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Quick guide: Laser Eye Surgery recovery

Which part of the body heals the fastest? How about the skin: the largest organ in the body and our outer barrier to the world that has to endure scratching, scrapes, cuts, abrasions, burns, and a whole heap of abuse every day. Or what about something like the liver? Our largest internal organ that never stops filtering blood, supporting the digestive system, and detoxifying the barrage of chemicals and toxins we pound it with. Well, although superficial scrapes on the skin can heal… Read more

Quick guide: Laser Eye Surgery recovery

Can you fly after Laser Eye Surgery?

If Laser Eye Surgery was known for one thing, it would probably be convenience. Or quality. Or efficiency. Okay, so it’s hard to say just one thing, Laser Eye Surgery being known for everything from safety to comfort. But I say convenience for good reason. Most of the time someone chooses to have Laser Eye Surgery, it’s because they’re tired of the endless inconveniences of glasses and contact lenses, especially at times like going abroad or on holiday… Remembering to pack enough pairs of contacts for… Read more

Can you fly after Laser Eye Surgery?

Can I fly after laser surgery?

As a nation, we’re utterly obsessed with jumping on planes and spending our hard earned time as far away as possible. We put ourselves through the mind-numbing process of packing, endure endless delays, and cram ourselves into seats unsuitable for anyone bigger than a three-year-old. Even if it’s just for a few nights away. But none of this matters — it’s always worth it. And we’re just as quick to do it all over again. After having Laser Eye Surgery, there’s’ no better way to celebrate… Read more

Can I fly after laser surgery?

How quickly should you expect to return to doing normal stuff after treatment?

What would be the first thing you’d do after having Laser Eye Surgery? Head down to the coast for a weekend break? Take a hike in the Cotswolds and enjoy the scenery in all its glory? Or maybe finally book that skydive or adventure sports holiday? Yeah, they’re all nice ideas, but let’s get real. It’s more likely you’ll dive back into a work project, head down to your favourite bar for a few drinks with friends, or curl up on the sofa and… Read more

How quickly should you expect to return to doing normal stuff after treatment?

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

Recovering from any surgery is an unpleasant experience at the best of times, and an absolute nightmare at the worst. And just to make it that little more unenjoyable, we’re advised to stay away from any alcohol whatsoever. That means no relaxing glasses of wine, no whisky nightcaps, and definitely not any celebratory champers. When you can finally get back on the sauce depends on a number of factors including the medications you’re taking, your age, your general health, and crucially, the type of… Read more

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

How long after Laser Eye Surgery do I have to wait to have alcohol

If you’re a long-term glasses or contact lens wearer, Laser Eye Surgery is sure to change your life forever. For starters, you’ll be able to wake up and immediately see the world in sharp focus, without first having to search the house or scramble to get yourself in front of a mirror. Then there’s the limit of which activities and sports you can participate in, suddenly no longer an issue as you’re now free from any external eyewear. Not forgetting there’ll be no more awkward… Read more

How long after Laser Eye Surgery do I have to wait to have alcohol

How soon after laser eye treatment can I swim?

You’re told one of the most important things you can do after Laser Eye Surgery is to keep your eyes from drying out. Within 24 hours using your tablet or phone, reading, and watching TV is all fine, as long as you keep up with your lubricating drops. Flying at this point in time is also fine but again, you’re reminded to keep up with your drops. Our clinical staff may even advise some gel on long haul flights to help with… Read more

How soon after laser eye treatment can I swim?

How long will I need to take off work?

Your eyes have an incredible defence and healing power. They filter out dust and dirt, heal scratches within a matter of hours, and recover and adapt to adjustments made during Laser Eye Surgery in a very short time. For us, that means little down time moping around the house and more time enjoying our new improved vision. In fact, in as little as 24 hours after Laser Eye Surgery, the majority of patients are getting back to their normal routines, driving for… Read more

How long will I need to take off work?

How Long Will It Take To Get Back To Normal Activity? [Video]

In a nutshell: The majority of Laser Eye Surgery patients are back to their normal routine within a day or two. In fact, if you’re a LASIK patient, it’s very likely you’ll be able to return to work the next morning after surgery. However, here at the London Vision Clinic, we tend to ask our patients to take one day off—the day after their surgery. This allows them to reside in a relaxed environment while taking a bit of time to adjust… Read more

How Long Will It Take To Get Back To Normal Activity? [Video]