Can I see better after my LASIK eye surgery?
Hi, it’s Dr. Chotiner from Memorial Eye Institute. When I tell people I’m a LASIK surgeon, some of them ask me: “Can I see better after my LASIK eye surgery?”
The answer is, many patients’ vision starts to return to normal within 24 hours, though others’ can take up to a week to seem right.
Generally speaking, following a LASIK procedure, in the two to three hours immediately after surgery, your vision will be blurry, but you will likely see more clearly than you did without glasses immediately after surgery
That said, your eyesight will greatly improve within 24 hours, although you may still experience intermittent blurriness and fluctuations in your vision for some time as your eyes adjust to the reshaped cornea.
It will take between three and six months for your eyes to fully heal, and it’s not unusual to encounter minor lingering side effects during this period. That’s why we offer aftercare appointments, where we can examine your eyes routinely and keep track of how everything is going as your eyes continue to heal.
To learn more about LASIK, and the benefits it brings, please book online for a free virtual vision assessment on our website today.
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