Can you go in the sun after LASIK?
Limit sun exposure: In the days after LASIK surgery, avoid sun exposure. Draw the shades when you are at home. If you do have to go outside, wear sunglasses with UV protection and a hat. Avoid driving at night: Avoid driving at night while you are experiencing sensitivity to light.
How long after LASIK can I go to the beach?
You may begin opening your eyes under water one month after your LASIK procedure. I advise patients not to swim in a lake, river or ocean for at least two weeks after the procedure.
How long after LASIK can I tan?
We recommend that you hold off for two weeks after that go back to the tanning beds. You can use those little protective goggles – those little tiny goggles – on your eyes. It’s a good idea whether you’ve had LASIK or not.
Is light bad after LASIK?
After undergoing LASIK surgery, patients are likely to experience an acute sensitivity to light, particularly bright lights and sunlight. This is a common side effect following any sort of surgery that is performed on the eyes.
Can I wear a sleeping 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.
Can I swim without goggles after LASIK?
Most patients who have LASIK can return to swimming (with goggles) by week two. If you have ReLEx SMILE, you may be able to return to other activities, including swimming, much, much sooner.
Should I take a nap after LASIK?
Sleep is an important part of healing, and the earlier you start recovering, the better. The best thing you can do is keep your eyes closed for at least 3 hours after LASIK. It’s okay if you don’t fall asleep. The act of closing your eyes and resting them can make a big difference during the recovery process.
How long after LASIK Can I see 20 20?
During a LASIK procedure, a laser is used to change the shape of one or both corneas to improve vision. According to the American Refractive Surgery Council, more than 90% of LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better after 2 to 3 months of post-surgery recovery.