Immediately post-operatively

  •  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.