One of the great advantages of LASIK eye surgery is the quick healing time. Once the procedure is complete, you will typically notice an immediate improvement in vision. This changes within an hour or so, as your eye begins to heal and your vision becomes blurry.
Although you should have little to no immediate discomfort, as time goes on you may notice some itchiness or scratchiness, as your eye heals. Your doctor can prescribe eye drops to help with this and to reduce dryness, since your eyes may feel dry for a few days or a few weeks. Although every procedure has risks, most patients report a high level of satisfaction with their LASIK procedure.
It is important that you do not rub your eyes while your eyes are healing from you LASIK procedure. Your eye surgeon will tell you when you can resume normal activities and what symptoms or problems you should watch for. Your follow up appointment is a great time to ask any questions about your activity level or any problems you may be having. For more information about healing and recovery time from LASIK, please contact Tidewater Eye Centers in Virginia Beach today.