Mobile Phone After Lasik

As sad as it sounds, you must refrain from using your cell phone and tablet for a little while following Lasik eye surgery. This period of recovery is not long, but it is vital to proper recovery. Lasik surgery and other laser corrections have different healing times, so be sure to check with your surgeon before using mobile devices.

Lasik surgery requires at least a 24-hour break from using small screens and reading

While most of us cannot imagine giving up our phone or computer for a day or more, it is an important part of the recovery process following Lasik eye surgery. There are many things you can do while you heal. You can catch up on all the music you want, you can sleep as often as you like, and you can spend some face time with the ones you love.

Lasik eye surgery aftercare tips when using mobile devices

Once you are cleared to begin using your phone again, you will want to remember a few tips from our experts. Always take frequent breaks, remembering to place your moisturizing and antibiotic drops in the eyes during breaks. Get up and look at least 20-feet away for more than 20 seconds. BLINK, BLINK, and BLINK again. Many people forget that looking at phones and using small screens causes the eyes to constantly focus keeping them from rinsing the eye, a necessary healing step after Lasik surgery.

Our team of Lasik eye surgery specialists is more than happy to help you figure out something to do that first day after surgery. We want you to have the experience of a lifetime, earning vision and freedom you never felt were possible. Helping you heal is a part of the process for us. To find out more, call us at 212-759-9617.