5 Things You Should Avoid Doing After Laser Eye Surgery

Did you know LASIK is one of the world’s most commonly performed elective surgeries, with an estimated 10 million procedures performed each year globally? LASIK has a high success rate, with up to 96% of patients achieving 20/20 vision or better after surgery. To achieve this, patients must let the eyes heal properly after surgery to prevent complications. 

Here are five things you should avoid after laser eye surgery to help the eyes heal.

  1. Your eyes may be sensitive after laser eye surgery, and rubbing them can cause damage to the cornea. Try not to rub your eyes for a few weeks to prevent this.
  2. Going swimming could cause an eye infection as water can introduce bacteria into your eyes. Try to avoid water from getting into your for at least two weeks. Your eyes will thank you.
  3. Strenuous exercise can put pressure on the eyes. Avoid doing this and allow the eyes to heal during the early stages of the healing process.
  4. After laser eye surgery, your vision may be blurry for a few days. It’s important that you avoid driving until your vision has fully stabilized and your ophthalmologist has confirmed that it is safe to do so. 
  5. Using hot tubs and saunas can increase the risk of eye infections. Avoid using them for at least two weeks.

Laser eye surgery is an excellent option for those looking to correct their vision permanently. After undergoing surgery, there are certain things that you should avoid to ensure a successful recovery and prevent complications. Taking these precautions will allow you to enjoy the benefits of improved vision.

Contact us today

If you’re considering LASIK eye surgery, contact us today to book your consultation. We can discuss your options and tell you more about the procedure and aftercare.