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How do I protect my eyes after laser eye surgery?

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  • Try not to get water in your eyes: showers, baths, tap water, pools, whirlpools, saunas, etc.
  • Be careful with products like soap, hair spray, shaving lotion, and eye makeup.
  • Wear the eye shield/goggles the doctor gave you while you sleep and then eye protection during exercise and sports.
  • Avoid dirty and dusty environments.
  • Wear sunglasses because bright sunshine may cause scarring.
  • Get your doctor's approval before you drive.
  • Don't rub your eyes for at least a month.

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The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on June 19, 2020

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The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on June 19, 2020

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