Lasik eye surgery permanently changes the shape of the cornea (the clear covering on the front of the eye). It is done to improve vision and reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses.
What to Expect at Home
After you have surgery, an eye shield or patch will be placed over the eye. It will protect the flap and help prevent rubbing or pressure on the eye until it has healed (most often overnight).
Right after the surgery, you may have burning, itching, or a feeling that something is in the eye. This most often goes away within 6 hours.
Vision is often blurry or hazy the day of surgery. The blurriness starts to go away by the next day.
At the first doctor visit after surgery:
- The eye shield is removed.
- The doctor examines your eye and tests your vision.
- You will receive eye drops to help prevent infection and inflammation.
DO NOT drive until you have be cleared by your doctor and your vision has improved enough to do so safely.