Depending on the severity of your dry eyes, ASA may be recommended over LASIK because it is thought that making the flap can exacerbate dry eye symptoms After the procedure, your operated eye may feel temporarily drier because the corneal nerves have been cut, causing the eye to produce fewer tears. This condition is usually temporary and typically lasts three to six months. It’s important, especially during this time, to take steps to reduce your dry eye symptoms through the use of Omega 3’s as well as artificial tears.

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