What are the restrictions after LASIK surgery?
Your doctor may advise you to stay clear of driving or any physical activity on the day of your LASIK surgery. Learn more from Dr. Marian Macsai on behalf of NorthShore University HealthSystem about LASIK surgery.
As far as physical activity, the date of the procedure we want you to take it easy.
And that includes not sitting and reading your email all day on the computer. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Are there any restrictions or limitations after LASIK? Yes and no. We don't want you to drive the day of your procedure.
We've given you some Valium, and it could slow your reflexes. But the next morning, you should be legal to drive and be able to drive yourself into the office.
As far as physical activity, the date of the procedure we want you to take it easy and that
includes not sitting and reading your email all day on the computer. Because when you read, you tend to stare,
and your eyes will dry out. And that will delay your healing. After surgery, after that first day,
you can read, use the computer. You may need some artificial tears. As far as your physical activity,
I don't limit your physical activity after LASIK with the exception of certain things, such as swimming.
For two weeks, I don't want you to swim in anything but saltwater. That includes saunas, whirlpools, hot tubs,
all of which have been linked to infections. In addition, no contact sports for two weeks.
Don't roll on the floor and tickle your niece and nephew where they might poke you in the eye. Don't play basketball, another sport where people's eyes are
often injured. [AUDIO LOGO]
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