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How Long Does it Take To Recover From LASIK Eye Surgery?

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How Long Does it Take To Recover From LASIK Eye Surgery?

If you are interested in LASIK eye surgery, two of the questions that you may have is how long it takes to recover and what recovery is like following the surgery. At Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates Eye Care & Surgery Center, we want our patients to be fully informed before the surgery. Here is what you need to know about recovery from LASIK eye surgery. 

How Quickly You Can Go Home After the Surgery?

Following surgery, most eye doctors will release you to go home after about 15 minutes. This is generally how long it takes for the anesthetic to wear off of your eyes. You will have a follow-up appointment with your doctor 24 to 48 hours after surgery to ensure your eyes are healing as they should. 

How to Care For Your Eyes Post Surgery

Following your surgery, you may experience burning and sensitivity for about 24 hours after the surgery. If you are still experiencing this sensation during your follow-up, you will want to let your doctor know. Outside of this, recovery is fairly easy. You will be given a steroid eye drop to use. This helps to strengthen the eye, while also keeping them moist. This drop should be used for a few weeks to a few months, based on your doctors recommendations. 

When the Recovery Process is Over

Most people are able to see clearly within 24 hours of their surgery. However, the healing process can take up to six months to finish. As such, your vision may continue to improve or blurriness may slowly fade away, if present, during this time frame. 

Contact Our Eye Care & Surgery Center Today for Lasik Eye Surgery

Are you interested in having LASIK?  Our experienced surgeons at Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates Eye Care & Surgery Center will carefully evaluate your needs and perform the surgery. We will answer any and all questions you have before the appointment, so you know exactly what to expect from the surgery and recovery. Give us a call at (520) 293-6740 to schedule an appointment or use the Contact Us link to email our Refractive Coordinator directly. 


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