LASIK was designed to reduce recovery time and risk of infection. It has since become the most popular refractive surgery in the world.
The doctor makes a small flap in the outer tissue of the cornea, folding it back to reveal the inner corneal layers. They’ll then reshape your cornea from the inside, correcting your refractive error. Once the cornea is reshaped, the doctor will replace the flap, covering the altered tissue.
Although your vision should be totally clear within 24 hours, it’s not a bad idea to take a day off to relax and let your body heal. We’ll contact you to see how you’re feeling and check your vision for over or under correction. You must not drive or operate machinery until we’ve checked your vision and told you it’s safe to do so. To avoid any flap complications, you should not engage in strenuous exercise for a few weeks after surgery. You must also remember not to rub your eye.