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Individuals with vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism often choose LASIK surgery so they are able to see clearly without glasses. This procedure, officially called “laser-assisted in site keratomileusis” has allowed millions of people the freedom from wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.
After surgery, patients must follow their eye doctor’s instructions and have their eyes checked to ensure proper healing. Eyes on Henry can provide LASIK surgery recovery care for patients in Spartanburg, SC
The eyes will begin to heal as soon as the surgery is completed but patients are required to wear a shield over their eyes while you are sleeping for the first week after the procedure to ensure that the healing eye tissue is not damaged. Generally, people can resume normal activities the day after the procedure.
People who’ve undergone LASIK surgery will be required to see their eye surgeon or eye doctor the day after the surgery to ensure the eyes are healing properly and make sure they have proper visual acuity. Patients are also recquired to have their eyes checked at 1 week, 1 month and 3-month mark after surgery. Your Spartanburg, SC optometrists can ensure your LASIK recovery time is proceeding as expected.
Many people feel some itchiness or burning in the eyes after a LASIK procedure. Some people have a feeling like something is in the eyes and if this persists, your eye doctor can recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever, if needed.
The eyes may water for a short time after surgery. Patients may have blurred vision for a period, or see starbursts or glare around lights but these side effects will clear up after a few days.
During a post-surgery visit to the eye doctor, antibiotic eye drops are given to prevent infection. If severe itching or discomforts are experienced, discuss the matter with the optometrists. Wait at least one week before engaging vigorous in physical activity.
Dr. Louis Martin, Dr. Alva Pack and the team at Eyes on Henry provide a broad range of vision care services for their patients in Spartanburg, SC, including post-surgical care for LASIK patients. Our state-of-the-art equipment, experience, and individualized attention ensure the highest quality eye care.
Call Eyes on Henry today at 864-585-0208 for an appointment to discuss your eye care needs.