How to Heal after LASIK

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Having LASIK eye surgery can be very beneficial. While it provides you with the improved eye sight you have always wanted without the use of glasses, you will need to make sure you heal properly after the surgery has taken place. You can trust the doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo to give you the best LASIK surgery procedure, but it is up to you to keep your eyes healthy while they are healing after surgery. Below are some guidelines to follow after you have had the LASIK procedure done.

Keep your Eyes Lubricated

As with any surgery there are certain things you must do to take care of where the surgery has taken place. With LASIK you will want to make sure to keep your eyes lubricated. Ask your doctor for eye drops and use them often. This will help with the healing process while protecting your eyes.

Go Blind

Immediately after the surgery it is recommended to stay in a dark room for up to 3 days. This will protect your eyes while they are still very sensitive during the healing process from dust, light and allergens. Over doing it and not taking the time to recover could make it so you have to have more surgeries in the future.

Ask for Help

Don’t be afraid to call a loved one to come and help you during your healing process. In order to heal correctly you might be confined to your dark bedroom for a few days. Ask a loved one to come over and take care of the house, the chores, and of course you while you heal.

Eat Beneficial Eye Foods

Foods that are beneficial to good eye health are always a good idea to eat when healing from LASIK surgery. These foods consist of omega-3s (salmon, walnuts, soybeans, and fish oil supplements); lutein and zeaxanthin (spinach, squash, broccoli, corn, kale); vitamin A (carrots, organ meats, green leafy vegetables), and vitamin C (papaya, red bell peppers, strawberries, oranges) which all prove to be beneficial for eye health.

Take your Medications

As with any surgery your doctor will give you instructions and medication. It is important to follow the instructions and take the prescribed medicines so you may heal. Slacking on taking the medication when you are supposed to may result in a longer healing time.

While the above is just some of the instructions that will be recommended by the doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo, you will be given other guidelines to follow as well. It is important to listen to the recommendations given by your doctor after your LASIK surgery. If you have any additional questions regarding LASIK or the healing process feel free to call us today for more information.

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