Laser Eye Surgery Recovery

Laser Eye Surgery

Your recovery from laser eye surgery is reliant on following the correct aftercare steps.

Eyes are often sensitive directly after laser eye surgery treatment, making it critical that you follow the correct steps to keep your eyes protected, ensuring the best results and fastest recovery time.

But recovery can be different for every patient; some people may take longer than others to heal, and some may experience more or less discomfort.

Follow Eye Surgeon’s Recovery Advice

Following aftercare guidance is essential – your eye surgeon will advise on recovery for your individual case to ensure the best post-operation results.

Discover what to expect after laser eye surgery, and the right steps to take to ensure you are taking the right precautions for a smoother recovery period.

 Recovery Time Immediately After Eye Surgery

At this point in the eye surgery recovery timeline, it is normal to experience increased light sensitivity, a little blurred vision, watery eyes and mild discomfort.

Directly after LASIK surgery or other laser eye surgery it is crucial that you take extra care to protect your eyes:-

  • minimal activity
  • avoid rubbing your eyes
  • reduced screen-time
  • no activities that can be strenuous on your eyes.
  • wearing sunglasses when outside

After laser eye surgery we highly advise that you organise a lift home, and be with a family member or friend as well as stay around the house for the first two days.

Time off Work

So, if possible, take 1-2 days off from work to allow your eyesight to rest as part of the healing process.

We recommend keeping your eyes protected during the first week following laser eye surgery; wear sunglasses, eye masks for sleeping, and don’t wear eye makeup or products that go in or around the eye area. It may be advised to not play sports and avoid swimming for a few weeks too

Eye surgery specialists may require you to attend a follow-up exam to check your eye surgery recovery within the first few days of treatment.

Your surgeon may prescribe lubricating eye drops if necessary, subject to your individual post-treatment examination.

Long Term Eye Surgery Recovery

After the first month, most patients notice a significant improvement in their eyesight as your recovery will be near completion. Although LASIK patients can often see improvement immediately or within 24 hours.

At this point being a few weeks down the line from your surgery, you usually will be able to partake in most physical activities like sports and exercise, as well swimming or using saunas and steam rooms.

Some patients may experience symptoms of dry eyes for up to 6-months after laser eye surgery before they fully heal.

This is normal and not necessarily a cause for concern; if you are experiencing this, your surgeon may prescribe more eye drops as a follow up treatment to resolve the issue until your eyes are fully recovered.

A month after treatment there are still a number of restrictions and normal activities your surgeon may recommend avoiding.

This includes excessive alcohol consumption and the use of sunbeds for up to 6-months.

If you have questions, further queries, concerns or any complications after laser eye surgery; please do not hesitate to contact our eye specialists.

We are here to help put your mind at ease and ensure the best results for your treatment.

Post Recovery Enjoy The Benefit of Laser Eye Surgery

Once your recovery period is complete, you’ll be able to enjoy new vision without glasses or contact lenses. Giving you the freedom to participate in activities or hobbies, without the need to worry about your eyesight.

Check out our multiple locations to find your nearest LaserVision clinic that offers expert laser eye surgery.

Book a Consultation for Laser Treatment

Get in touch with our vision correction specialists for laser eye surgery. We provide a range of treatments to treat a variety of needs – during your consultation our surgeons can help to determine and advise on the right course of action for your individual needs. We take great care of all our patients recovery from surgery, and encourage continual contact about your progress as well as you remaining a patient with scheduled visits for two years after surgery.  Book a consulation today!

fred chow
fred chow
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Jason Green
Jason Green
Professional competent advice and absolutely no pressure to make a decision. I could not have predicted how much this procedure has changed my life in such a positive way. Thank you team.
Lelita Baldock
Lelita Baldock
Dr Tappin and the team at LaserVision were amazing. I underwent Lasik corrective surgery and the process could not have been smoother. I was guided through the process with care and professionalism throughout. My results have been outstanding. I could not have asked for more from the team at LaserVision and I am truly grateful for my new vision.
Robert & Gia Anderson
Robert & Gia Anderson
Utterly professional and caring from start to finish. I was quite nervous about having laser but am so pleased with the results. There has always been someone to advise and support every step of the way and patient care and well being really is the priority here. Thank you for looking after me and my eyes so well.
Really excellent level of care from Mr. Rakesh - great communication, excellent standard of care, no complaints whatsoever, top notch service!
Christina Cook
Christina Cook
Mr Tappin and his team are very professional and efficient. The whole experience from beginning to end was done with ease. I highly recommend.
Amanda Thorsen
Amanda Thorsen
Dr Jayaswal has been amazing and changed my life. He made me feel so comfortable and relaxed in his care at the first meet, to remembering me with a personalised greeting, calmly explaining the procedure and reassuring me all the way through the surgery. I couldn’t recommend him enough for Lasik eye surgery - I now have perfect vision, a real dream come true! Thank you so much!
Nikki Blake
Nikki Blake
Fantastic process from beginning to end - professional yet incredibly personable. The professional team, especially Mr Tappin, made me feel at ease throughout and the surgery was a great success.
April Dansie
April Dansie
I had lens replacement surgery. After being both short sighted and long sighted for decades I can now see near and far without glasses or contact lens. It really is amazing. The care was great and so far the recovery has been easy.
George Judge
George Judge
Amazing service from start to finish, I had LASIK surgery in August this year after years of consideration I finally took the plunge and went for the surgery with Mr Tappin. Mr Mike Tappin and his team were brilliant from the consultation right through to the surgery and aftercare. Mr Tappin and his team were very reassuring throughout the surgery and put me at ease every step of the way. If you are thinking about having laser eye treatment or at the start of your journey with it, I would highly recommend seeing Mr Tappin and his team!
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