How soon after Laser Eye Surgery can I go back to work?

11 Apr 2014

Taking time out of your work schedule for an elective procedure like Laser Eye Surgery might not seem ideal, but the life-changing effect of this short and relatively simple procedure has on patients’ lives makes the time off completely worthwhile.

To minimize disruption to our patients work routine, Laser Eye Surgery at Optilase Northern Ireland is carried out on both eyes on the same day in under half an hour.

Advances in laser technology and an improved understanding on how the eye responds to and heals after Laser Eye Surgery, means that most patients are able to return to work 24-hours after the procedure.

How soon will I be able to see after Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser Eye Surgery permanently removes a pre-determined amount of tissue from the cornea of each eye to correct the original error that caused blurred vision.

Changes in vision acuity are immediately apparent after the procedure, so that patients leave Optilase with fully restored vision.

In the hours after Laser Eye Surgery it is not unusual for vision to appear blurred intermittently as your eyes begin to adjust to their new focusing power.

Other normal post-surgery symptoms include sensitivity to light, eye irritation and excessive tearing, but these should abate in the first eight hours after Laser Eye Surgery.

How can I be sure that my Laser Eye Surgery was a success?

After your Laser Eye Surgery you will be prescribed antibacterial eye drops that must be used in order to keep the eyes moist and prevent infection.

Protective goggles must also be worn to shield the eye from any being exposed to drying conditions, dust or involuntary rubbing by the patient.

The day after Laser Eye Surgery, you will attend a follow-up consultation at your Optilase clinic in order to evaluate the success of the procedure and to ensure that the eye is healing correctly.

If you are interested in Laser Eye Surgery, book your free consultation at one of our Optilase clinics in Belfast, Newry or Derry. Call 08000 121 565 for further details.

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