Is swimming safe after LASIK?
It is recommended to refraining from all water activities for one week after LASIK eye surgery.
After one week, you can swim in a chlorinated pool, but with goggles. After two weeks, he allows you to sit in a hot tub or do low-impact water activities, including kayaking or snorkeling. Three weeks after your laser vision correction surgery, you can do all water sports, but only while wearing protective eye gear. After one month post-op, you can swim without goggles and open your eyes underwater. However, we do recommend protecting your eyes from UV rays anytime you’re outdoors, especially in the six weeks following your LASIK eye surgery.
Learn if you’re a LASIK surgery candidate in Houston, TX
When you’re interested in laser eye surgery in Houston, TX, Dr. Fred Mattioli can evaluate your eye health to determine your candidacy for surgery. At Mattioli Vision Professionals, we determine LASIK candidacy on an individual basis while taking into account each patient’s eye and general health, as well as other factors that may influence the success of your eye surgery. To schedule an in-person or online consultation to discuss LASIK eye surgery, call our office today. We serve patients throughout Woodlands, Sugar Land, River Oaks, and West University.