How to Recover Quickly After Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a relatively fast procedure with a short recovery time. 24 hours after the surgery, your eye will feel normal again, although you may experience sensitivity to light for a few more days. To ensure a speedy recovery, it is important to follow your surgeon's advice and take the necessary precautions.

Avoid Swimming

If you live in Long Beach, you may be tempted to go to the beach if the weather is nice, but it is important to avoid swimming for at least one month after cataract surgery.

Wear Eye Protection

Your surgeon will provide you with an eye protector that you must wear while sleeping (even when taking a nap) for the first week after cataract surgery. This will help protect your eye from any potential damage.

Noticeable Difference in Vision

If you wear very strong glasses, you will notice a noticeable difference in vision between the two eyes once you have had cataract surgery on one eye.

Reading After Surgery

If you don't have any other eye problems, you can read within one day of cataract surgery.

Strenuous Activities

Previously, patients were advised to avoid strenuous activities such as bending down or lifting objects after cataract surgery. However, modern cataract surgery means that the incision in the eye is very small and this advice is no longer necessary.

Better Lifestyle

Once you have completed cataract surgery, you will be well on your way to a better lifestyle with improved visual clarity.

Free Consultation

If you are considering cataract surgery for yourself or a loved one, contact Heart of Texas Eye Care for a free consultation.

Our experienced team of surgeons will be able to answer any questions and provide advice on how to recover quickly and safely from cataract surgery.

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