Can you use contact solution after LASIK?
Most LASIK patients are unable to wear soft contact lenses after surgery because their pliability prevents them from maintaining the shape required to correct post-LASIK vision problems. For this reason, gas permeable (GP) contact lenses are the preferred option for post-LASIK patients.
How can I clean my eyes after LASIK?
You may gently clean the lids with a wash cloth, but don’t put any pressure on the eyes for the first 3 months. ✓ Wear protective eye wear for sports or any activities where you could get hit.
How long after LASIK can I get water in my eyes?
You can resume some water activities after just one week of your Lasik eye surgery, and within a month, all water restrictions will have been lifted. After One Week: You can go swimming a chlorinated pool. Be sure to wear goggles.
Can I get water in my eyes after LASIK?
Avoid Getting Water In Your Eyes
For the first two to three weeks after your LASIK procedure, your doctor will advise you against getting water of any kind in your eyes. As we have already discussed, the flap created during your LASIK procedure takes time to heal.
How long does it take for the flap to heal after LASIK?
The corneal flap will begin the healing process immediately following the surgery and will be significantly healed in one to three days following the procedure. During this time the outer surface of the cornea (also known as the epithelium) will seal the edges of the newly created corneal flap.
How long after LASIK Do I have to wear goggles to sleep?
You are advised to wear the goggles while you sleep for a week to two weeks after surgery, when your eyes will be at their most vulnerable to damage if you scratch or otherwise disturb them.
Can I wear a sleep mask after LASIK?
But just how long do patients have to wear protective shields after LASIK or PRK? For LASIK patients, our Washington, DC team recommends wearing them for one week – all night as you sleep as well as during naps.
When can I surf after LASIK?
You can resume moderate water activities such as snorkeling, sailing, water surfing, and kayaking two weeks after your LASIK procedure as long as you wear goggles or other appropriate eye protection.