LASIK, light sensitivity and Solar Comfort Sunglasses /Sensitive Eyes After Lasik


LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a type of eye surgery performed to correct vision, mainly nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatism.
LASIK surgery reshapes the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that the light that travels through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye.


• Around 96% of patients will have near perfect vision after LASIK.
• LASIK is virtually painless.
• There is no need for anesthesia.
• Only numbing eye drops are used.
• Vision is corrected practically immediately.
• No bandages or stitches are required after LASIK.
• It literally takes seconds to perform the procedure.
• Adjustments can be made years after LASIK to further correct vision if vision changes while you age.


After LASIK your eyes will be getting adjusted to the new contour of the cornea and will be healing from the creation of a corneal flap. During this period, many people experience sensitivity to light.

In addition to bright light causing discomfort, patients will notice issues with glare, halos, starburts, and other light perception issues as they heal. This is known as TLS or transient light sensitivity. Light sensitivity typically lasts for a few weeks and diminishes each day. The vast majority of patients will have healed and adjusted to their new vision by the end of six week to two months, and light sensitivity/perception will often return to normal.
It is extremely important to protect your eyes during this time of recovery and healing with quality sunglasses like Solar Comfort, which are polarized to block glare and have 100% UVA/UVB protection. Many people avoid or limit going outdoors during this time but they should never go outside without protective wrap-around sunglasses like the Solar Comfort Olympic or Geyser. Many LASIK patients wear their Solar Comfort sunglasses indoors as well. They find that Solar Comfort sunglasses are comfortable, lightweight and have a visually soothing effect.
If you are having LASIK surgery or just had LASIK surgery, visit and equip yourself with a quality pair of sunglasses that will protect your investment.


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