbing or contact with your eyes. Avoid pools and swimming for at least 3 weeks after laser eye surgery. Contact sports should also be avoided for a few weeks, due to the higher risk of injury to the eyes.




Keep Your eyelids clean


Continue to avoid lotions, creams, and eye make-up should also be avoided for an additional 7 days after LASIK surgery, unless your doctor prescribes otherwise.




Stay dry


Continue to avoid getting water in your eyes within the first 72 hours after a laser eye surgery procedure. Water activities such as swimming and hot tubs should be avoided for several weeks.




Keep Eyes Moist


Keeping your eyes well lubricated will assist with the post LASIK surgery results.




Toss the eye shields!


After seven days, you may stop using your eye shields at night.