What is vision like after Laser Eye Surgery?

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The average time for a laser eye surgery procedure is approximately an hour. At the end of the operation, you will be given protective eyewear to help your eye to heal. Depending on the operation you have had, this could be either a special contact lens or tinted glasses. In some cases you may be given both, to help prevent the sun from damaging your eye. You will be given a set of instructions that you should follow, as they are important to make sure your eye heals as well as possible.

In the first few days following your operation you may experience a bit of pain from your eye, which you can prevent by taking paracetamol or ibuprofen. You will be required to make sure that you keep your eye clean and put drops in it whenever the ophthalmologist tells you to. This will help your eye heal whilst also preventing any infections. Even though some people have reported their vision returning straight after the procedure, you should be prepared for it taking up to a month. 

As your eye heals, you may experience night time symptoms such as glare and starbursts. These usually subside over a few weeks, however sometimes they can be permanent. You should expect your vision to return to normal over a few months post surgery, however many say it happens straight away.

Read Recovery after Laser Eye Surgery.




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