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
- Laser eye surgery intro
- Alternative treatments to laser eye surgery
- Who can benefit from laser eye surgery?
- How do I know which surgeon or clinic to choose?
- How much does laser eye surgery cost?
- Is laser eye surgery painful?
- When can I play sport and drive after laser eye surgery?
- What precautions should I take after surgery?
- Why have laser eye surgery?
- How long does the laser eye surgery procedure last?
- How long does recovery from laser eye surgery take?
- How long do the results of laser eye surgery last?
- What are the risks involved with laser eye surgery?
- Is laser eye surgery safe?
- Can I have both eyes done on the same day?
- Is laser eye surgery suitable for everyone?
- Types of laser eye surgery treatment