The following are rough guidelines but may change depending on your specific case. We will discuss your case in detail during your pre-operative visit.
1.) What is the difference between PRK, LASIK and SMILE? Click here to read our blog that addresses this question.
2.) When can I shower after my surgery?
Carefully shower from the neck down for 3 days. You can wash your hair after 72 hours.
3.) When can I start wearing make-up after my surgery?
Wait 2 weeks prior to using make-up. Please discard old make-up and start with fresh products.
4.) When can I fly after refractive surgery?
Wait 1 week (or until your bandage contact lens is removed).
5.) When can I exercise after refractive surgery?
LASIK: 1-2 days
SMILE: 1-2 days
PRK: 3-5 days
6.) Do I have to come back after surgery to be examined?
Yes, it is very important to be seen by us after your surgery. We operate in Beverly Hills and Dr. Sand sees you personally for all pre-operative and post-operative visits in our clinic in Los Angeles.
7.) Who performs the surgery?
Dr. Sand performs surgery on all patients.
8.) How can I minimize risks with LASIK?
Flap dislocation and striae are some of the greatest risks with LASIK surgery. Avoiding activities that might cause trauma to the flap and avoiding eye rubbing is very important. Make sure to come to your follow-up appointments after surgery in our clinic in Los Angeles (near Santa Monica) so Dr. Sand can evaluate you.
9.) How can I minimize risks with PRK?
Corneal haze and irritation can happen with PRK. Avoiding UV light by wearing UV protection when outdoors during the day as much as possible and avoiding situations or activities when the eyes can become irritated is very important to minimize these risks. Make sure to come to your follow-up appointments after surgery so Dr. Sand can evaluate you.
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