Post-Procedure Care &
Recovery in Indianapolis
Always Let Us Know About Any Sudden
Changes in Your Eyes
Please notify our office at (317) 202-0669 if you experience sudden blurry vision, pain, or other abrupt and intense symptoms that don’t subside with the treatments we provide to you after your procedure, including medicated eye drops and artificial tears.
If you believe you need urgent medical attention, the after-hours emergency telephone number for our on-call doctor is (317) 613-3527.
After Procedure Care
At 20/20 Institute, we take post-procedure care as seriously as the procedures themselves. It is our goal to provide patients with the best visual result while maintaining the safety and health of their eyes.
Procedure Specific Tips
- Use the eye shield and eyedrops we provide
- Don’t use makeup or certain facial treatments
- Use eye protection like goggles during tasks that may expose your eyes to dust or liquid, such as cleaning and showering
- Avoid strenuous activity like contact sports or swimming
- Use provided materials, such as eye shields and eye drops
- Do not apply makeup or other facial washes or treatments
- Use protective eyewear during showers, in dusty environments, or while cleaning
- Be careful about strenuous activity, and avoid contact sports or swimming
KAMRA has a more dynamic recovery range than other refractive surgeries. Some patients see improvement immediately, while others may take up to a few weeks to have sharper nearby eyesight. Distance vision is typically good right away for all patients. Physical recovery from KAMRA is similar to LASIK, but may differ slightly due to the sometimes slower healing process.
- Be sure to use eye shields and eyewear protection whenever possible
- Make use of your prescribed eyedrops to improve healing times
- Don’t enter dusty, pollen-filled, dirty, or smoky environments for at least week
- Avoid strenuous activity that puts pressure on the eyes — such as exercise — for at least a few days
RLE is fairly similar to LASIK in both how soon you can expect to see results, and the length of physical recovery. Most patients will see a drastic improvement within 24 hours, which continues to improve over a couple of weeks. Initial side effects may differ slightly from LASIK, due to the different nature of the procedure, but they’re generally just as brief and manageable.
- Wear whatever eye protection, and use the eye drops, we provide to you
- Get plenty of rest to allow your eyes to heal
- Don’t participate in strenuous physical activities until your doctor says it’s okay
- Avoid dusty or dirty environments, or irritants such as makeup or some face washes