What to Do When You Have Problems With Your Vision

If you work on computers all day and well into the night like I do, you probably have some issues with your eyes. I used to have 20/20 vision until a few years ago. I couldn't see the small print on my computer screen, even after I adjusted the monitor's settings. Sometimes, everything would appear blurry or out of focus. Eventually, I sought help from an eye doctor. The doctor diagnosed me with computer vision syndrome and prescribed eyeglasses to correct it. Now, I rest my eyes as much as possible when I work. I wanted to help other people with their vision problems, so I started this blog. My blog offers many tips on how to improve your eyesight, as well as what to do when your vision fails. Good luck with your vision problems and thanks for stopping in.

2 Tips That Can Ease Your Recovery Following Vision Correction Surgery


One of the most popular methods for vision correction is surgery, mostly because people are attracted to the idea that the surgery can potentially eliminate any need to wear glasses or contact lenses ever again, or at the very least lower their prescription requirements. However, vision correction surgery does have a bit of a recovery period that many people are concerned about. Listed below are two tips that you can utilize in order to ease your post-surgery recovery.

Always Sleep With Eye Shields

The biggest risk that you will be warned about following your surgery is the risk of having the corneal flap dislodged. The corneal flap is the part of your eye that was cut in order to allow the laser to reshape your eye and improve your vision. This flap will usually take a few weeks to heal to the point where you do not have to worry about dislodging it. 

However, during the weeks prior to the flap healing, the biggest risk that you may face is that you rub your eyes in your sleep or drag your face across your comforter or pillows while you move in your sleep. In order to avoid that problem, utilize the eye shields that many eye doctors will provide after the surgery every single time that you go to sleep until the corneal flap heals. These shields will often consist of two pieces of hard plastic that you can use medical tape to attach over your eyes to keep your hands or anything else from rubbing your eyes in your sleep.

Carry Eye Drops

A major issue that you are likely going to run into after you have your surgery is that your eyes will become dry much more easily. In that situation, the worst thing that you can do is to rub your eyes in order to alleviate the dryness or to stimulate tear production, mostly because rubbing your eyes can cause the corneal flap to shift and force you to go back to the eye doctor to have it put back into place.

Instead of taking that risk, always carry eye drops that you can use to clean out any dust or debris that gets into your eyes or to supplement tear production to combat dry eyes. In most cases, you can stop carrying eye drops after a few weeks as the corneal flap will not be at risk of being moved about if you rub your eyes.

Contact your eye doctor, or Master Eye Associates, today in order to discuss what methods he or she would recommend to help you recover from vision correction surgery as easily as possible. Using eye shields when you sleep and carrying eye drops can help you limit the chances of rubbing your eyes which are great methods for making your recovery go smoothly.


10 June 2016