How to Care for Your Eyes After iLASIK Surgery

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Proper eye care is essential after iLASIK surgery to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results. 

In this guide, we’ll walk you through some simple yet essential steps to help you care for your eyes post-surgery, promoting healing and clarity of vision.

What Is the Recovery Process of iLasik Surgery?

Here’s a quick breakdown of what you can expect following iLasik surgery:

  • Immediately After Surgery: Right after iLASIK surgery, your eyes may feel a bit sore or watery. This is normal and should subside within a few hours.
  • First Few Days: For the first few days following surgery, avoiding rubbing your eyes and avoiding strenuous activities is essential. Be sure to wear the protective eye shields provided by your doctor while sleeping to prevent accidentally rubbing your eyes.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your eye doctor to monitor your progress and address any concerns.

Managing Discomfort

First, make sure to use the medicated eye drops prescribed by your doctor diligently. These drops are designed to prevent infection and reduce inflammation, which is important for a smooth recovery. 

Also, avoid irritants such as smoke and dust. Exposure to these substances can exacerbate discomfort and potentially prolong the healing process. 

Lastly, prioritize rest for your eyes by taking regular breaks from screens and avoiding activities that require intense focus.

Protecting Your Eyes

Here are some ways to protect your eyes while you recover:

  • Wear Sunglasses: Protect your eyes from bright sunlight by wearing sunglasses whenever you’re outdoors, especially during the first few weeks after surgery.
  • Avoid Swimming: Avoid using hot tubs until your eye doctor gives you the green light. Water can harbor bacteria and increase the risk of infection.
  • Be Gentle: Handle your eyes carefully and avoid touching or rubbing them unnecessarily.

Schedule a iLASIK Consultation in Utah or Nevada

If you are interested and want to know if you are a candidate for iLASIK surgery, don’t hesitate to contact Richens Eye Center

Our experienced team is here to provide support and guidance every step of the way. Contact our St. George office at (435) 986-2020, our Sunset office at (435) 628-1112, or our Mesquite office at (702) 346-2950 to schedule your consultation. Your vision is our priority!

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