From scuba diving to water skiing or swimming at the pool, LASIK surgery can make a world of difference in how you enjoy water sports during the hot summer months. Imagine how much better the experience will be with clear vision!
Just remember you’ll have to ease into the fun immediately after having LASIK. Swimming can be dangerous to your healing eyes in the weeks following the surgery. Keep in mind that the corneal flap needs time to heal. Though you will feel fine and your vision will be improved, be sure to take extra precautions for at least the first two weeks after LASIK.
Oceans, rivers and lakes contain countless microscopic organisms that could easily slip under your unhealed corneal flap and cause infection or other complications. Swimming pools contain their own microorganisms, along with chlorine and other harsh chemicals, and present a level of danger.
If you have a vacation scheduled and plan to be at the beach within a few weeks after surgery, be sure to wear goggles or a mask that completely prevents water from having any contact with your eyes. In some cases, we may recommend avoiding water for a further amount of time, depending on your particular situation. So be sure to check with one of the experts at Emory Vision before heading into the water!
Still not sure whether LASIK is for you? Be sure to see our Novel Approach to LASIK and view live LASIK surgery to hear one patient’s testimony about how it completely changed his life for the better. To find out more information about Emory Vision or to schedule an initial exam, leave us a note in the comments section, or contact us at 404-778-2733 today.