Congratulations! Now that you have completed your laser eye surgery, take these simple LASIK recovery steps so that your eyes can perform their best.
LASIK Post-Op Timeline to Eye Wellness
Click below to understand the LASIK recovery process
Immediately Following LASIK Eye Surgery
Friends Don't Let Friends Drive After LASIK
After your successful laser eye surgery, have a friend drive you home and make sure you wear your sunglasses. Rest your eyes and keep them closed on the ride home so that they are comfortable.
Just Rest Your Eyes
Ideally, you will want to keep your eyes closed for 2 to 4 hours as part of the immediate LASIK recovery process. Taking a nap and wearing your clear plastic shields will speed up the recovery process.
Yep, They Might Be A Little Sensitive But Don't Touch!
Avoid rubbing, squeezing or touching your eyes after LASIK surgery, since the surface of your eyes are still sensitive.
Rest Your Body Too, For 24 Hours!
Virtually all LASIK surgeons recommend resting for the first 24 hours following your laser eye surgery.
Keep Water Away From The Eyes
Don’t take a shower the first day and avoid getting soap and water in your eyes for several days.
Keep The Meds Going
Make sure you take any prescription medicine your doctor may prescribe, as directed.