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Recovering from Epi-LASIK may actually be longer than recovering from the traditional LASIK surgery but quicker than other types of laser eye surgeries. With traditional LASIK, patients may have improved vision from the day the surgery occurs and may see significant changes the following day.
With Epi-LASIK, it takes about a week until you should drive. Your vision may not be restored until about three days after surgery. However, in some cases it has taken longer than three days for vision to recover. Epi-LASIK may have more discomfort from pain compared to traditional LASIK surgery, but the pain is mild and less than with other laser eye surgeries.
I had epi lasik about 3 weeks ago. I would be amazed if anyone had complete recovery of vision in three days. I am still seeing double and my surgeon said it takes anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks for most people. My vision was 20/400 in my good eye and my one week visit it was restored to about 20/40, however, like I say, I am still seeing some double.