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How should I take care of my eyes the first week after laser eye surgery?

The first night of surgery and the following couple of nights, you’re going to be wearing shields while you go to bed at night to make sure you don’t knock your eyes.

If you’ve had LASIK done, you want to be particularly careful around your eyes. You don’t want to knock them or cause any trauma to your eyes. You should also be very mindful of rubbing them.

The beauty of SMILE’s is that even from the day after surgery, trauma’s not such an issue. If you knock them, okay, it’s not ideal, but it’s also not the end of the world.

Keep should put lubricants in your eyes after laser eye surgery. There are various other drops we give you as well. We give you the medicated drops, which you want to use regularly. We will explain this to you before and after your surgery. You can never over lubricate your eyes. Dryness is a slightly greater issue straight after surgery. The use of lubricants keeps this under control. In fact, even if they’re not even feeling dry, I would still put lubricants in your eyes four times a day or so.

To see if you’re a good candidate to benefit from eye laser surgery, I’d encourage you to book a free appointment now. You can book it online or call us on 03 8372 0183, and we’ll book it for you. This is the best way to make the first step in seeing if you can benefit from eye laser surgery and free yourself from the burden of glasses and contact lenses. Book now.

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Based in Melbourne, but with a reputation that transcends borders, Dr Van Heerden sets the highest bar for laser vision correction surgery in Australia. While his skills and experience are second to none, it is his fun, caring and down to earth nature that truly set’s him apart from the rest. You can sit back and enjoy the journey knowing every detail has been carefully considered.