Here at Wilkinson Eye Center, we don’t just provide patients with the basics like eye exams, contact lenses, and glasses, we specialize in a variety of different things including surgeries. One of the most common surgeries that we offer here at Wilkinson Eye Center is cataract surgery. Typically, during cataract surgery, we will remove the cataract from the eye and replace it with an artificial lens to help you see better. Once we finish with surgery, that’s when it’s up to you to follow some of our recovery tips.
Don’t Drive on the First Day
You may think that just because you only had surgery in one eye that you will be fine to drive yourself home from our office. However, we encourage all of our patients to get a ride home following surgery and to avoid getting behind the wheel for the rest of the day.
No Working Out
If you enjoy spending time at the gym, working out outside, or if you work in an industry that requires a lot of heavy lifting, then it’s time to take things slow. We encourage all of our patients to avoid any sort of heavy lifting or strenuous activity for at least a couple of weeks following surgery.
No Bending Over
Yes, this may sound like a really weird thing to avoid, but we encourage all of our patients to avoid bending over immediately after surgery and for the next couple of days afterward. Why? The extra pressure on your eye from bending over may place a strain on it.
Recovering from cataract surgery isn’t that intense. If you have any questions or concerns about your recovery at any point in the process, don’t hesitate to give us a call. To learn more, schedule a consultation at our Pontiac office and give us a call at (248) 334-4931.