The recovery process for LASIK is relatively fast, but each patient responds differently to surgery. At Hofacre Optometric Corporation in Chino Hills and San Dimas, CA, we are here to help you with all questions related to your eye surgery recovery. Here are some things you should know about healing from a LASIK procedure.
What Is the Average LASIK Recovery Time?
The general rule of thumb for your eyes to return to normal is about 24 hours after surgery. Some patients experience an immediate change in vision after surgery, while others may take around eight hours. Your eyes should feel completely normal the day after surgery, and you can resume normal activities.
What Should I Expect Within the First Weeks Following Surgery?
You'll most likely need to return to our eye doctor within 24-48 hours following your surgery to ensure you are healing properly. Our optometrist will also provide you guidance for optimal eye care to make your recovery a lot smoother. It's important to keep your eyes lubricated within the first couple of weeks, even if they do not feel dry. There are certain restrictions, such as exercise or wearing makeup, that our optometrist may ask you to refrain from. You may also experience a slight discomfort that feels like you have an eyelash in your eyes. This condition is normal, and you shouldn't be concerned.
Schedule an Appointment for LASIK
Any type of eye surgery is nerve-wracking, even one as common as LASIK. At Hofacre Optometric Corporation in Chino Hills and San Dimas, CA, you can rest assured that we have the expertise and training to handle all questions and concerns regarding your LASIK procedure. We will help you see clearly again. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.