Your First Day Without Glasses
Most patients can see a lot more immediately as they sit up after the treatment. Most patient, for example, are unable to see a clock on the wall across the room without their glasses. When these patients sit up immediately after treatment they are amazed they can now tell the time without the aid of glasses or contacts.
First days after refractive surgery
Waking up the day after surgery is for many people a very moving experience. Many of our patients say that their vision the day after surgery is quite remarkable, and that they can see so much more detail, typically better than they ever could with glasses or lenses. As glasses are often dirty, the enhanced quality of vision often significantly exceeds patient’s expectations.
We will check your vision the day after treatment, so you will visit the clinic again and be examined by one of our team. Almost all patients at this visit will in fact be able to see better than 20/20 – that’s less than 24 hours after treatment. After the Day 1 check you will be free to return home and many of our patients feel they can return to work immediately.
From day one we provide you with eye guards (these are just plastic eye shields) to protect your eyes when you sleep for one week, as well as a course of eye drops to aid recovery.