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Can I wear makeup before and after laser eye surgery? The Do’s and Don’ts

Can I wear makeup before and after laser eye surgery? The Do’s and Don’ts

Published on 14th December 2018

A common question that we get asked here at Visualase Laser Eye Surgery Clinic, Bolton is ‘When can I wear makeup again?’ Read More...

Question of the month: Can I wear coloured contact lenses after laser eye surgery?

Question of the month: Can I wear coloured contact lenses after laser eye surgery?

Published on 21st September 2017

Coloured contact lenses are worn to enhance or change the natural eye colour and can be bought in different prescription strengths, or just for cosmetic purposes. This type of contact lens can still be worn after laser eye surgery, however you will probably want to wait a few weeks after undergoing any type of surgery.
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Dry eyes after LASIK laser eye surgery

Dry eyes after LASIK laser eye surgery

Published on 23rd August 2017

If you suffer from dry eye symptoms following laser eye surgery, you are not alone as some people who undergo treatment will have dry eyes to some degree post-surgery. Read More...

Aftercare advice following laser eye surgery at Visualase, Bolton

Laser Eye Surgery - Aftercare

Published on 6th July 2016 by Dr Stephen Doyle

Everything you and your loved ones need to know following laser eye surgery. Read More...

Dr Stephen Doyle explains all you need to know about laser eye surgery

Dr Stephen Doyle explains all you need to know about laser eye surgery

Published on 4th November 2015 by Dr Stephen Doyle

We asked our ophthalmologist Dr Stephen Doyle a few key questions about laser eye surgery and here’s what he said…
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If I have any worries after surgery, who do I need to contact?

If I have any worries after surgery, who do I need to contact?

Published on 9th December 2013

You will have a very thorough aftercare regime following your laser eye treatment. Read More...

Will I have 20/20 vision straight after the procedure?

Will I have 20/20 vision straight after the procedure?

Published on 14th November 2013

It does take a little while for your eyes to settle down after your laser eye procedure and achieve 20/20 vision. Most patients notice an overwhelming, immediate improvement whilst still in the treatment room itself. Read More...

Laser eye surgery 2 years on - what can I expect

Laser eye surgery 2 years on - what can I expect

Published on 14th March 2013

After you have undergone your laser eye treatment, we will see you regularly for the following 12 months to keep a check on your prescription and your eyes. Read More...

How soon after laser eye surgery can I fly?

How soon after laser eye surgery can I fly?

Published on 8th March 2013

It is possible to fly within a day or two following your laser eye surgery, though this will depend to a degree on the type of treatment you are having. Read More...

Boxing & laser eye surgery - how soon after surgery can I get back to the sport?

Boxing & laser eye surgery - how soon after surgery can I get back to the sport?

Published on 22nd October 2012

Boxing is obviously a physical contact sport and serious discussion needs to take place between the patient and their doctor about the length of time required post laser eye correction before returning to this sport. Read More...

When can I drive after laser eye surgery?

When can I drive after laser eye surgery?

Published on 13th April 2012

The vast majority of patients are at driving standard or better when we examine them at their day one post op appointment. Read More...

Will I need glasses after having laser eye surgery?

Will I need glasses after having laser eye surgery?

Published on 10th April 2012

If you are having laser eye surgery to correct your distance vision, as long as you had a stable prescription, it is highly unlikely that you would ever require distance glasses again. Read More...

How soon after laser eye surgery can I return to work?

How soon after laser eye surgery can I return to work?

Published on 8th March 2012

This is a question we get asked a lot. The most popular treatment is LASIK as it affords the patient the quickest visual recovery and the least amount of "down time". Read More...

Can I wear make up after laser eye surgery?

Can I wear make up after laser eye surgery?

Published on 1st March 2012

You can wear make up after laser eye surgery, but you do need to avoid eye make up for at least the first week, so no eye shadow, eyeliner or mascara for that length of time. Read More...

Do you advise to wear sunglasses after laser eye surgery?

Do you advise to wear sunglasses after laser eye surgery?

Published on 1st March 2012

We do recommend that you wear a pair good quality UV protection sun glasses after laser eye surgery. Read More...

How long after laser eye surgery do your eyes stay bloodshot?

How long after laser eye surgery do your eyes stay bloodshot?

Published on 12th January 2012

Your eyes may be slightly bloodshot after undergoing laser eye correction. This can vary from patient to patient as we are all individual. Read More...

I am an avid Sky Diver. How long after laser eye surgery would I have to wait for my first dive?

I am an avid Sky Diver. How long after laser eye surgery would I have to wait for my first dive?

Published on 9th January 2012

We would generally recommend refraining from such an activity for four weeks after your treatment. Read More...

Can I go diving after laser eye surgery?

Can I go diving after laser eye surgery?

Published on 3rd November 2011

Can I go diving after laser eye surgery? is question which we have seen on one of the leading diving forums. Read More...

Can having laser eye surgery help me pass my medical for the navy?

Can having laser eye surgery help me pass my medical for the navy?

Published on 2nd November 2011

We recently saw this discussion on a forum about could laser eye surgery help if they wanted to join the navy Read More...