How Long is the Recovery Process after LASIK?

Eye Doctor Serving Mobile, Alabama and the nearby Gulf Coast Area

LASIK recovery - Mobile LASIK surgeonHave you been contemplating having LASIK to correct your vision, but are worried about long-term side-effects? Don’t be. The recovery from LASIK is surprisingly quick, and you could be doing your normal activities later that same day with 20/20 vision or better.

Even though the recovery process after the LASIK procedure is fairly instantaneous, you do need to take some precautions. Have someone with you to drive you home and rest for 3 to 4 hours after your procedure. You may experience itching and some mild discomfort right away, but do not rub your eyes. It is important that the corneal flap created during the LASIK procedure heals, and rubbing can impede the healing process.

Two of the most common long-term side effects after receiving LASIK are:

  • Dry eyes – lasting up to 4 to 6 weeks
  • Halos at night – usually diminishes after the first month

Dr. Christopher Walton uses the Allegretto Wave® laser, the most advanced excimer laser available, for his LASIK procedures. This has allowed for 100% of his patients to receive 20/20 vision. Dr. Walton has made LASIK and cataract surgery his primary focus since 2007. Approximately 90% of the surgeries he performs are dedicated to patients desiring clearer vision.

If you live in the Mobile, Alabama or Pensacola, Florida area and are interested to learn if LASIK is the right choice for you, please contact Dr. Chris Walton using the form at the right side of the page or call 251-341-3385 today to schedule a free consultation.