1Can I watch TV after PRK?
Avoid Eyestrain After PRK
In the first 24 hours after PRK, it's important that patients avoid any activities that may result in eyestrain. This includes reading, using the computer, watching TV or movies, and so forth. By resting your eyes for the first day, you will improve your overall healing experience
2How long do I wear sunglasses after PRK?
Wear sunglasses on bright days for at least 1 year after surgery and avoid too much sun exposure.
3How long does it take to get 20/20 vision after PRK?
Most people see 20/20 or better after PRK, as clearly as they would after LASIK. But vision recovery takes longer after PRK, and it may be three to six months before optimum vision is attained. In some cases, prescription glasses may be needed temporarily until healing progresses and vision improves
4How soon can you drive after PRK?
Most patients are able to see well enough to drive 6 – 7 days after their procedure, with the doctor's approval. It is not unusual to feel some discomfort following PRK.
5How long is vision blurry after PRK?
Vision with LASIK will be corrected almost instantaneously, there will be little to no pain and full recovery is a few weeks after surgery. With PRK, you may experience blurry vision for a minimum of 4 days after the surgery and full recovery takes about 4-12 weeks after surgery.
6Is it normal to see double after PRK?
Some people also see halos or bursts of light for days or weeks following PRK, especially at night. You may also experience corneal haze, a cloudy layer that can significantly obstruct vision, for a short period of time after surgery. While considered safe, PRK surgery is not without risk. ... double vision
7How long does it take to recover from PRK?
Because of how the overall surgery process works, it takes a little longer for patients to fully heal from PRK compared to LASIK. This means that you will need help getting home after this outpatient operation, and you may need to take a week to 10 days off work to allow your eye to heal.
8Can I watch TV after Lasik?
Since your eyes are still healing, they will be especially sensitive in the first 24 hours after the LASIK procedure. So it's recommended to wait at least 24 hours before watching TV again. Watching TV immediately after the procedure can cause your eyes to strain, and that will negatively affect the healing process
9Which one is better Lasik or PRK?
LASIK takes a few days or less to see clearly while PRK takes about a month. The final results won't differ between the two if the procedure is done properly by a licensed, experienced surgeon. Overall, PRK is considered to be safer and more effective in the long term because it doesn't leave a flap in your cornea
10How long does light sensitivity last after PRK?
For most of the patients who experience any visual symptoms, the light sensitivity following LASIK is temporary and often resolves within a week. At minimum, they can expect a near-complete reduction of photophobia within 3 months