Why do you get goggles after LASIK?

LASIK goggles prevent patients from rubbing the eyes during this important stage of recovery when the flap could become easily damaged. It is especially important to wear the LASIK goggles at night when a patient is unaware of his/her actions and may inadvertently touch, rub, or scratch the eyes.

Do I have to wear goggles after LASIK?

Caring for your eyes after your LASIK procedure is vitally important. Your eyes will be extra sensitive to light for the first month after the LASIK surgery and you will be required to wear protective goggles and sunglasses following the procedure.

Why do people need glasses after LASIK?

If you are nearsighted, or you can see clearly up close but not far away, LASIK may cause you to lose some of your ability to see up close earlier than usual. Similarly, if your vision is fully corrected for distance, you are more likely to need reading glasses once presbyopia develops.

How long after LASIK can I shower without goggles?

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.

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How long do I sleep with goggles after LASIK?

We typically recommend that patients wear these goggles for the remainder of the day following surgery. However, patients should wear these protective goggles while sleeping for at least the first night of recovery.

What happens if you accidentally rub your eyes after LASIK?

Rubbing your eyes.

Rubbing your eyes after LASIK can easily lead to a dislodged flap, which can cause serious damage to the cornea and damage to vision.