Pre- and Post-Operative LASIK Care
Do you wear glasses? Are you struggling with blurry vision? If so, it may be possible to correct your vision issues by undergoing LASIK surgery. This surgery can adjust the shape of your cornea to improve your vision. If you are considering LASIK surgery, it’s wise to sit down with an optometrist to see whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure. If you live in or near Talladega, AL, and want to explore LASIK, feel free to stop by the Alabama Eye Clinic for a LASIK surgery assessment.
Assessing Your Eye Health
When you visit our optometrist, we will perform an eye exam to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. We will check your vision, determining whether or not you suffer from blurry vision and various other things. Our eye doctor will also go over your medical record and may ask you a variety of questions related to your past eye health and treatment.
This information is vital for our optometrist to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK. Many diseases and conditions can make you a bad candidate for LASIK eye surgery. It is important to consider all these factors before you undergo surgery.
One issue that could make LASIK surgery a poor choice for you is if your vision prescription is constantly changing. If your prescription has not stayed stable for at least a few years, you may want to put off LASIK for now.
LASIK After Care
Our optometrist provides more than just initial assessments for LASIK. We also provide care for your eyes after you have undergone LASIK. There are many things you do not want to do following LASIK surgery, such as rubbing your eyes. It’s also wise to avoid digital screens, leisure reading, and other things that emphasize staring at nearby objects for a long period of time.
It's wise to avoid driving for a few days as well, so that your eyes can heal. You may also want to wait 24 hours or so before taking a shower. This will reduce the risk of water getting in your eyes and potentially causing an infection. The same goes for avoiding getting soap or shampoo in your eyes. You should also avoid wearing makeup around your eyes until they have fully healed.
When possible, try to avoid dusty environments as well, since dust can irritate your eyes. Further, when you’re outside, it’s a good idea to wear sunglasses. These will protect your eyes from UV radiation and other threats.
As you can see, when it comes to LASIK, there are a lot of considerations. It is wise to work with an eye doctor to develop an eye care treatment plan for after your surgery. The first few days following a procedure can prove crucial to how well you heal from the procedure.
Looking for an optometrist near you? If you live in Talladega, AL, visit us at Alabama Eye Clinic. Call us today at (256) 362-4872.