Recovering From LASIK: What to Expect

One of the major benefits of LASIK eye surgery is its short recovery time. For the first couple of nights after your procedure, Dr. Khanna may provide you with a protective eye shield to wear while you sleep. He will also provide you with special eyedrops to promote healing and help protect your eyes from infection. You should wear dark glasses as often as possible, since your eyes will be extra-sensitive to bright light for awhile.

Avoid reading, watching TV, or using a computer for the first 24 hours after LASIK. In order for your eyes to properly heal, they need to remain relaxed, and these close-focus activities can tire them out. Dr. Khanna will discuss what types of pain medications are safe to use if you experience any discomfort.

Below are a few other important tips to ensure a smooth LASIK healing process:

  • Do not rub your eyes. This can dislodge the corneal flap before it has a chance to heal correctly.
  • Take a bath instead of a shower during the first 24 hours after your surgery.
  • When you do shower during the first week, avoid letting the water spray on your face.
  • Avoid eye makeup.
  • Do not consume any alcohol for at least 48 hours after LASIK.

If you have further questions about recovering from LASIK, please contact The Khanna Institute today to schedule a free case evaluation. We serve patients throughout the Los Angeles area, with locations in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.

Written by Rajesh Khanna, MD

Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.