That’s exactly what ‘the day after’ is for many of our patients, who experience a greater sense of clarity and freedom even when having worn glasses or contact lenses. Many patients experience immediate results when sitting up from their laser eye surgery. They glance across the room at the clock on the wall and are amazed that they can now read the time unaided by glasses or contact lenses.
Recovery is faster with LASIK than LASEK. Some patients find that after their LASEK surgery their eyes sting a little and water for two to three days. The recovery process does of course vary from patient to patient but is extremely quick with LASIK. The day after laser eye surgery most patients achieve 80-90% of their best potential clarity and within 1-2 weeks most have clear vision. However it can take up to three months to attain the best optical quality after laser eye surgery as the eyes settle.
Visual clarity after LASEK does take a little longer and you will need to take a week off work and avoid driving during this period.