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Be Sure To Follow LASIK Aftercare Instructions

Posted by fasttrack on July 27, 2015

LASIK_Aftercare_Instructions.jpgThousands of LASIK procedures are performed each day across the United States.  Most of them are performed safely and produce great results for patients.  To ensure a satisfactory result, it is important that patients follow their doctor’s aftercare instructions.

LASIK aftercare instructions generally include:

  • Rest or sleep after the procedure.  It’s always best to go home and get a few hours of shut eye after the procedure.
  • Take any prescription medication such as eye drops that your doctor ordered.  There is a reason you were given a prescription so don’t skip it.  Eye drops help lubricate the eye, reducing irritation and antibiotic-steroid drops reduce the chance of infection.
  • Don’t touch or rub your eyes.  Most doctors recommend that you do not touch or rub your eyes for a couple of weeks after your procedure.
  • Wear a protective eye shield at night.  Most doctors either prescribe or provide these.  You want to keep your eyes safe and injury-free while you sleep.

If you have any questions about your LASIK procedure or aftercare instructions in Greenville, please contact Donelson Eye Associates at 864-987-0034 or donelsoneye.com.