You should still wear goggles when swimming. 3 weeks after surgery: You can engage in all water sports, including high-impact activities such as water polo, but you must still wear protective goggles. 4 weeks after surgery: You can swim without goggles and open your eyes underwater.
When can I stop wearing goggles after LASIK?
You are advised to wear the goggles while you sleep for a week to two weeks after surgery, when your eyes will be at their most vulnerable to damage if you scratch or otherwise disturb them.
Can I swim without goggles after LASIK?
Low-impact water activities, such as kayaking and snorkeling, are acceptable at this point. After Three Weeks: You can return to all water sports, even the high-impact ones, but you must wear protective gear on your eyes. After One Month: You can swim without goggles.
When can I go swimming after laser eye surgery?
Most patients who have LASIK can return to swimming (with goggles) by week two. If you have ReLEx SMILE, you may be able to return to other activities, including swimming, much, much sooner.
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.
How do you know if your LASIK flap has moved?
When the flap moves out of place, it’s referred to as LASIK flap dislocation. If you’re wondering how to tell if your LASIK flap has moved, rest assured that you’ll know. Symptoms include pain, discomfort, watering, and/or blurry vision.
Can I swim after laser iridotomy?
2. How long should I take off work/ sport/swimming etc? You will need to take approximately 2-3 days off work, sport and swimming. Dr Phipps can provide a sick certificate for this period.