Thinking about LASIK, but don’t know where to start? Autumn Reo of MamaChallenge is giving you a real look at LASIK, including what happens after Lasik surgery, with the help of Kleiman|Evangelista and the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. #KEHELPEDMESEE
A few weeks after Lasik, you’d think maybe I’ve gotten used to not having to wear glasses.
Each morning, I’m more excited every day that I finally did it.
But now what? Is there anything that happens after lasik?
- Are there other appointments?
- Can you swim or exercise?
- Do you have medications to take?
- Do you have to do it again later?
- Do you get eye infections?
- Can you mess it up?
I can report at least at this point – I haven’t messed anything up and nor will I. You can’t do much to “mess it up” after your recovery period…as long as pay attention to the few things not to do after the procedure.
You may be asked to NOT do a few of your normal activities (up to a week after the procedure) including:
- Exercise (after a few days I was allowed to exercise)
- Driving (is normally just for the first day depending on your doctor)
- Makeup (no eye makeup for a week. This was my hardest part!)
- Spa or Sauna
- Gardening or other areas where there is soil in sand
- Smoking isn’t forbidden, but perhaps may irritate your eyes
- Rubbing your eyes!
Yep, it may seem very obvious to not rub your eyes, but you’d be surprised how often you touch your eyes you don’t even know it! Sleeping might be easier with the special goggles they give to you post-procedure to wear. You won’t want to clean out your eyes with your fingers either. Your hands carry so much bacteria and you definitely don’t want that in your “new” eyes.
All I can say is that the recommended medicated eye drops are your best friend. For real.
And to be honest, mine still are. Especially as A/C and fan season kicks in, my eyes don’t love direct air blowing on my eyeballs. And with allergies in full swing, my eyes were already burning before. There hasn’t been any increase, but the drops sure have helped the dryness and itchiness that I normally experience.
After the procedure and your initial follow-up appointment, there will be other appointments, but just a few and far between typically – one after a week and then around six weeks later. After this point, your doctor will choose if and when other appointments are necessary. On average, it’s just like you would before lasik – recommended at at least once a year.
While like any procedure, you aren’t always perfect right off the bat. But it amazes me how much my eyes changed in such a short amount of time. Originally, I saw a little halo effect around bright lights, but that only lasted a few days. And remember, I was seeing 20/20 the next day.
Of course, everyone’s eyes are a little different. I’ve shared my experience candidly with Kleiman-Evangelista Eye Center and am excited to report nothing but rave reviews. So what are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to start seeing your life more clearly with lasik.
Make your free appointment now.
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