LASIK eye surgery is a refractive procedure that uses laser technology to correct corneal imperfections. After the surgery, it is important to take care of your eyes and follow the recommended aftercare and restrictions during the recovery period. Avoid swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, and lakes for at least three weeks. Refrain from applying makeup or creams around your eyes immediately after LASIK surgery, as these products can irritate healing eyes.
You can bathe, but not shower, because the water and steam from the shower are not good for the eye after surgery. You should also avoid steam baths, saunas, and swimming pools. After two weeks, we recommend that you wear goggles or keep your eyes closed underwater if you decide to go swimming. Avoid watching TV, reading, or using the computer for the first 24 hours, as these activities can cause eye strain.
If water gets into the eyes before the cornea has properly healed, it can cause irritation, dry eyes, and even infection. Instead of rubbing your eyes, use artificial tears to easily remove dust or dirt. Light workouts are fine after LASIK surgery, but avoid any strenuous exercise or activity that could cause you to sweat enough to get sweat in your eyes. Also avoid any activity where you risk getting hit to the eye, which would complicate your recovery.
Being in smoky or dusty environments can irritate your eyes and make you want to rub them. Do your best to avoid indoor or outdoor areas where there is a lot of dust, dirt, or smoke. Avoid strenuous activities, such as exercising, for at least one week after LASIK. This includes any type of contact sport in which you might be hit in the face, head, or eyes.
You should avoid any type of activity that requires you to also lean at waist height. This can cause too much intraocular pressure. We know that watching a computer, your smartphone, and television can be an important part of daily life, but you'll want to minimize screen time for 24 to 48 hours after LASIK surgery. Immediately after LASIK surgery, you should ensure that the surface of the eye, including the corneal flap, heals quickly and properly.
Even after this waiting period, you may need to use lubricating eye drops for a short time until your eyes are fully healed. After LASIK surgery, post-operative visits to your doctor will be scheduled to ensure that you are recovering as you should. Custom LASIK can correct reflection errors such as myopia (myopia), farsightedness (farsightedness) and astigmatism. If your eye doctor prescribed medications or eye drops, take them as recommended and do not stop using them unless directed by your surgeon.
In addition, storing eye drops in the fridge gives your eyes a pleasant relaxing feeling when you place them. Speaking of rinsing your eyes, the only things that should come into contact with your eyes are prescription eye drops and artificial tears.