One of the most daunting parts of any surgery is the recovery process. You know the procedure is reasonably straightforward, but you’re worried about how you will respond after the surgery. Suppose you are weighing up the pros and cons of getting laser eye surgery. In that case, the following information about what to expect after the procedure may be worth reading.
What to Do on The Day of Your Surgery
Your laser eye surgery will be over and done with before you know it, especially if you have an experienced eye specialist to guide you through it every step of the way. Once the procedure is over, it’s essential to follow their advice to give your eyes a chance to begin the healing process.
Have someone bring you to and from your appointment, as you will not be able to drive immediately after your surgery. You will also need to keep your eyes well-lubricated throughout the day with provided eye drops and avoid reading, watching TV, or using a computer.
Your eye specialist will also recommend not staring without lubricating your eyes, avoiding alcohol, and not showering after the surgery has taken place.
Within A Day Of Your Surgery
While your actions may have been restricted immediately after your surgery, you certainly have more freedoms the day after. You may shower, but avoid getting soap or water near or in your eyes.
You may also commence easy activities such as going to school or work, reading, and writing. If your eye specialist confirmed that you have adequate vision, you may start driving again. You can also use a computer or TV, as long as you remember to keep your eyes well-lubricated.
You can also use saunas and steam rooms, apply makeup – excluding eye makeup, and lift weights if you so please.
Within Three Days of Laser Eye Surgery
Within 72 hours of receiving laser eye surgery, your eyes are well and truly making their way through the healing process. You can go swimming with goggles, exercise, commence outdoor activities, and even apply eye makeup.
Sports like tennis and baseball and dyeing your hair are also back on the table. If there’s anything you want to do but are unsure if you can, talk to your eye specialist for advice.
One Week Later
For most people who receive laser eye surgery, life is relatively back to normal after a week. You can go swimming and sailing and can undertake water sports and other sports with eye protection. Even motorcycle riding and windsurfing are back on the cards.
One Month After Surgery
If you’re an adrenaline junky with energy to burn, you can commence activities like boxing, MMA, parachuting, and bungee jumping one month after laser eye surgery – but only with eye protection.
Three Months After Surgery
If you want to undertake eyelid surgery after laser eye surgery, you may be safe to proceed with this surgery three months later. Boxing and MMA are also safe to resume without eye protection, but only with the go-ahead from your eye specialist.
You may also be able to begin using false eyelashes, go skiing, partake in water sports without eye protection, and essentially everything you did before your surgery.
Your life doesn’t have to change too much after receiving laser eye surgery. Within three months, your activities can ultimately resume as normal. However, eye protection is always recommended for any task that could damage or injure your eyes. Consult your eye specialist if you’re not sure whether some tasks are okay to resume or not.