So, you finally went through with your cataract surgery. Congratulations! Life after cataracts is often met with a renewed sense of adventure and a readiness to get out there and start living! But we’re here to tell you that in order to experience the amazing results of cataract surgery, you must heal properly.
At Loden Vision Centers, you can rest assured that you are in great hands when it comes to your cataract surgery. We will be sure to leave you with all of the information you could possibly need to ensure fast and easy healing. Here are some tips on what to do during you cataract surgery healing process!
Follow Your Doctor’s Orders!
Before you leave our office, you and your cataract surgeon will sit down and discuss what to and not to do during your recovery. No matter how annoying or “over-the-top” these precautions may seem, know that we only want what’s best for you. Follow your doctor’s advice and attend your follow-up appointments, and you’re sure to heal in no time!
Care for Your Eyes
Take care when cleaning or touching your eyes for a while. Know all signs of infection and immediately contact your doctor if you experience any of them. Be sure to take your medications as directed for the amount of time recommended!
Get Sufficient Rest
When you get home from your cataract surgery, you will probably want to lay and rest for a while. Be sure to get plenty of rest during your healing process. Take care not to strain your eyes, and if working on a computer for large amounts of time, be sure to give your eyes a break every 20 minutes. Try to limit all screen time as much as you can while your eyes are healing and adjusting to your new vision.
If you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask them. Our doctors are here to help you in any way that they can and are happy to answer questions and concerns. Knowledge is power and may help you even more during your successful recovery period.
Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle
This probably is not the first time you’ve heard this from a doctor – but a good diet and exercise does wonders for recovery. Be sure to get more nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet, such as dark, leafy greens. Of course, you should refrain from any extensive exercise for the period of time instructed by your doctor, but a nice walk wouldn’t hurt. These habits are also essential for the long-term preservation of your new vision.
Cataract surgery today is very safe and effective, and recovery is very easy. Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to clear crisp vision! If you have any other questions, be sure to contact our Nashville office today!