Driving After LASIK
Whether or not you take relaxation medication prior to surgery, you must arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery. Some patients are able to see more clearly immediately after surgery; however, your vision will not be completely stabilized and there can be sensitivity to light, glare or starbursts for the first few days after surgery. You may also still have the relaxation medication in your system.
Slight physical discomfort after LASIK may also make it difficult to drive home. These eye discomforts can include:
- Tearing / watering
- Mild burning sensation
- Mild pain
It is important to refrain from rubbing your eyes after surgery, which is why you will be given an eye shield to wear for protection.
Each patient will heal at a different rate after LASIK. Some patients will be able to drive themselves to their post-operative appointment the next day while others may require help getting to and from the appointment. Pay attention to your own eyes and make smart decisions about driving after LASIK.
To learn more about what to expect after LASIK in Victoria, schedule a free LASIK Consultation at Victoria Eye Center. Our team will fully explain the LASIK process and perform tests to see if you are a good candidate for LASIK. Call 800-833-0234 or visit victoriaeyecenter.com today.