LASIK Recovery

By on June 10, 2011

LASIK surgery is a great option for people who would like to have enhanced vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Millions have undergone LASIK surgery and have been very pleased with the overall results, with many achieving perfect or near-perfect vision. When you come to our Virgin Islands LASIK surgery centers, we’ll be able to determine if LASIK or another surgical option (such as Virgin Islands PRK) will best meet your needs. The Laser Vision Institute of the Virgin Islands is committed to solid long-term care and ensuring that your needs are well met.

Following LASIK surgery, you will have to follow some instructions from our team during the healing period. This will be to ensure that you heal properly and that your chances for major complications are greatly reduced. We’ll be sure to go over these instructions in great deal during the consultation process, but right now, we’d like to cover them briefly so you have an idea of what to expect.

It’s very important that you spend the first 24 hours after the surgery resting yourself and your eyes. You will have someone drive you home and help you around for that first day. Do not read, watch television or a movie, browse the internet, or do anything that would strain your eyes in any way for that first day.

Be sure to avoid exposure to harsh lights and sunlight for the first days after surgery, and do not engage in any strenuous or physically demanding activities either. Again, your priority should be resting. Avoid rubbing or scratching your eyes at all costs, and take baths rather than showers to ensure that you do not cause irritation to your eyes from the streams of water.

You will be given follow-up exams at our office in the days and weeks after surgery to monitor your progress and to make sure that you are healing properly without complications. Be sure to contact us immediately if you experience any pain or discomfort after surgery so we can help you right away.

To learn more about LASIK and if it’s right for you, contact our Virgin Islands laser vision correction practice today.

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