LASIK recovery time greatly varies from person to person, but a high percentage of individuals will begin to see and notice the improvements after 2 days of having the LASIK surgery. The average length of recovery time (the time needed to get good vision) is approximately two to seven days, and with the proper eye care and maintenance, a full LASIK recovery can extend up to 6 months in total.
Most patients report an increase in vision clarity the day after the surgery is conducted, with some even having noticeable change right after the LASIK surgery. There are even some people who are able to get back to work the following day after they had LASIK surgery. Patients who have higher prescriptions are more likely to see the effects faster than those who have lower prescriptions. Certain factors such as the LASIK surgeon’s skill and the refractive procedure type can also play a role in recovery time.