- Avoid rubbing your eye
- Avoid heavy lifting, straining, strenuous exercise and swimming
- You can do light housework or cooking, but try to get some help if you can
- Wash your hair leaning backwards rather than forwards
- Avoid eye make up for 4 weeks
- Avoid driving for the immediate 48 hours following surgery
If new glasses are required they can be prescribed 4 weeks after the operation
How long you are off work depends on the type of work you do – Ask Dr Apel about this.