After this surgery, the recovery is normally painless. Individuals who do experience some minor discomfort can take OTC pain medication. The individual is advised not to get any water in the eye for up to 10 days as well as to avoid makeup for a month after surgery. Eye drops will be prescribed to prevent any swelling or infection. The eye is covered with an eye plastic shield which can normally be removed after 8 hours. Those individuals who are contact wearers are told to wear glasses for up to 8 weeks before going back to contact lenses. They can go back to work in 1 to 2 days and can drive the day after the surgery.