What is the Recovery Time for LASIK Surgery?

man showing the recovery time for LASIK by pointing to his eyes a day after his surgeryLASIK surgery is a refractive procedure that corrects common vision impairments, allowing the patient to become less dependent on their prescription glasses or contacts. As the most popular refractive surgery performed in the U.S., LASIK reshapes the cornea to allow light to enter the eye and makes it possible to correct vision by focusing on the retina.

If you’re interested in this procedure, we have provided you with the typical length of time it takes to recover after LASIK surgery, as well as what the recovery process entails, so you know what to expect post-LASIK.

The Typical Recovery Time for LASIK Surgery

After the surgery, your eyes will begin to heal. In fact, most patients experience vision improvement immediately following the procedure, and the vast majority report that their eyes feel normal the next day.

What Does the Recovery Process Entail?

Once the LASIK procedure has been completed, you’ll need to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before being discharged. Your doctor or LASIK surgeon will see you the following day to ensure everything is going well in regard to your healing process. Regular check-up visits are typically scheduled in advance for a period of six months or more to monitor your progress.

To help promote the healing process, it’s recommended that you wear eye shields or protective glasses to limit your exposure to harmful UV rays. Within six months, your vision should be stable and clear.

CorrectVision Laser Institute is one of Florida’s most advanced vision correction practices with extensive experience in LASIK. Our goal is to open your eyes to the world of great vision by offering unparalleled expertise and the most advanced technology available. Contact us today for a consultation with one of our South Florida eye specialists, located in Hollywood, Weston and Pembroke Pines!