Can I wear cologne after LASIK?

LOS ANGELES — Patients who wear perfume while undergoing LASIK may cause a deterioration in laser beam power over time, a study here has found. Authors suggest surgeons advise patients and staff to avoid wearing perfume or hairspray on the day of surgery to avoid potential laser problems.

How long after LASIK Can I wear perfume?

During Laser Eye Surgery

You should stop wearing anything on the day of your treatment and for the preceding 24 hours, as any residues can affect surgical outcomes. Do not wear any colognes, perfumes, aftershaves, or anything else resembling any of those things, as the scents can irritate your eyes while in surgery.

Can I wear deodorant LASIK?

On The Day Of The Procedure:

1) Do NOT wear any makeup, scented moisturizers and make sure you wash your face thoroughly. 2) Do NOT wear any cologne or perfume. 3) Do NOT use any aerosol products including deodorant or hair spray 4) Do NOT wear any jewelry from the neck up (earrings, necklaces and removable jewelry).

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What happens if you get sweat in your eye after LASIK?

You will want to take it easy for a couple of weeks following your LASIK procedure. You want to get some exercise, but you don’t want to sweat too much. Getting sweat in your eyes after LASIK surgery can cause an infection. You also don’t want to do anything that can strain your eye muscles.

What can you not do after laser eye surgery?

Avoid pools, whirlpools, saunas, and lakes for at least 3 weeks. No eye makeup for at least a week. Toss out partly used products to avoid an infection. Don’t get your hair colored or permed for at least 10 days.

Can I put moisturizer on before LASIK?

On the day of your procedure, don’t load up on heavy makeup, perfumes, or lotions. You should take a shower and make sure your face is clean of any contaminants the morning of LASIK. Make sure to skip any perfumes as well. Don’t put on any hand or face lotions, as this can make your skin greasy.

How long after LASIK should I wear sunglasses?

Your eyes are especially sensitive for the first week after you have LASIK. Plan to wear sunglasses for at least the first week after your LASIK procedure. Also, even post-LASIK surgery, you should continue wearing sunglasses. Sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.

Can you take Tylenol PM after LASIK?

Rest your eyes

If you have difficulty sleeping, take “Tylenol PM”, “Advil PM”, or “Benadryl”, and if you have any discomfort, take “Extra Strength” tablets. You should begin putting drops in your eye(s) after your nap. Remember, do not drive a car or operate machinery immediately after surgery.

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Can I do burpees after LASIK?

We always suggest patients hold off on any form of working out for three to four days after their surgery is complete. Even if you try to ease into gentle exercises, you can still accidentally irritate or strain your eyes. This can impede the recovery process, and end up backfiring on you by causing serious problems.

Can I drink alcohol after LASIK?

No (alcoholic) drinks allowed

Don’t plan any parties the day after LASIK, because you shouldn’t drink for 2 days after as well. But it’s not only the kind of alcohol you ingest that you need to watch out for. To be safe, avoid any styling products like hairspray and mousse, as well as perfumes and colognes.

How long after LASIK can I shower?

Generally speaking, you should wait at least 24 hours after LASIK before washing your face. This is the same guideline that we give our patients for showering. As with showering, you need to avoid getting soap and water in your eyes for a minimum of several days.

Can you drink coffee after LASIK?

Before and after your LASIK procedure it is advised that you avoid caffeinated drinks, including coffee. Caffeine can cause your eyes to feel dry, which can make it more difficult for you to fully relax during and after the procedure.

How long is vision blurry after LASIK?

While you will see better the day after surgery, your vision may be a bit blurry or hazy immediately afterward. These temporary vision difficulties usually clear up after the first few weeks. However, it can take about 2 – 3 months before your vision fully stabilizes and your eyes completely heal.

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Can I use my phone after LASIK?

Give Your Eyes some Downtime after LASIK

You’ll want to rest your eyes for the first day of your recovery in order to give them a chance to heal properly. As part of this rest, we recommend that you avoid looking at screens of any kind — TV, phone, computer or tablet — for 24 hours after LASIK.