Recovery After Cataract Surgery

Recovery After Cataract Surgery

Visual recovery from cataract surgery can occur as soon as a week or longer, depending on the initial state of your cataract. You will likely be on eyedrops for about a month and new eyeglass prescriptions are provided at the one month postoperative visit. You should avoid heavy lifting, exercise, and putting your head below your waist (bending all the way down) for one week following surgery. You will wear a clear plastic shield at night for one week when you are sleeping to protect the eye. Your postoperative care will be with our surgeons and optometry service. Our team of optometrists will also check for your eyeglass prescription (refraction) after your eyes have healed.