Setting up laser eye surgery can be a frustrating ordeal because you have to get time off of work to have the surgery done and to fully recover. You also have to come up with the funds to pay for it. However, being able to see without wearing contacts and glasses is likely worth it for you. You likely want to make sure that the effects of the laser eye surgery last as long as possible. Here are some tips for maintaining your eyesight after laser eye surgery.

1. Go to Routine Eye Exams

The benefit of laser eye surgery does not fade over time. However, in order to protect your newly gained vision, you are going to want to catch any age-related or other types of problems that could happen to your eyesight. The sooner these problems are caught, the sooner they can be dealt with and the longer your 20/20 vision from your laser eye surgery will last. Try to go to an eye appointment at least once a year. If you have a family history of eye problems, tell your eye doctor and he or she might recommend that you come in more often than once a year.

2. Wear Sunglasses With UV Resistance

Another factor that could reduce the overall efficacy of your laser eye surgery is if you are careless about your sunglasses. Your eyes after laser eye surgery need to be protected to the same degree as your eyes before the surgery. UV rays can destroy the rods and cones in your eyes, resulting in them losing their sight more quickly than if you had not exposed them to the UV rays. Wearing sunglasses with UV resistance will help you keep the perfect vision that you were able to maintain from your laser eye surgery.

3. Protect Your Eyes

Finally, your eyes are not going to be more resistant to injury post-surgery than they were pre-surgery, which means that you are going to need to wear goggles when doing any welding or other potentially harmful construction work. You will also need to wear eye protection gear when playing sports such as racquetball. 

For more information, talk to your laser eye surgeon. He or she will be able to detail what level of vision you have obtained after the surgery, which will make it easier to track your eyesight after the fact to make sure that you aren't doing anything to harm your newly gained sight.