Summer is coming! Wouldn’t it be great to take a dip in the pool without worrying about your glasses and contact lenses? If you’re thinking about how you’ll look in a bathing suit, consider how much more attractive you’ll appear if you don’t need glasses to see clearly. The top eye specialists at Austin Eye explain how having LASIK eye surgery soon can make a glasses- and contact lenses-free summer a reality.
LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery allows patients to see well without the need for glasses or contact lenses. At Austin Eye, we offer iLASIK, an all-laser treatment customized for your unique eyes.
With iLASIK, one laser creates the corneal flap, while another laser reshapes the cornea to correct refractive errors. It’s among the safest types of LASIK surgery. The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes.
Most people choose to have LASIK surgery on both eyes at the same time, but bilateral simultaneous treatment does involve additional risk. If you have one eye done at a time, you and your eye doctor will determine when to have the second surgery performed. That’s generally after the initial eye has healed fully.
This timeline is something to keep in mind if you want to get rid of your glasses by summer!
While most people can resume normal activities within a day or so after LASIK surgery, you may experience some blurry vision for up to two weeks.
During the first week, avoid touching your eyes. Doing so could impede the healing of the corneal flap. Eye makeup is out of the question for the week following LASIK surgery.
You must also stay out of pools, hot tubs, lakes and other bodies of water. When the doctor gives the okay to head into the pool, wear goggles to protect your eyes for a few weeks.
It does take between three and six months for full eye healing post-LASIK. Some patients develop temporary dry eye or have issues with glare for a while post-surgery. By having the procedure performed in the winter or early spring, you can take full advantage of all the great water sports of summer.
If you’d like to throw out your glasses in time for summer by undergoing LASIK surgery, contact the dedicated eye care specialists at Austin Eye today and schedule a consultation.