Quality LASIK Aftercare
Choosing to have Fort Worth LASIK surgery is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. For years, you have been tied down to glasses or contact lenses, having to update your prescription each year or every other year as your vision has gotten progressively worse. Finally, there is an option that can free you from those burdens, and also elevate your self-esteem. You will be given the gift of good vision and that is something you need to take care of. That is why adhering to your Fort Worth LASIK eye surgery doctor’s post op orders is imperative.
Immediately following the surgery, your vision will be quite blurry. After all, your eyes have been through a traumatic experience. It will be unsafe for you to drive with such poor vision, so you will need to have arranged for a ride home ahead of time. And, during the ride home your eyes will be extremely sensitive to light, so you need to wear the thick, dark sunglasses your Fort Worth LASIK doctor gives you. You will be wearing these glasses outside for the next few weeks to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, so you may as well get used to them right away. Once home, rest your eyes. If you have kids, arrange for someone to watch them so that you can nap in a dark area. The next morning, you will be shocked at how clearly you can see and how your glasses are now what make your vision fuzzy.
In the coming weeks, your vision will just improve even more, but you must take good care of your now-glasses-free eyes. Make sure to use the eye drops your doctor prescribed as directed—both the artificial tears and antibiotic drops to help stave off any possible infections. Also, refrain from wearing any makeup or other cosmetic products by your eyes for several weeks to make sure they are free of debris. Avoid all contact sports, as well as hot tubs and swimming pools. The chlorine can easily burn your recovering eyes, a feeling you do not want. And, no matter how much you may want to, resist the urge to rub your eyes. This can be difficult as your eyes will tend to water in the first few weeks following LASIK in Fort Worth, but it is well worth resisting as you want nothing to damage this new gift of sight you have been given.