Preparation before surgery: Contact lenses slightly alter the shape of your cornea. You should stop wearing them before your initial evaluation so your eyes can return to their normal shape and be measured for treatment. You will also need to stop wearing them before surgery. Your doctor may perform a number of tests and ask you for detailed information about your personal eye health history, including your family history, your use of glasses and contacts and your professional and lifestyle needs.
Estimated Recovery Time: 1 week
Estimated Hospital Stay: No hospitalization necessary
What to do after surgery: Many patients return to work within a day or two of their LASIK procedure. Be sure to follow the restrictions below. Otherwise, as long as you follow your doctor's instructions, you should be free to resume all of your normal activities. Your doctor will tell you when it is safe for you to drive following surgery, typically after one day. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes for at least the first week after LASIK surgery. Read in moderation for the first few days after your LASIK procedure. Do not wear eye makeup for one week. Do not rub your eyes for one month after you have LASIK. Do not exercise for one week. Avoid swimming, hot tubs and whirlpools for one week after your procedure. Avoid gardening and dusty environments for one week. Avoid contact sports that could result in an eye injury for one month. Smoking is allowed, but the smoke may irritate your eyes.
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Cost of procedure in Ecuador: $1400 (Includes both eyes)