How soon can I return to work and other activities?
The answer is different for PRK and LASIK. We recommend a return to full work activities no sooner than about 3 days after PRK. For that reason, most people choose to have their PRK on a Thursday or Friday. With LASIK, my experience has been that many patients often feel so good the day after surgery that they feel like going right back to work. It would not be realistic to promise that everyone will feel perfect the next day after LASIK, but certainly the overwhelming majority of individuals I have cared for have expressed this sentiment. Almost all other activities including strenuous exercise, reading, and even driving at night are OK as soon as you feel comfortable.