Recovery After Laser Eye Surgery

Most patients report that they are surprised by how quickly they recover after having Laser Eye Surgery. Many of our patients are completely overwhelmed with the clarity of vision almost immediately after the procedure—we were lucky enough to capture this moment on camera with ITV’s Philip Schofield. Take a look at his reaction.

Although many of our patients experience a similar revelation to Philip, it’s worth pointing out that, for some people, recovery can take a little longer – and that this is totally normal. As Laser Eye Surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure, most patients are ready to return to work 24 hours afterwards – but it is not unusual to experience some blurred vision temporarily after the procedure, which decreases as your vision stabilizes. During this time, if you do have any concerns, our expert team will be on hand to reassure you and make sure that everything is progressing as it should be.

© John Angerson -London Eyes Clinic, London 2008

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What Our Patients Say About Their Recovery:

Karen had used visual aids for forty years when she got corrective eye surgery, and after twenty seconds she could see clearly! Her recovery was swift and smooth, and she ended up with better than 20/20 vision.

Alix was a very frustrated, short sighted individual when she walked into our clinic. She was (like others) very nervous and apprehensive about the procedure she was about to under-go. She reports how pleasant the whole experience was with London Vision Clinic was – especially the speed of her recovery period. She now has better vision than she had when she wore glasses or contact lenses!

This is just one of a series of articles addressing your top concerns and resignations about Laser Eye Surgery. If recovery is amongst your fears or concerns, then we encourage you to checkout our blog for more information – as well as articles tackling other patients’ concerns about Laser Eye Surgery. Alternatively, please feel free to contact us on 020 7224 1005.

For 2017, we have updated this article to ‘Quick guide: Laser Eye Surgery recovery’

Recovery After Laser Eye Surgery