Lasik laser eye surgery at Boothe Eye Care only takes a few minutes, but the postoperative period may take longer and this healing period is very important! Here are some pointers to help you heal faster after having Lasik laser correction:
First, it is very important to follow your surgeon’s postoperative recommendations of eye medications and precautions in order to heal quicker.
Secondly, you should eat the best food for eye health! A proper diet will not only positively influence your general health, but may be good for your eyes too. For example, eggs have choline, which promote the building of new cells. It is also useful to take a folic acid for vitamin B. Your daily menu should include:
Omega-3’s: salmon, soybeans, walnuts, and fish oil supplements
Zeaxanthin and lutein: squash, corn, spinach, broccoli, kale
Vitamin C: papaya, strawberries, red bell peppers, oranges
Vitamin A: carrots, green leafy vegetables, organ meats
It is important to eat a lot of protein rich foods during the recovery period! Eat light but nutritious meals. Before surgery the majority of patients are anxious and it might affect appetite. Therefore, make sure that you will not starve yourself before surgery but also ensure that you do not overeat. In the morning prior to laser eye surgery have a snack or eat a light meal. Also make sure that any medications you take during the day of your surgery is approved by your surgeon.