You asked: How long does smile surgery take to heal?

How long after SMILE eye Surgery Can you drive?

Following SMILE surgery and LASIK surgery, most people see well enough to drive and get back to normal activities within 24 to 36 hours.

What can I do after SMILE surgery?

For both SMILE and LASIK, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops are used 4 times a day for one week. Artificial tears can be required a month or so following the procedure. If you have had PRK, you will need to take antibiotic eye drops for one week and anti-inflammatory eye drops for up to three months.

Can I watch TV after SMILE surgery?

Since your eyes are still healing, they will be especially sensitive in the first 24 hours after the LASIK procedure. So it’s recommended to wait at least 24 hours before watching TV again. Watching TV immediately after the procedure can cause your eyes to strain, and that will negatively affect the healing process.

Can I work after SMILE surgery?

SMILE is associated with a slower visual recovery and most patients return to work with 2 to 4 days. PRK is associated the slowest recovery, but most patients are able to return to work within 1 week.

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How long is vision blurry after smile?

Your vision will start improving in a few hours and will be near normal after the first 24 hrs. However, the vision may be slightly hazy in some patients and gets back to normal over the next 2-4 weeks.

Does smile eye surgery last forever?

One of the most frequently asked questions about LASIK is how long does it last and is it permanent. The short and simple answer is yes. Procedures such as LASIK, PRK, and SMILE are permanent forms of laser vision correction.

Can I use my phone after SMILE surgery?

Reading & Screen Time

Avoid heavy reading for a few days after SMILE eye surgery to avoid eye strain. This especially includes reading on and looking at computer screens, smartphones, and other mobile devices. Unnecessary stress on your eyes can be uncomfortable and increase recovery time.

When can I wear makeup after smile surgery?

Waiting At Least a Week After Surgery

Makeup is a breeding ground for bacteria. When your eye is healthy, it can better fight off bacteria and keep your eyes from becoming infected.

Which is better LASIK or smile?

The risk of scarring is higher in LASIK than in SMILE. LASIK is not ideal in those with thin corneas. SMILE can be done in those with thin corneas. Both the procedures have good patient satisfaction, but the patient satisfaction of SMILE is slightly better.

When can I shower after smile?

❖ Avoid swimming, hot tubs and gardening for one week. ❖ Avoid getting water directly into your eye(s). You may shower the day after your SMILE procedure. ❖ You may return to work and your usual exercise routine the day after your procedure.

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