Want to Recover From ASA Or PRK Eye Surgery Faster?

About the Author: Joel Hunter, MD is an Ophthalmologist, Refractive Surgeon, and the Founder of Hunter Vision in Orlando, Florida. A recognized and respected specialist in vision correction who has performed thousands of refractive surgeries, Joel gives lectures across the country and trains fellow doctors in the newest LASIK surgery techniques.

When searching for vision correction services, one of the main things that many people consider is the time taken to recover. ASA or PRK Surgery Recovery Timeline can depend on many factors. However, you need to know that many factors can come into play and influence your recovery process. To increase your recovery speed after either ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) or PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), you can:


Change your diet

After your surgery, the eyes will heal by themselves. Although some medications can be described for you, keep I mind that most of the healing is done naturally by the body. That is why, you find that before going for eye refractive repair surgery, you are required to detox the body and have it in its most natural state. By eating the right kinds of foods, you will be conditioning your body to heal faster, and this does not only apply for the eyes but the whole body.


Use what is prescribed how it is prescribed

Usually, patients are provided with various kinds of medication to help them with their recovery process. During the past, for example, one of the must do things after eye surgery is to keep you blindfolded until the eyes are ready to see the light once more. Technology has changed all this today, and instead of blindfolding, you can only avoid things like TV, computer and phone screens. Also, you will need to follow your prescription to the letter. Some people decide to use their types of medication to help with the healing process only to make things worse.


Get to the doctor in case of something unusual

It is not always guaranteed that after eye surgery, the recovery process will be seamless. Uncertainties can occur, and the worst thing that you can do is keep quiet about it or assume that it is part of the process. Failing to handle the problem in time can mean chaos to your site. It’s therefore highly recommended that you get the clear instructions from your doctor and check in for follow ups as directed. That should be the only sure way for your eyes to recover under strict supervision to ensure safety.


Keep your eyes clean

You will need to avoid things like dust and debris during your recovery. You need not be reminded about the dangers of having dirt getting into your unhealed wound or eyes for that matter. You may need to get protective wear for such threats during your recovery time. Although blindfolding is not necessary, you might want to consider it especially if you need to keep the dust out.



Generally, eye surgery today takes a matter of days before the patient can fully recover. When searching for the right doctor to perform LASIK surgery, try to get as many facts about the recovery period before going for the operation. That is because it may require you to change your lifestyle for a while.

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