Hi, it’s Matt Russell from VSON Laser Vision Specialists. How long to use artificial tears after LASIK depends on how long you think you need them. Every LASIK recovery is different, and every patient will experience different levels of dryness for various lengths of time.
After LASIK, there’s no specific “cut-off date” to stop using eye drops. So as long as your eyes feel dry, you can use preservative-free lubricant eye drops.
It’s important to stay in contact with your eye doctor during your recovery so you can let them know if you experience continuous, severe dryness. They may be able to prescribe different or stronger treatments to offer additional relief.
To learn more about LASIK, and know which treatment is best for you to free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, please book online for a free laser vision assessment on our website today.