How long after LASIK can I see up close?
Most patients see clearly within 24 hours after vision correction surgery, but others take two to five days to recover. Some patients may experience some blurred vision and fluctuations in their vision for several weeks after LASIK.
Will LASIK affect my near vision?
It is important to understand that after LASIK, your natural nearsightedness will be removed, so near vision may seem worse after a “full distance correction” LASIK, if you are over 40.
What happens if you don’t see 20/20 after LASIK?
Even though they measure 20/20, many patients still have residual refractive error or residual astigmatism after LASIK. Dr. Davis notes that even patients with 20/20 acuity may have a small amount of myopia postoperatively, which can reduce nighttime visual acuity and lead to glare and haloes.
Why is my close up vision blurry after LASIK?
Dry Eyes: Creating the LASIK flap will temporarily disrupt nerves that supply the cornea. These nerves usually regenerate in the first 3-6 months after LASIK. During this time, the eyes tend to be dry and this can cause vision to be blurred or to fluctuate.
Can your vision get worse after LASIK?
when to see your doctor
See your doctor right away if any of the following happens after LASIK: new symptoms develop. vision gets worse (beyond the normal haziness/blurriness that occurs after the procedure)
How long is vision blurry after LASIK?
While you will see better the day after surgery, your vision may be a bit blurry or hazy immediately afterward. These temporary vision difficulties usually clear up after the first few weeks. However, it can take about 2 – 3 months before your vision fully stabilizes and your eyes completely heal.
Is it OK to read after LASIK?
Reading, working on the computer and watching television can be resumed 24 hours after LASIK surgery. If necessary, you may want to keep your eyes lubricated during these activities. Each person’s healing pattern is unique so be sure to resume activities based on your doctor’s instruction and recommendation.
Should I wear sunglasses to watch TV after LASIK?
Your eyes are especially sensitive for the first week after you have LASIK. Plan to wear sunglasses for at least the first week after your LASIK procedure. Also, even post-LASIK surgery, you should continue wearing sunglasses. Sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.
How long after LASIK Can I sleep on my stomach?
You may resume your normal diet. Keep your eyes closed for at least 3-4 hours except to eat, use the restroom or get to and from your car. sleep on your stomach, you will need to wear the shields for 4 weeks.
Can one eye heal faster than the other after LASIK?
Answer: Vision generally improves for several months after LASIK surgery and it is common for one eye to be better than the other at various points. As long as your surgeon has examined your eyes and both are healing normally, the chances are that your vision will be very similar in both eyes with time.