Once at home you should take a nap. You will also be asked to put in drops. The eye shields should remain in place until the next morning. On the evening of the surgery, you can lift off the eye shields in order to give eye drops and reposition them firmly with tape. The eye shields prevent you from inadvertently rubbing your eyes. Keeping your eyes moist on the evening after surgery greatly speeds the rate of recovery of your vision. Therefore, for the first 6 hours after surgery, keep your eyes gently closed as much as possible.
Avoid strenuous activity for the first 7 days after your procedure. Avoid situations where the eye may be exposed to direct trauma such as contact sports for at least 4 weeks. Following this it is advisable to wear protective eye wear in such situations.
You can shower, beginning on the day after surgery; it is best to try to keep any of the shower water from getting into your eyes. If this occurs, please place an additional drop of Exocin antibiotic drop in the eye.
Do not wear eye make-up or lotions for one week.
After one week you may resume all of your normal daily activities except swimming; you may swim two weeks after surgery.
Be sure not to bump or rub your eye for at least one week after surgery. If at all possible, avoid rubbing your eye for at least one month after surgery.
a) Do not resume driving until your vision has sufficiently cleared
b) Avoid rubbing or bumping the eye
c) You may experience glare during the initial healing of the eye. If you wish, wear sunglasses for added comfort.
d) Please do not wear any of your own contact lenses on the operated eye.
It is very important to follow the instructions for the medications exactly. Please see postoperative instructions (to be given on the day of surgery)
Ms. McCreery carried out laser eye surgery on me about two months ago after 15 years of being totally dependent on glasses, it's hard to imagine I ever wore glasses now! Would 1000% recommend anyone who is considering laser to see Dr McCreery - every step of the process was so easy and I felt very well looked after by her and the entire team at Blackrock Eye Care. Couldn't be happier with my treatment and the results!
After many years weighing up the merits of getting laser eye surgery; I decided to have a consultation with Ms. Kathryn McCreery to establish suitability. The initial assessment was straightforward and the options and considerations were clearly explained to me. The surgery itself (PRK) was incredibly quick and painless. The results were even better than I could have hoped for and I now enjoy a quality of vision that is superior to that which my glasses used to provide. Although there are plenty of practitioners in this field; I went with Blackrock Eye Care as it is medical professional led rather than marketing led. The depth of experience, quality of aftercare and service level are what mattered to me. I highly recommend.
Lasik gave me such great results, I don’t know why I waited. I would recommend Blackrock Eye Care & Ms McCreery to anyone who is eligible for the surgery
I recently had a Lasek procedure with Ms. Kathryn McCreery in December 2016 and the whole experience was very positive . I had a speedy appointment booked at short notice, I went in had my procedure which took no longer than 5 minutes per eye and it all felt as easy as if going for a dental check up. Instantly after the procedure I could see much clearer. A week passed and I had clearer vision than through my contact lenses, i just thought how simple the procedure was and how much relief and benefit it gave. I now have better than 20/20 vision and Keep thinking why didn't I do this before. I also however don't believe it would have been as successful and such a seamless process had I not been looked after by Ms. Kathryn McCreery and her staff who are heavily experienced in this field and would highly recommend her and Blackrock Clinic if you want a more improved quality of life.
I would highly recommend Ms. Kathryn McCreery & her team. They explained everything that I needed to know to make me feel comfortable prior & post laser surgery. My care on the day was fantastic as was the follow up care I have received the days and months after. My advice would be stop thinking about it & do it, you won't regret it, the best decision I have ever made, life changing