What does recovery from LASEK involve?

The recovery from LASEK is very similar to that of PRK and LASIK, except that it does tend to take longer. It can be 3 to 7 days before you have good vision and you will experience pain and discomfort (irritation) during this time. You will be given painkillers in the form of anaesthetic eye drops to deal with this.

Try not to touch or rub your eye during this time. What can help is to wear the eye patch at night to remind yourself not to do so.

Arrange a week away from work after surgery to give yourself time to rest and for your eye to heal.

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

An important part of this process is the aftercare service. You will be asked to attend an aftercare check up the day after surgery. This will be followed by regular check ups over the next few months.

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