Can I drink after Laser Eye Surgery?

Dr. Matthew Russell explains if you can drink after laser eye surgery

Our recommendation is that you don’t drink immediately after laser surgery. You will have had a sedative to take before the surgery and there can be an interaction between the sedative and alcohol. You’ll be very relaxed already and I suspect you won’t need any alcohol the night after surgery. You’ll be surprisingly relaxed after that.

The very next day, however, the effects of that sedative will have worn off and it is absolutely fine to have a normal amount of alcohol the following day if you’ve had LASIK surgery done. If you’ve had surface laser or PRK laser for the first two to three days after treatment, your eyes will be uncomfortable and your vision will be affected by the laser treatment and we would recommend not drinking alcohol until your vision has recovered three to four days after the treatment.

If you would like to learn more about laser eye surgery in Brisbane and understand which treatment could free you from glasses or contact lenses, then please contact one of our laser vision professionals.

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