If you have recently received corrective eye surgery, it is very important that you take the time to allow your eyes to fully recover. Doing this will ensure that the procedure is a successful one and will also keep you from causing any unnecessary damage to your eyes. Your eye doctor will give you a detailed list of things that are either required or recommended for your recovery. This will help you know exactly what you can and can't do. This article will discuss three important tips for recovering from corrective eye surgery that will help you to follow your doctors orders.
Take Baths Instead Of Showers
Because your eyes are so sensitive, it is very important that you don't get anything in them. When you are taking a shower, you have an increased likelihood of getting shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in your eyes. This can cause you a great deal of pain and could even temporarily have a negative effect on your vision. A bath is much safer than a shower because you can lay down in the water and avoid your face, instead of having the water spray down on you. Also, in terms of washing your face, it is going to be best to simply use a wet wash cloth, rather than having water pouring on your face.
Avoid Using A Computer
Your eyes are going to be very dry due to the procedure, so it is important that you avoid doing things that would make them even more dry. One thing that can really dry out and irritate your eyes is going to be staring at a computer for extended periods of time. If at all possible, avoid using a computer at all, at least until your eyes are able to make a bit more moisture for themselves. This will avoid unnecessary and excessive dryness, as well as redness and pain.
Avoid Putting Things On Your Face
Avoid using lotions, creams, and other products on your face that could potentially come in contact with your eyes. It is also best to avoid wearing any face and/or eye makeup. These products are going to put you at risk of irritating your eyes even more, especially eye makeup because it is directly applied to the areas surrounding your eye. Going makeup-free for a few days will prevent these items from getting into your eyes and causing you an infection.