LASIK Pre & Post-Op Care
LASIK stands for Laser In Situ Keratomileusis. Since LASIK is a surgery, several steps need to take place before surgery is considered.
Our optometrists will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you are an ideal candidate for LASIK surgery. After our optometrists diagnose your refractive error, they will refer you to a surgeon. Astigmatism, hyperopia, myopia and other eye conditions can be treated with LASIK. The surgeon will also perform tests on you and your eyes to make sure you are an ideal candidate. The surgeon will also discuss surgery options and what to expect from surgery.
Recovery from LASIK surgery is usually quick. Many patients can go about their usual daily tasks within a week of surgery. It is advised to take it easy and let your eyes recover from the surgery. Patients are encouraged to wear plastic eye shields when sleeping or taking a nap. These eye shields prevent you from accidentally rubbing your eye area. It is very important to let your eyes heal right after surgery.
Many patients are happy to report that their eyesight returns quickly after their LASIK surgery. Follow up appointments are recommended to make sure that your eyes are recovering correctly and that there are no issues from the surgery. During the first week after surgery, you will be instructed to use eye drops to prevent inflammation, dryness, and infection. It is important to follow our optometrist’s directions following surgery to ensure you have the smoothest recovery possible. Please contact us if you have any questions about LASIK.