What does recovery from Epi-LASIK involve?

The recovery from Epi-LASIK will involve you visiting the clinic the next day so that the surgeon can check on your progress. You will be given painkillers as patients who’ve had Epi-LASIK find that they do experience some pain following this procedure.

This is more of a problem than with PRK or LASEK.

You should be able to remove the protective bandage lens after 4 days. The surgeon will advise you when you can do this.

It is a good idea to take a few days off work during this time. Ideally, arrange for a week to allow yourself time to recover.

It will be a week before you are able to drive.

Make sure you use any prescribed eye drops at this time and avoid touching or rubbing your eyes. It can be very tempting to do so especially if they feel ‘itchy’ but please resist that temptation.

You will notice a dramatic improvement in your vision and this will continue over a period of a few months.

There will be a series of check ups as part of your treatment package. These are designed to monitor your progress over the next few months. 

If you do notice anything untoward then contact your surgeon immediately.

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