westtxbeast saidi recently had lasik eye surgery and the dr gave me a sheet of paper of does and donts. on the donts it stated no lifting weights for 2 weeks. does anyone know why, or if its ok to go ahead and lift light. i really dont want to be out of the gym for 2 weeks, but i dont want to jeopardize my surgery either. any advise or comments from lasik patients who work out would be greatly apprectiated
I had the surgery last year. The first 15 days ARE CRITICAL as the corneal flap is healing. They gave me night googles, so I wouldnt un knowingly rub my eyes for the first week while i sleep. I hated it, but had to wear it. I didnt get a good nights sleep for days, so didnt feel like working out either. Make sure you put the anti inflamatry and anti biotic drops exactly like you are asked to do. 4 times a day etc...put a reminder on your phone if you cant remember.Initally, you cant shower your face either, just the back of your head.
The first weeks, I used the tear drops to keep my eyes moist as they would get dry with computer work, , but then tapered that of in a month or two. ALWAYS keep a spare vial with you in your pocket for the first 2 months. You shoudlnt use tap water to flush out any irritant then.
Its an AMAZING life changing urgery---you need to do your SMALL part.
DONT be a REAL MORON. Listen to your doctor.