Thanks to the technology of LASIK eye surgery, most people consider it as the answer to healing eye problems and improve lifestyle. In fact, it is well-known because of the amazingly fast recovery time. Now you don’t have to depend on glasses and contact lenses anymore. If you are one of the millions of people who wants to get LASIK surgery soon and feel nervous about it, here are ten tips before and after LASIK procedure so that you can get ready.
Before LASIK Surgery:
1) Choose Suitable Time
The surgery usually only takes around 10-15 minutes. However, you still have to get rest around 60 to 90 minutes before you can go home. Therefore, remove any plan of the day so that you don’t have to rush. If necessary, get a few days leave from work.
2) Avoid Caffeine or Soda
Caffeine and soda can cause your eyes to dry. If you can think of any other factors that can give the same effect, please consider avoiding them too.
3) No Electronic Devices
It is advisable not to bring any electronic gadget during the surgery. If you really need to bring your cell phones, please make sure to turn off the device all the time, as the laser device is quite sensitive to any interference.
4) Come with A Friend or Family Member
Even though your eyes definitely will feel normal after the surgery, you are still recommended to avoid driving. You are strongly advised to have someone that can return you home safely.
5) Avoid Anything that Can Harm Your Eyes
Please take some precautions to prevent any accident that can hurt or injure your eyes. For example, avoid wearing high heels and let someone take care of your kids, so you don’t have to bring them with you.
After LASIK surgery:
1) Take a Rest
Napping is part of the healing process, thus taking some nap immediately after the surgery is a must. Also, let your eyes relax and rest more often, at least for the first two days after the surgery. For instance, avoid reading, watching television, and staring at the computer screen for too long.
2) Don’t Rub Your Eyes
Take note of this as it is vital. Rubbing your eyes can damage your corneal flap. Therefore, you are strongly advised to get your hands away from your eyes.
3) Avoid the Risk of Bacterial Infections.
State any places with high risk of bacterial infections, for example, hot tubs, steam rooms, and even swimming pools. Avoid doing activities in those locations at least for the first week as you recover.
4) Wear Sunglasses
If you are walking outside, make sure to wear sunglasses. It is important to protect your eyes from the hot sun and the wind so you can get rid of dry eyes. Dryness can give effect to blurred vision, so you have to avoid it.
5) Avoid Anything from Getting into Your Eyes
Be careful during bath time, as you can accidentally let the shampoo get into your eyes. Wearing a goggle during bath time is maybe a good idea. Bring a towel with you all the time, so that you can wipe out the sweat before it can go into your eyes.
Hope the tips help in your preparation. Now just be calm, get the treatment for your eye problems and all the best for your LASIK surgery soon!