A Better View

When my sister was in elementary school, she started always sitting in the front row of desks at school. One of her teachers noticed this habit and arranged a meeting with my parents. This caring teacher told my parents that she thought my sister needed glasses. When my sister visited an optometrist, this professional diagnosed her with a severe case of astigmatism. He also informed my parents that she was nearsighted as well. Due to her eye issues, my sister had to start wearing glasses all of the time. Her new glasses helped her tremendously in school. She no longer had to sit in the front of the classroom in order to view the notes placed on the board. On this blog, you will discover the importance of getting your kids’ eyes checked by an optometrist before enrolling them in school.

Before And After LASIK Surgery: Tips For Your Recovery


What you do before and after LASIK surgery can have great bearing on how long it takes for you to recover. Following the procedure, your doctor could monitor you for up to six months. Here are some tips on what you can do before and after surgery to help your recovery. 

Before LASIK

In the few weeks prior to having LASIK, it is important that you stop wearing your contacts. The lenses can affect the shape of your cornea, which could change the measurements that were initially taken when you were assessed for the procedure. If possible, wear glasses during that time. 

If you wear eye makeup, it is important that you do not apply it before the surgery. Eye makeup and lotions can get into your eyes and lead to infection after the procedure is performed. 


Following the surgery, you can experience some blurriness. The blurriness usually disappears over the next few days. On the first day after the surgery, it is important that you avoid any activities that can strain your eyes. Activities, such as watching television and reading, can be more straining than you realize and impact your recovery. Ideally, you should rest the first day. 

Due to the surgery, your eyes are vulnerable to infection. To limit the chances of infection, take a bath instead of a shower. As the water cascades down your face, dirt and other debris could get into your eyes. Wash around your eyes carefully and use a washcloth so that you can control whether or not water gets into your eyes. 

Itchiness and irritation is a possible side effect. Although you might have the urge to rub your eyes, resist it. The action could cause problems with your recovery. You should also avoid dry environments. The dry environment could cause your eyes to become irritated, which could increase the urge to rub the eyes. 

One of the things you will notice after the procedure is that your eyes are very sensitive. The sensitivity can be relieved by wearing sunglasses when you are in the sunlight. A wide brim hat will also reduce the amount of sunlight exposure your eyes get. Continue to avoid using eye makeup or lotions until you are cleared to do so by your doctor.

Your doctor will give you more instructions to follow before and after the surgery. If you want your recovery to continue without issue, follow those instructions and these tips to help your eyes heal. Contact a company like Midwest Eye Care PC for more information.


17 October 2015