How Soon Can I Exercise After LASIK in San Diego?

October 11, 2018 • 0 comments

When it is safe to exercise after having LASIK?

Generally, 3 days after the procedure but consider your sport and how you play the game:

  1. Don’t squint or scrunch your eyes for 24 hours
  2. Return to most exercise in 1-3 days
  3. Back to swimming pools, hot tubs, oceans, rivers, and lakes after 14 days
  4. Don’t rub your eyes for 30 days
  5. Choose PRK over LASIK if the sport involves  getting hit in the face

If your sport is boxing, martial arts, wrestling, or another sport with a big chance of getting hit in the eye, let me know, and we’ll consider PRK for your San Diego refractive procedure.

Hold off for two weeks from spending time in Jacuzzis, playing water polo, or swimming just about anywhere.

Remember if you sweat profusely not to rub your eyes for a month after your procedure.  Just blot your face, not your eyes.  I was a big eye-rubber (and have the wrinkles to prove it!) but I did it.  If I can refrain from rubbing my eyes for a month, so can you!

When you’re working out at the gym after LASIK, consider all the equipment to be covered in toxic waste, so don’t touch your face until you’ve washed your hands.

Sure, you can walk or do yoga for exercise after LASIK, but after day 3, as long as you don’t get hit in the eye or rub your eyes, you don’t need to limit yourself to these!

Yoga after LASIK

Confused?  Come on in with your specific question and I’ll help you find clarity, and peace of mind, and your best LASIK San Diego or PRK San Diego procedure.

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