After completing your booking, it is important that you complete a short questionnaire to help us tailor your consultation. It takes only 2 minutes. However, your appointment will be cancelled if this is not completed.
Book Your FREE Video or Telephone Consultation
Daily appointments available from the convenience of your own home.
Arrange a callback
When making the decision to go ahead with lens replacement surgery, it is important to know about the recovery and aftercare process, and how it will affect you. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve provided all the details you’ll need to take care of your eyes once you’ve had the operation.
You can also read more about the risks of having lens replacement surgery.
What Is The Typical Lens Replacement Surgery Recovery Time?
Lens replacement surgery is performed with local anaesthetic, and it doesn’t require an overnight stay at the hospital, meaning the recovery process can be done in the comfort of your own home.
Once this surgery has been completed, recovery can take up to two weeks and for the vision to be at its optimum.
Lens Replacement Surgery Aftercare Advice
After the surgery, you may feel slight discomfort and blurry vision. This is normal and can take a few days to subside – eye drops will be given to help with any discomfort and should be used as advised by your consultant. Vison will continue to improve within the first few weeks and many people can return to work after around three days, however, dusty or smoky working environments should be avoided for around two weeks after the surgery.
Lens Replacement Surgery Recovery Tips
Here are a few handy lens replacement surgery aftercare tips for you to follow:
- Always wash your hands to ensure they are clean before touching your eye for any reason.
- Do not rub your eye.
- Painkillers and eye drops will greatly help your recovery process and are to be used under the advice of the consultant.
- Avoid getting water in your eye and wear your protective shield in the shower to stop soap or shampoo getting in.
- Do not go swimming for four-to-six weeks.
- Do not drive until you’ve had approval from your consultant.
If you’re satisfied with the recovery process of lens replacement surgery (you can also check your eligibility here) and you’ve decided that the procedure is right for you, then book your free consultation or request a call back today.
By Author: Amir Hamid
Mr. Amir Hamid is our Medical Director for Vision Correction and an expert refractive surgeon, based in London.