After LASIK eye surgery, you can expect some heightened eye sensitivity as your eyes heal and adjust. This is normal, and will resolve itself over time. During your initial consultation, board certified Beverly Hills ophthalmologist Dr. Khanna will discuss in detail what you can expect in the days and weeks following LASIK.
There are three main types of eye sensitivity you may experience after LASIK:
All of these issues are temporary and will fade as your eyes continue to heal. Dr. Khanna will follow up with you closely throughout the healing process to ensure you are progressing normally, and address any abnormal symptoms that may arise.
Once your eyes have fully healed, the sensitivity problems discussed above will cease. However, your contrast sensitivity will be even better than it was before LASIK. You will be able to see more depth in your environment, and pick up on subtle visual changes more quickly. You will also have a higher level of “Snellen Acuity” – which is traditionally tested using a Snellen eye chart during regular exams. Snellen acuity determines how small of an object you can clearly make out.
For the overwhelming majority of our patients, temporary side effects like eye sensitivity after LASIK are nothing compared to the life-changing quality of vision they are left with.
If you have further questions about what to expect after LASIK, please contact The Khanna Institute today or call (888) 339-8143 to schedule an appointment. We serve patients throughout Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, and Los Angeles, California.