7 Tips To Aid Recovery From Laser Eye Surgery
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7 Tips To Aid Recovery From Laser Eye Surgery

If you are thinking about getting laser eye surgery, or better still, already booked up for your procedure, then let us just reiterate that it is a surgery with a near 100% success rate, which is virtually pain-free, and will actually only take between 10 and 15 minutes.

In other words, Perth laser eye surgery is one of the quickest and least complicated medical procedures that any person can have, and the results in terms of being able to see with 20/20 vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses, is something which you will treasure.

It is also right that we point out, that, as with any medical procedure, there is a period of recovery, albeit, for laser eye surgery patients, that can be a matter of a few days, versus several months for other types of surgery.

To help you make sure that your recovery period is as comfortable, and as free from any possible complications, as possible, below we have outlined 7 tips that can aid your recovery from laser eye surgery.

Take Time to Rest

While laser eye surgery is nowhere near the same level as heart surgery for example, it doesn’t mean you should not take it easy for a day or two following your procedure. If you can, take a day or two extra off work and ask those you live with to take on some of the chores you might normally do around the house.

Do Not Rub Your Eyes

As much as you will be tempted to do so, try not to rub your eyes. They may be a little bit blurry for the first few hours, and they may feel dry and tingly, but the risk of a complication is greater if you scratch or rub them. Your surgeon should be able to give you eye drops to deal with dryness of the eye.

Wear Sunglasses Outdoors

A simple tip to implement, not just in the days following your surgery, but for some time after. Your eyes will be sensitive to light for a while so wearing sunglasses with high UV protection will keep them protected.

Do Not Take Showers – Have a Bath Instead

One thing you want to prevent during laser eye surgery recovery is water going into your eyes, and thus showers should be avoided throughout that period.

Obviously, you’ll want to stay clean, so instead of showers, start taking baths instead. Even with baths be careful not to splash too much and keep bath foam and liquid soaps away from your eyes.

Avoid Wearing Eye Makeup

Sorry ladies, and no doubt some gentlemen, but in order to prevent any chemical substances from getting into your eyes, you need to avoid wearing makeup, especially those that you apply near and around your eyes.

Call Your Surgeon If There Is a Problem

The chances of any complications from your laser eye surgery are extremely slim, however, they can occur ,so if you feel there is something wrong, or you are concerned in any way, do not hesitate to call your surgeon.

In most cases, it may be a normal symptom you are experiencing, and the surgeon will be able to put your mind at ease, but it is better to be safe than sorry.

Attend Your Regular Check-Ups

This should go without saying, but always attend your check-ups as arranged with your surgeon. These can ensure that you, and more importantly, your eyes, are making the progress that is expected.