How soon can I go back to work after laser eye surgery?
How soon can I go back to work after laser eye surgery? Going back to work after laser eye surgery. Most people can go back to work the next day after LASIK treatment as by then your eyes will be fully comfortable and clear. You will have a post-op check the morning after your procedure, after which it is fine to resume your job. Your eyes will be clear and comfortable within a few hours of the surgery, and with very good vision.
For PRK (LASEK), you will need several days away from work, as healing from a surface laser procedure takes 4-7 days. You will return to the clinic 4 days after treatment. You will have regular drops for 1 week after both PRK and LASIK. Implant lens procedures (such as RLE, cataract surgery, and ICL implants) usually need 1-3 days for the vision to settle. Most patients are able to drive and return to work after 48 hours.
Please call us on 0207 307 8250 if you have any additional questions or would like to discuss vision correction in more detail.
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100% 20/20 vision
Focus Clinic has a remarkable 100% success rate for 20/20 vision. We know of no other clinic that has matched these results. There is a big difference between, for example, 98% and 100% success, especially if you are in the 2%.
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Your 10 Year Guarantee means you can return at any time if you have additional questions on the quality of your vision. If you have distance vision correction for short-sight then any repeat laser eye treatments to correct a return of myopia in the first 10 years are included free of charge.*
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Laser eye surgery, or laser refraction surgery, refers to several procedures used to correct refraction issues within the eye.
Most often patients will be experiencing short-sightedness (myopia) long-sightedness (hyperopia) or astigmatism. With older patients showing signs of presbyopia (old-age related long-sightedness).
Lens replacement surgery, such as refractive lens exchange (RLE), is growing in popularity. Lens exchange procedures have a low level of risk, permanent results, a positive financial outcome when compared to traditional vision correction and speedy recovery times.
Hyperopia (far- or long-sightedness) is a common refractive error where distance vision may not necessarily be affected, but objects closer to the subject are poorly defined and blurry. However, it is worth noting that everyone will experience hyperopia differently.
Myopia, commonly referred to as near-sightedness or short-sightedness, is a condition that hinders the effective range of vision, with objects only appearing clear and in focus when nearby. Myopia is a widespread cause of poor eyesight, with an estimated 1 in 3 people in the UK having myopia.