How to Care for Your Eyes Post LASIK Eye Surgery in Warren By William Goldstein on September 12, 2013

Recovery after LASIK eye surgery is fairly quick even without much post-care treatment. However, experts recommend taking good care of your eyes after the procedure to speed up recovery time and to minimize the risk of infections. This can benefit you in a number of ways especially in getting long-term results. When you go for the most reliable LASIK eye surgery Warren has to offer, keep yourself informed on the following post-care tips to make your life simpler:

  • Make sure you arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery. Since your eyes need to get as much rest as possible, your doctor will advise you to refrain from straining them in any way. You will probably need to keep them shut as much as possible for the first few hours after surgery.

  • Avoid touching your eyes at all cost, as it can disrupt the heaing process and may even lead to infection. Although there will be slight discomfort and a mild burning sensation, it is important that you resist the urge to rub or touch your eyes. Similarly, avoid using any form of make-up around your eyes after undergoing the best LASIK eye surgery Warren has to offer.

  • It's true that you may start noticing an improvement in your vision within the first day after surgery. While this is the case, it is recommended that you take at least 2-3 days off to give your eyes the proper rest that they need. Since they are still very weak, you need to give them some time till they get adjusted to the light.

  • Prevent water or dirt from getting into your eyes after getting the most reliable LASIK eye surgery Warren has to offer. Instead of showering and risking water getting into your eyes, take a bath. If possible, avoid washing your hair at least till the second or third day after surgery. Prevent shampoo or any other hair products from getting into your eyes for the first week after surgery.

  • Although you may experience dry eyes during your healing period, do not use over-the-counter medicines to provide comfort. Instead, use the post-care eyedrops you received from your doctor to prevent dryness and infection.

  • Before you begin your daily exercise routine again, it is recommended that you wait for a few days to allow proper healing for your eyes. The perspiration from physical activity can burn your eyes and may even lead to damage during the first 2-3 days after surgery.

When you undergo the best LASIK eye surgery Warren has to offer, you also need to follow the best post-care tips to ensure that your eyes remain healthy for a long time.

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William S. Goldstein, MD, has been practicing laser eye surgery since 1991. He was one of the first doctors to offer advanced eye care in all of Michigan and is a member of several prestigious organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

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