Question: When can I go in a hot tub after LASIK?

How long after LASIK can I hot tub?

Here is a general timeline for how quickly you can get in the water after your procedure: 1 week after surgery: You can swim in a chlorinated pool. Be sure to wear goggles. 2 weeks after surgery: You can sit in a hot tub and swim in natural bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers, and oceans.

How many days after LASIK can I swim?

Swimming, in general, is safest after 3-4 weeks of LASIK or a laser eye surgery where a ‘flap’ has been made. It is also best to always use swimming goggles in chlorinated pools to protect the eyes from allergies post swimming.

Can I sleep on my side after LASIK?

At bedtime, wear your eye shield for at least one week if you sleep on your back or side, and two weeks if you sleep on your stomach. This will prevent you from rubbing your eyes during asleep.

Can I shower normally after LASIK?

Generally speaking, you should wait at least 24 hours after LASIK before washing your face. This is the same guideline that we give our patients for showering. As with showering, you need to avoid getting soap and water in your eyes for a minimum of several days.

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Can you rub your eyes after LASIK?

You should not rub your eyes for 2 months after LASIK and PRK. You do not want to displace the corneal flap in LASIK or loosen the corneal epithelium in PRK. It should be safe to rub the eyes 1 month after PCRI/AK and SMILE.

What should you not do before LASIK?

On the day of LASIK, don’t wear makeup, perfumes, or lotions. On the day of your procedure, don’t load up on heavy makeup, perfumes, or lotions. You should take a shower and make sure your face is clean of any contaminants the morning of LASIK. Make sure to skip any perfumes as well.

Can you open eyes underwater after LASIK?

You may begin opening your eyes under water one month after your LASIK procedure. I advise patients not to swim in a lake, river or ocean for at least two weeks after the procedure.

How long after LASIK Can I see 20 20?

During a LASIK procedure, a laser is used to change the shape of one or both corneas to improve vision. According to the American Refractive Surgery Council, more than 90% of LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better after 2 to 3 months of post-surgery recovery.

Can I cook after LASIK?

Answer: As long as you follow normal precautions for anyone who has had recent surgery, cooking is generally fine after undergoing a Femto-LASIK procedure.

Can I get my hair dyed after LASIK?

Don’t colour your hair for at least two days. Don’t exercise for at least two days. Don’t go to sleep without goggles or shields we provide and wear them as instructed (this won’t last past a week or so) Avoid dirty environments and high winds so that debris doesn’t get into your eyes.

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What happens if you accidentally rub your eye after LASIK?

Rubbing your eyes after LASIK can easily lead to a dislodged flap, which can cause serious damage to the cornea and damage to vision. Not wearing the eye shields while sleeping.

Can I drink caffeine after LASIK?

Avoid caffeine.

Caffeine can cause your eyes to feel dry, which can make it a little more difficult for you to fully relax after receiving LASIK.

How long after LASIK can I sleep without goggles?

You are advised to wear the goggles while you sleep for a week to two weeks after surgery, when your eyes will be at their most vulnerable to damage if you scratch or otherwise disturb them.