After your LASIK

You will be asked to use a plastic shield at night to protect your eyes while you are asleep and tinted glasses with ultraviolet protection are needed when out in the sun for the first three months.

Antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops will be prescribed and these are generally recommended for use during the first week after surgery.  Lubricating drops are also prescribed and you may find you need to use these for longer – some people who experience dry eyes after LASIK may need to use them for up to six months.

Most people recover quickly from LASIK and are back at work in two to three days. Good vision usually returns after a day or two and vision becomes stable after one to four weeks, although this can take three to nine months in complicated cases.