How long after Laser Eye Surgery will I have to wait to fly?

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Most people don’t need an excuse to jump on a plane to at the very least get a change of scenery. And after having Laser Eye Surgery, there may be endless reasons you may take to the skies.

For instance, it may be a business trip, a planned holiday, a honeymoon, or simply flying home after visiting us to have world-class treatment, or equally it may be to revel in your new frameless freedom and go skydiving, to travel the world, or simply enjoy a flight in itself.

Whatever your reason, it’s important to not just know the guidelines and suggestions regarding the Laser Eye Surgery recovery process and how they relate to flying, but more importantly, to hear it directly from the experts themselves.

That way, no matter if it’s a boring business conference you have to attend or a trip of a lifetime you’ve planned especially, you can rest assured you will be fit and ready to enjoy it with your newly found optical opulence.

Flying After Laser Eye Surgery: Hear it from an expert

The guidelines around flying after Laser Eye Surgery are relatively simple. However, to ensure your safe and successful recovery and ensure you don’t need to cancel a trip away due to complication in your recovery, it is important that a clinic has a comprehensive and detailed aftercare regime.

Part of our world-leading Laser Eye Surgery aftercare regime involves giving you medicated eye drops to protect your eyes against infection, as well as optional night-time shields to wear for seven nights to make sure you don’t rub your eyes in your sleep.

But perhaps why our aftercare is so effective is that it is part of an overall world-leading service, including one of the most thorough pre-treatment screenings of any clinic and the care, attention, and assistance of a highly qualified and dedicated team.

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In the short video below, one of the members of our world-class team, Lead Optometrist Alexandra Lyons, explains how there is no reason whatsoever that you’ll not be able to go on a plane and take a flight immediately after your one-day post-operative appointment. 

Of course, at this time, as Ms Lyons states, your eyes will be a little sensitive after Laser Eye Surgery and as the cabin could be a little dry, it’s recommended to use lots of drops to lubricate your eyes and keep them nice and comfortable.


Laser Eye Surgery expert Alexandra Lyons explains how you will be able to go on a flight in as little as one day after Laser Eye Surgery.

So there you have it. In just 24 hours after Laser Eye Surgery, you can be back doing most of your normal activities, including working, using your devices, and flying. But don’t go booking that break or trip just yet: although this is the case for the vast majority of patients, the exact time until you’re signed off to fly can depend on individual conditions like your prescription and health. For this reason, it’s worth getting in touch or having your initial assessment first (unless you have flight insurance) just to be sure.

If you’d like to book a consultation with us or find out more about the recovery process after Laser Eye Surgery, leave us a comment or give us a call us on 020 7224 1005.

 

How long after Laser Eye Surgery will I have to wait to fly? [VIDEO]