Having Laser Eye Surgery? What You Can Do To Help With Your Recovery

Laser eye surgery is a surgery you can have to help improve your vision or to give you back vision you've lost. If you are someone that has to wear eyeglasses to see, your vision can be corrected by removing the lens in the eye and correcting it. Laser eye surgery may not give you back your vision entirely, but it can drastically improve it, even allowing you to see without corrective lenses. Read on for tips to help you after you've had laser eye surgery to help with your recovery.

Wear Your Eye Patch

If you were instructed to wear an eye patch after your laser eye surgery, you should do so. Even if you aren't thrilled about the idea of wearing an eye patch, it's only temporary and can help with the recovery. Without the patch, you may strain your eyes and do harm. If you were told to wear an eye patch, do so for as long as your eye surgeon suggests.

Wear Your Eyeglasses

You're still going to need eyeglasses after your surgery if you only had one eye done. You need to be able to see out of the eye that you didn't have surgery on yet, so wear your eyeglasses until instructed that you no longer need to wear them. After you've had your eye patch removed, you can take out the lens in the glasses for the eye that you've had surgery on to help you see evenly.

Don't Rub Your Eyes

If your eyes are itchy after the surgery, don't itch or rub your eyes. If you were given eye drops after the surgery, use the eye drops as instructed and refrain from rubbing your eyes at all to prevent issues with your vision or with the surgical procedure that you just has done.

Don't Strain Your Vision

If you are straining to see with the eye you just had surgery on, you could damage your vision. Try your best to keep your eyes relaxed and don't strain in other ways that can harm your vision either, such as lifting something too heavy or straining your eyes by looking at a device for too long. 

If you are going to be having laser eye surgery, you should know ahead of time what you can expect. Help with your recovery in any way that you can to prevent damaging your vision or reversing the effects of your surgery. Talk to your optometrist for other helpful tips.