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What is the recovery time after LASIK?

Immediately upon sitting up from your procedure you will notice improvements in your vision. These improvements will only continue to improve over the days following the procedure. You will be asked to take a nap once you get home after your procedure. While the eye will start to heal right away, taking a nap will help facilitate the initial healing. You will be able to see better when you wake from your nap, but we do recommend relaxing for the remainder of the day. A majority of patients are seeing 20/20 the morning after your procedure and most patients return to work and most of their daily activities, including driving. Over the course of the following few weeks, you may notice slight fluctuations in your vision, which are a normal part of the healing process.

Prescribed anti-inflammatory and antibiotic drops, as well as lubricating drops used following the procedure, will facilitate a faster recovery with minimal discomfort.