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How much medical leave must I take after Lasik? When can I resume normal activities?

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  • Kevin lee


    In most cases, a person can return to work in two days. You should avoid crowded and dusty places for the first week to reduce the risk of bacterial infection. Swimming, gardening and vigorous exercises should be refrained for at least two weeks.
  • misty C.


    In general, for LASIK surgery about 2-3 working days and a medical certificate will be given according to the type of surgery that you undergo. Normal activities can be resumed after 1 week but please refrain from swimming or water sports for 2 weeks. In addition, for LASIK surgery patients, we would advise you to avoid contact sports for 1 month to avoid accidental injury to the corneal flap.