LASIK post-op care will ensure that our Statesville, NC customers get the best possible results from the procedure.
Congratulations! You’ve been evaluated as a candidate for LASIK, you and your optometrist have decided together that this is a viable and preferred vision option for you, and you’ve scheduled your appointment. As part of your preparation for this procedure, you’ve taken all necessary steps, including discontinuing contact lens usage and arranging for transportation to and from your appointment. Another part of preparation for a LASIK procedure is being ready for all aspects of your LASIK post-op care, which will ensure that you get the best possible results from the procedure.
The very first and perhaps most important part of LASIK post-op care is to never rub or squeeze your eyes for one week after the surgery. This can compromise the effectiveness of the surgery or completely undo the work that was done. The second important part of LASIK post-op care is to use the eye drops you were provided as you were instructed by your eye care professional. This will further help your eyes recover and adjust to the changes brought on by LASIK. The eye shield should also be worn for the first three nights after surgery in order to protect your eyes while you sleep.
Other LASIK post-op care tips that will protect and help you throughout the process include the following:
- Wear sunglasses whenever you may be exposed to bright light
- Don’t wear any makeup for one week
- Avoid sports & other strenuous activities for one week
- And avoid pools, hot tubs, or other potentially contaminated water for one week
Any pain not controlled by over-the-counter medications should be reported to the office, and your post-operative appointments should be strictly adhered to. Following these guidelines will make sure that your LASIK experience is a success.
For all of your questions about eye care and LASIK in or around Statesville, NC, contact us a Vision Center of Lake Norman today.