drive after surgery

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drive after surgery

Postby GeneralPatientInquiry » Wed May 31, 2006 5:12 am

I have to drive 4 hours. How long shoud I wait after my surgery?
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Postby LasikExpert » Wed May 31, 2006 5:13 am

You should NOT expect to drive immediately after surgery. Depending upon the exact nature of your circumstances, your vision may be impaired for a day to a week. LASIK can have a very quick recovery, but a same day recovery is not predictable or reliable. Don't put yourself in a position where you will need to scramble for a ride or drive when you should not. Arrange for transportation from the doctor's office and have a back-up driver for the following few days.
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