Every surgery and recovery period is a different experience for each patient, although every patients needs are the same (better or close to 20/20 vision), the recovery process can be affected by many environmental and personal factors. At Commonwealth Eye Surgery we aim to arm all of our patients with as much information and help as possible so that the highest results achievable are obtained.
One of the lasik post-op side effects is dryness. We will give you several packets of artificial tears which we advise you administer artificial tears or eye drops, every 2-4 hours for the first five days after lasik surgery. “When you experience dry eyes after lasik, your vision may be intermittently blurry. This is one of the advantages of artificial tear drops, as they will keep your eyes lubricated, and assist in providing clear vision.” – recent healthcareglobal.com article.
If you experience discomfort, or your eyes become dry or itchy, resist the urge to rub your eyes or squint, it is vital that you keep your eyes closed and in a relaxed state in order to benefit as much as you can from your lasik surgery. If you have any questions about eye dryness after lasik, please contact us today on 859-224-2655