You may wonder when you can go back to normal activities after Lasik. This question is common. Here are a few guidelines to give you an idea of what to expect. Of course, every situation is different, and your eye care professional can help you discover the best timeline for your individual needs.

Applying makeup

You should wait at least seven days before you attempt to use makeup after your eye treatment. Lasik after care instructions you can expect from us include getting rid of your old makeup and purchasing new. Old materials can harbor bacteria.

Getting in the shower

Bathing is acceptable after one day if you avoid soap in the eyes.

Daily exercise

Light workouts for at least two weeks to avoid sweat getting in the eyes.

Recreational water use

At least two weeks. Do not rub your eyes.

Resuming driving

One or two days. Use a driver for your procedure and when returning for your post-op check.

Using computer screens

Short periods after the first day. Use eye drops for regular computer use.

Working after Lasik

One or two days following treatment is typical.

Resuming normal activities after Lasik is ultimately up to your Lasik surgeon. Columbus Lasik Vision is a proud leader in laser vision treatment. Our clients trust us because we come highly recommended and use the top laser equipment.

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.