What precautions should I take after surgery?

The eyes may be sensitive to light for a period of time after the procedure has been completed so it is advisable to steer clear of bright lights for a while. Patients should also take care to avoid environments which are dirty and dusty as this can slow the healing process. Initially, patients may struggle to see in the dark so they should avoid driving and working at night. Patients are also advised to avoid touching the eyes, avoid wearing make up around the eyes and keep the eyes away from water (it is usually recommended that patients have a bath rather than a shower as this will prevent water from getting into the eye).

Guide to Laser Eye Surgery