Lasik recovery time is pretty similar for most people. Many patients comment about having better vision before they even leave the office. Typically, people see a lot better after going home to rest for about 24 hours after their treatment.

What to expect during your Lasik recovery time

Lasik healing time differs for everyone during the first week following their procedure. For example, some people find they can see much better after a long nap. Others might see more clearly the day after Lasik when they go for their first eye exam. Most people take off work on Thursday to have the treatment. They come back for a visit on Friday. By the time Monday rolls around, people are ready to return to work.

While full Lasik healing time takes about three to six months for your eyes to stop changing, the initial recovery is only a couple of days. The main thing is to give your eyes a break from computer screens and reading to reduce eyestrain.

At Columbus Lasik Vision, we want you to stay safe after your Lasik treatment. We suggest getting someone to drive you to your appointment and for your first eye exam. Our team will give you specific instructions about driving, going back to work, exercise, makeup, and recreational water use, so you understand what to expect following Lasik.

About Dr. Columbus

Dr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.