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Your Laser Eye Surgery Recovery Timeline

One of the most common questions that patients ask their consultant concerning laser eye surgery is what happens during the recovery process. In truth, this will differ slightly between each patient depending on their age, the condition of their eyes, and their overall health. However, experience and feedback from those who have had laser eye surgery provide a general timeline that a laser eye surgery patient can expect to follow as they recover.

Immediately After Opening Eyes

Many laser eye surgery patients are amazed that the second they open their eyes they can see an immediate improvement in their vision. Some even become emotional at seeing clearly without glasses or contact lenses for the first time in years. That being said, there may be some minor fogginess which is why you should never drive yourself following laser eye surgery. In most cases, vision becomes completely clear within a few hours.


Laser Eye Surgery

What Are My Laser Eye Surgery Options?

In general, laser eye surgery from eye specialists such as Insight Eye Clinic is used to correct poor vision and eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. In most cases, laser surgery is simple, relatively non-invasive and comes with quite a short recovery time.

In fact, in many cases you will notice an improvement in your vision immediately after the procedure.

However, there are three different types of laser eye surgery, each of which is suited to different people in different situations. You should always speak with your local specialist to determine the best choice for your needs.

But, we’ve outlined them below to give you an idea of what each procedure involves and why it is done.

F-LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

LASIK (laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is one of the most common types of laser eye surgery in the world. It has been performed for almost 30 years, and is generally used to correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and astigmatism.

In general, LASIK surgery involves using a special laser to create a small flap on the cornea of your eye. This exposes the tissue underneath, which can then be treated with a different type of laser. Basically, the treatment will reshape your cornea, correcting your vision and allowing you to perform simple everyday activities within hours following the procedure.