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Will I be able to see clearly immediately after LASIK?

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    Damon Pettinelli, MD

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    Gregory J. Pamel, MD

    Pamel Vision & Laser Group
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You will be able to see quite well immediately after LASIK. But the eye drop medications used during and immediately after your surgery may cause some blurring, and there will be some swelling of your corneas that will cause some blur. The eye swelling is why you should not rub your eyes immediately after LASIK, for example, when you are applying make-up.

Most patients, however, see a dramatic improvement in their uncorrected vision even as they leave the surgical center. However, it may take several weeks or even a few months before your eyesight is completely clear and stable after LASIK. It is not advisable that you drive home immediately after LASIK surgery.

Note: This information is for general education purposes only. It is not to be used as a substitute for medical advice from your eye doctor or refractive surgeon.

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