Truth be told, you will probably require reading glasses at some point in the years following your LASIK surgery. But it has nothing to do with LASIK failing to deliver as promised, or “wearing off” over time. Even after a perfect LASIK result, you may eventually need reading glasses to see nearby objects clearly.
Can I read a book after laser eye surgery?
Don’t try to read a book, magazine, or other printed materials. You should avoid any type of print media as well during your recovery period. Your eyes have to focus on the text, and this can place a strain on the eyes.
How long after LASIK can you wear glasses?
How long do I need to 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.
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.
Why is vision blurry after LASIK?
Answer: Blurred vision after hours on the computer is generally due to dryness, which is common for six months after LASIK. It is best to use artificial tears at least every hour if you are going to be on the computer and to rest your eyes frequently (actually close them for a few moments) to keep them from drying out.
Can you do LASIK twice?
A second procedure is necessary if refractive errors were not corrected during LASIK. If a second procedure has been deemed necessary, another flap will be created. Most surgeons won’t perform a second LASIK procedure unless it’s 5-10 years after LASIK.
How long after LASIK will blurry vision go away?
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.
Do eyes get worse after LASIK?
See your doctor right away if any of the following happens after LASIK: new symptoms develop. vision gets worse (beyond the normal haziness/blurriness that occurs after the procedure)
What happens if you cry after LASIK surgery?
What happens if I cry after LASIK? It’s okay to cry after LASIK. Whether your eyes are watery or you happen to cry for an emotional reason, natural tears won’t harm the corneal flaps or hinder the healing process. Crying can actually help keep your eyes lubricated.
How can I improve my vision after LASIK?
What You Should Do After LASIK Surgery
- Do wear eye guards at night for a week after the surgery so you don’t inadvertently rub the delicate eye area while you sleep.
- Do use the eye drops your doctor prescribes to counteract dryness and prevent infection and inflammation.