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The recovery time for epi-LASIK is considerably longer than for standard LASIK surgery.
After the surgery, you'll have a special contact lens on that eye that acts as a sort of Band-Aid. You won't have normal vision at this point, so be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home from the clinic.
After about three days you'll be able to remove the special contact lens. You may have nearly perfect vision at this point, or it may take several weeks to stabilize. It will be about a week before you can drive.
During your recovery you may experience some pain, which should be manageable with over-the-counter medications.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|