No! You should not drive after Lasik. Yes! You need a driver.
Lasik is an outpatient procedure which means, you go home the same day. However, immediately after Lasik, your vision will be blurry and your eyes will feel gritty and very watery. Lasik surgery is not done under general anesthesia, however, you are given medication to help you relax. Your eyes are numbed with eye drops, so you won’t feel pain during the procedure. Because of the medication and blurry vision, driving home from the procedure is not allowed. It is recommended that you go home and take a nap.
The Lasik procedure itself is relatively quick. You can plan to be at the Lakewalk Surgery Center for about 2-3 hours. Most people feel comfortable going back to driving a day or two after surgery. Usually, your vision is clearing and the mild discomfort is gone after two days.
After Lasik Appointments
Your Relf EyeCare surgeon or Optometrist will see you the day after surgery. They will measure your distance vision and will let you know if you are legal to drive. Most of the time that is the case, our patients go back to driving the day after surgery. But, everyone is different so only go behind the wheel when you feel confident doing so.
If you have questions about Lasik surgery or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.