Once the surgery is complete, you will most likely have to rest in the postoperative room for about an hour with a protective covering over your eye. Before you leave, your doctor will probably discuss:
Most doctors suggest that you don’t drive for 24 hours after surgery. Stinging or slight grittiness in your eye is normal, so don’t rub or put pressure on it. Avoid strenuous activity, like heavy lifting, for at least a week. Reading, walking, watching TV or other light activities are okay as soon as you get home.
There are activities you can do to help your brain adjust to the new lens in your eye. These activities can help accelerate the adjustment period and strengthen your vision.
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Carolina Eyecare Physicians
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