Skip to site menu

Will I be able to see clearly immediately after LASIK?

  • Lustbader 50x50 Wills 50x50

    Jay Lustbader, MD
    W. Neil Wills, MD, FACS

    LasikPlus Vision Center
    1101 King St.
    Suite 100
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    (866) 724-6033
    Btn learn more
    Btn view video

  • Tlc logo

    TLC Laser Eye Centers

    7930 Jones Brance Dr.
    Suite 250
    McLean, VA 22102
    (866) 326-2010
    Btn learn more
    Btn view video

  • Lustbader 50x50 Wills 50x50

    Jay Lustbader, MD
    W. Neil Wills, MD, FACS

    LasikPlus Vision Center
    8280 Greensboro Drive
    Suite 110
    McLean, VA 22102
    (866) 724-6033
    Btn learn more
    Btn view video


Btn find more

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.

Contact Us   |   Site Map   |   About Us   |   Terms of Use   |   Privacy Statement



x