“We know that after having LASIK Surgery some patients may experience dry eye symptoms that we can manage with a range of treatments from artificial tear eye drops, to tiny punctal plugs and even Restasis eye drops to help patients make more of their own tears,” commented NewJersey LASIK Surgeon and Corneal Specialist Joel Confino, M.D. of The Eye Care & Surgery Center. “Today, we live in a digital world in which we are constantly using computers, cell phones that essentially have tiny computer screens and now everywhere we look-iPads,” said Dr. Confino.
BaltimoreLASIK Surgeon and Corneal Specialist Brad Spagnolo, M.D. of the Baltimore Washington Eye Center. “It would be good to tell your LASIK Surgeon about the extent and duration of your iPad and overall computer use so that he or she can take the necessary steps to help you avoid dry eyes and computer vision syndrome after LASIK.”
During your LASIK Consultation, always be sure to tell your LASIK Surgeon about all of your personal vision correction goals as well as any prescription, over the counter and other medications you might take, as well as your computer use and how you have integrated digital technology, such as mobile phone use, iPad use and other electronic devices into your everyday routine.