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Dr. Nilu Maboudi and Dr. Kwang Kim
LASIK recovery is generally a quick and simple process. Even so, patients tend to have questions about resuming their daily routines after undergoing blade-free, all-laser LASIK.
Rest assured that the experienced laser vision correction surgeons at Griffin & Reed Eye Care will give you a detailed post-operative care plan to follow. They will also take the time to answer any specific questions that you may have about the recovery period. In the meantime, keep reading for the answer to a frequently asked question, “When can I wash my face after LASIK?”
LASIK is an excellent way for patients to reduce or eliminate their dependency on glasses and contacts. The best way to find out if blade-free, all-laser LASIK is right for you is to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our laser vision correction surgeons.
The infographic below provides basic information about LASIK candidacy criteria. If these points apply to you, then you are likely a great candidate for LASIK. However, a comprehensive examination is necessary to know for sure.
The food that you eat impacts the health of your entire body. Your eyes are no exception; what you consume can help support your visual health. Keep reading to learn what foods might facilitate healing after blade-free, all-laser LASIK, and what foods rank among the best for continued eye health.
With summer right around the corner, you’re daydreaming about plunging into the pool or visiting a beautiful California beach. However, if you rely on glasses or contacts to see, you know it isn’t that easy. Wearing contacts around water is a recipe for infection and wearing frames while swimming is a hassle.
Not all LASIK procedures are created equal. Two sophisticated options — blade-free, all-laser LASIK and custom, or Wavefront® Optimized, LASIK — can be combined to offer you the best possible visual outcome.
You may already know what blade-free, all-laser LASIK is. If not, the term means that the entire procedure is performed using a precise laser, including the creation of the corneal flap. However, the idea of custom LASIK may be new to you.
At one point or another, you believed something that isn’t true. You might have thought that if you swallowed gum, it’d stay in your stomach for seven years. Or that lightning never strikes the same place twice.
It’s okay. We’ve all mistaken fiction for fact. However, we want to make sure that you don’t still believe any old myths about blade-free, all-laser LASIK.
Though the blade-free, all-laser LASIK recovery period is incredibly short, you’ll still need to take the whole day off to recover. While it’s tempting to use that time to catch up on emails or text people about your experience, you need to give your eyes a break.
Over time, LASIK has become a household term. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who is completely unfamiliar with this frequently-performed method of eye surgery. Chances are you even know a few glasses and contact lens wearers who ditched their corrective lenses after gaining clear vision.
While researching LASIK, you’ve probably seen the term “LASIK enhancement.” A LASIK enhancement is a secondary LASIK procedure that is performed to improve your visual acuity if you didn’t quite achieve the desired outcome from your first procedure.
Out of all of the great questions that our patients ask us about LASIK, the one that we hear the most is probably “What can I expect from the post-LASIK recovery?” Since blade-free, all-laser LASIK is a surgical procedure, many people tend to assume that there is a lengthy recovery period. That isn’t the case. Most people can return to their regular routines the day after their procedure.
Disclaimer: Griffin & Reed Eye Care provides eye surgery and LASIK laser vision correction for Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Stockton and nearby areas of California. This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be taken as medical advice. This website is not intended for viewing or usage by European Union citizens.If you are interested in learning more, please contact one of our LASIK surgeons for a consultation at our Sacramento or Roseville offices.