Which are the Best Eye Drops After LASIK

Dealing with dry eyes is a pretty standard part of post-operative care for LASIK eye surgery. The doctors at Magruder Laser Vision recommend using preservative-free artificial tears after MLV Advanced LASIK eye surgery. But why exactly should you use preservative-free eye drops after LASIK surgery, as opposed to other types of eye drops? Discover the ins and outs of using eye drops after LASIK surgery and why preservative-free eye drops are your best choice.

Why should you use preservative free eye drops after LASIK? 

You don’t technically have to use preservative-free eye drops, but preservative-free eye drops are definitely the best artificial tears to use after LASIK in terms of what’s best for your eye health.

Some companies use preservatives in their eyedrops to prevent a deterioration of the artificial tear and to keep your eyes free from contamination. While that may sound good on the outset, those same preservatives are toxic to your eye and can cause irritation and inflammation. The toxins in eye drops with preservatives can undo the healing and relief you’re trying to achieve. Since your eyes are especially sensitive post-op, truly preservative-free eye drops are the best artificial tears after LASIK.

How long after LASIK can I stop using eye drops?

We are often asked how long to use preservative-free eye drops after LASIK. Our typical answer? It depends. Every LASIK patient experiences different levels of dryness and can use preservative-free eye drops after LASIK until the dryness abates. However, if you experience extreme and persistent dryness, do bring it to the attention of your doctor.

With over 75,000 successful LASIK procedures to our name, you can rest assured that your vision is in good hands at Magruder Laser Vision. Call us at 407-843-5665 or book your appointment online today for a free LASIK consultation.

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