When can I get new glasses?


You will have a review at Kingswood Eye Centre 1 month following surgery, after which you can see an optometrist for new glasses if required.

When can I get new glasses?2021-03-22T02:11:55+00:00

Can I watch TV or read after surgery?


Yes. You may find reading difficult without new glasses. You may like to purchase over the counter magnifying glasses from chemist to assist with reading until you get new glasses.

Can I watch TV or read after surgery?2021-03-22T02:11:31+00:00

When is it safe for me to drive?


This depends on a number of factors, including the vision in your other eye. You should discuss this with Dr Little at your post-operative appointment.

When is it safe for me to drive?2021-03-22T02:10:12+00:00

When can I wash my hair after surgery?


It is fine to shower and wash hair the following day after surgery. Keep your eyes closed to ensure no water enters the eye.

When can I wash my hair after surgery?2021-03-22T02:09:47+00:00

Can I keep my hearing aid in during surgery?


It will be necessary to remove a hearing aid worn on the same side as the eye having surgery. This is to ensure no water gets into the hearing aid causing permanent damage.

Can I keep my hearing aid in during surgery?2021-07-01T03:57:02+00:00

What to avoid after surgery


Rubbing your eye. Use the hard shield when sleeping for 1 week after surgery. Swimming for 1 week including spa and opening your eyes underwater. Heavy lifting or straining for 1 week

What to avoid after surgery2021-07-01T03:56:25+00:00

After cataract surgery


A shield and sometimes an eye pad will be placed over the eye. Keep this on overnight unless otherwise instructed. The operated eye will have increased tearing and some discharge after the surgery, this is normal. The shield will be removed and eye cleansed at your post-operative appointment. You may be aware of some discomfort

After cataract surgery2021-07-01T03:55:59+00:00

On the day of surgery


Ensure you take all of your usual medication before 6 am. Type 2 Diabetics should omit tablets/insulin on the morning of surgery. Do not eat food or drink milk for 6 hours prior to surgery, however, water can be drunk up to 2 hours before surgery. Please wear comfortable clothing to the hospital/day surgery unit

On the day of surgery2021-07-01T03:55:15+00:00
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