How to take care of your eyes after Lasik eye surgery?

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In Lasik eye surgery, post surgery care is equally important as the surgery. In most of the cases people are worried about it a lot with many questions like, will I have to suffer serious pain after surgery, will I be able to drive or not, after how much time I will be able to get back to my regular schedule?

Lasik eye surgery gives you freedom from irritating glasses and contact lenses. You can enjoy this change lifelong, if you take care of few things after you Lasik surgery. For speedy recovery you should follow the protection prescribed by you surgeon immediately after Lasik surgery.

If you are planning to go for Lasik eye surgery here are some do's and don'ts that you may have to follow after Lasik surgery.

What you should do after the surgery

Ask someone else to drive

You may find it comfortable, but doctors won't direct you to drive for some days. So after going through Lasik surgery you should take help of your friends or relatives and ask them to drive for you.

Use eye drops as per doctor's advice

Do follow the medication schedule directed by your surgeon. Eye Doctors prescribe patients to use some eye drops given by doctors at regular interval of time. Put eye drops after every 3-4 hours and if you forget to put eye drops at any time put it as you remember and don't miss the next schedule.

Take food of your choice

Post surgery you should take food of your choice and take anything. But you should completely avoid alcohol for at least 2-3 week after surgery or as prescribed by your doctor.

Use protective eye glasses for high risk action

First of all you should not indulge in any risky activity like sports, but if you get involved in some activities that can cause your eyes any sort of injury, do use protective eye glasses to protect your eyes from any kind of risk.

Follow up with your surgeon

Do follow your follow up schedule with your surgeon post surgery. Number of visits to eye doctor depends upon your progress. While visiting your eye doctor do take your post surgery eye kit with you. Mark the dates when you need to visit your doctor and make sure you go to the doctor on appoint date.

Don'ts for you after the Lasik surgery

Don't rub your eyes

It is very important that you don't rub your eyes after surgery for at least two weeks. Rubbing your eye may cause you some irritation or wrinkling of your eye's flap. You should use sleeping goggles to avoid this while sleeping.

Avoid using water direct in eyes

Don't let your eyes come in direct contact with water for at least two weeks just after the surgery. If water gets into your eyes, keep your head downward and close your eyes. Don't splash water on your face after the procedure. Say no to swimming, yard mowing, hot tub and exercise to protect your eyes from water. Be very careful while showering as well.

 Don't use makeup

 Ladies should not use makeup for one week after Lasik eye surgery, especially mascara and eye liner. They should take extreme care even while removing the makeup ever after couple of weeks after the surgery.

 Don't get panicked if you face some irritation after surgery

 Some eye problem after surgery is not surprising after surgery. If you feel some pain in your eyes or your vision gets blurred, don't get panicked. Close your eyes for some time and wait for some hours. If you still face problem consult with your eye doctor as soon as possible. You can also consult your doctor to take over the counter pain relievers.
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