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Laser Eye Surgery Recovery Tips

Aug 21, 2008
So, you're getting lasik surgery. Great, you're on your way to enjoying greatly improved vision without the hassle of glasses or contacts. However, you might be a bit worried about getting through the post operation recovery phase without issue.

Don't worry too much about this. Lasik is a quick operation that takes 15 minutes or so to complete, so the recovery isn't too intense. However, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help your recovery process go smoothly.

First of all, relax. In fact, it may be best if you go to sleep right after the operation. Don't watch TV, used the computer, read a book, or any other similar activity. Your eyes must stay relaxed, and sleeping is one of the best ways to ensure this.

Don't wear make up or use any scents or colognes. The dust and the fumes could cause irritation which might interfere with the recovery process.

You should wear sunglasses right after the surgery, until your eyes have recovered. Also, don't take showers, because the spray from the water could cause issues. Opt for bathes, instead. Also, avoid any sort of dusty environments during the recovery period. Don't drink any alcohol for at least two ways after the surgery

Also, make sure that you do not rub your eyes at all. Your doctor should give you a mask that will help shield your eyes, but since your eyes will be slightly itchy and irritated, you might be tempted to cheat. You need to exercise self control and avoid doing this.

After a day or two, the itching should start to clear up, and your vision should be much clearer, however, complete recovery might take up to six months. Just take it easy, and wait for the healing to complete. However, the precautions described above only apply to the first few days.

Also, make sure that you carefully follow any other instructions given to you by the doctor. Attend all follow up appointments, since they are critical for monitoring the success of your surgery.

So, most of this is pretty common sense. Just protect your eyes from particulate matter, fumes, and strain. As stated above, one of the best ways to recover is to simply kick back and sleep for a while. When you wake up, you'll find yourself enjoying better, clearer vision than ever before, thanks to the miracle of laser eye surgery.
About the Author
David Wilson invites you to learn more about lasik surgery at the New York Lasik Surgery Guide. Here, you'll find more great information about laser eye surgery in New York that will apply no matter where you live.
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