Please bring your bottles of eyedrops to each office appointment so there won’t be any confusion about which drops you're using, etc.
In the morning, gently wash your eyelids and the skin around your eyes with a clean wash cloth moistened with warm tap water.
During the day you may wear your glasses or sunglasses. Remember that the lens in your old spectacles corresponding to your operated eye is now incorrect, but will not in any way damage your eye. Some patients prefer to have their lens “popped out” until a new lens is prescribed three weeks after surgery.
Normal activities can be resumed the day after surgery. There are no restrictions on physical activities, except for swimming and going in a hot tub or whirlpool for one week. You may drive, walk up and down stairs, run or jog, exercise, shower and shampoo, watch TV, read, sew, or play the piano (if you know how). You may return to work anytime if you do not work in dusty or dirty air. If your job requires extreme physical exertion or you work in a dusty environment, please discuss with me. Keep your operated eye clean. Always use clean tissues (no handkerchiefs!) Do not reuse tissue and never wipe the unoperated eye and then the operated eye with the same tissue.
Your first post-op visit at the office will generally be scheduled the next day and your second visit will be about one week later. The final visit is another two to three weeks after that. Usually by that time the eye is ready to have the spectacle prescription changed.
We encourage you to call the office if you have any questions before or after surgery. You will find that we are all committed to providing you with the most modern, safe and effective surgical care.