Can Visine be used after LASIK?
While LASIK patients can technically use any over-the-counter eye drops to provide relief, ideally, patents should consider liquid tears that are free from preservatives.
What eye drops are safe after Lasik surgery?
But whether you had Dry Eye prior to LASIK or experience it for the first time after, your doctor may have recommended artificial tears such as REFRESH OPTIVE® Lubricant Eye Drops and REFRESH PLUS® Lubricant Eye Drops. Both are preservative-free and recommended for post-LASIK dryness.
When can you use regular eye drops after LASIK?
Follow-Up Care After the LASIK Procedure
Following your LASIK procedure, doctors will prescribe eye drops and directions on their use. Typically, these eyedrops are to be used for approximately one week after LASIK. Artificial tears help you heal too, so you might use a lot of those as well.
Can I use red eye drops after LASIK?
Every eye patient is different, but most patients will receive prescription eye drops to take directly before and after their LASIK surgery. After the first day, you can use preservative-free eye drops after LASIK as much as you would like. The standard recommended usage is 4 times a day.
What do the eye drops after LASIK do?
Eye drops are an essential part of the LASIK recovery process as they help to reduce inflammation and dry eye symptoms. It’s important for patients to follow the recommended medication directions to ensure a smooth recovery.
How long will my eyes be dry after LASIK?
Post-LASIK dry eye usually lasts for at least 1 month. Tear function and dry eye symptoms improve to preoperative levels thereafter. However, a small number of patients still experience chronic dry eye symptoms more than 1 year after LASIK.
How long do I have to sleep on my back after LASIK?
At bedtime, wear your eye shield for at least one week if you sleep on your back or side, and two weeks if you sleep on your stomach. This will prevent you from rubbing your eyes during asleep. In terms of activity, light exercise is permissible, but excessive workouts should be avoided for at least five days.
What can I use instead of Visine?
Stick with the two best OTC allergy drops: Alaway or Zaditor. Both are used twice a day for mild allergies. But be warned: these drops have little effect against moderate to severe allergic reactions.
Is Visine good for dry eyes?
Lubricating eye drops like VISINE Tears® Dry Eye Relief and Visine Dry Eye Relief All Day® Comfort, can be an effective way to relieve your eyes from dryness and irritation associated with dry eye.