How to prepare for your lens replacement surgery

Lens replacement surgery can seem like a daunting procedure, but it’s also an incredibly exciting one because it will dramatically improve your vision and quality of life. Being prepared for each step of the surgery can really help to relieve any apprehension you may have about the procedure, allowing you to focus on looking forward to the fantastic results.

Check you have all the right information about your lens replacement surgery

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has a helpful checklist of items to discuss with your surgeon before you undergo a lens replacement procedure. It’s very important that you ask as many questions as possible before your surgery so that you know what to expect, this will go a long way in reducing any worries or anxieties you have about the procedure.

Before you have the surgery, you should feel fully informed about the following areas:

– The credentials of your eye surgeon and their clinic
– The costs of the surgery, including costs of follow-up visits or treatments
– The expected results of the lens replacement surgery, and the reasons why that particular surgery is right for you
– What the procedure entails, how long it will last, and how your vision and use of glasses will change
– Complications and potential risks of surgery
– The aftercare process, recovery times and the aftercare or follow-up procedures offered to you

Plan for recovery from lens replacement surgery

You won’t be able to drive after your lens replacement procedure, so make plans as to how you will get to the clinic and get home afterward. Although most patients are able to get back to their usual activities just a couple of days after surgery, your vision will need 24 to 48 hours to recover. This means you’ll also need a friend or family member on hand to help you out around the home and make you comfortable. Your surgeon will advise you on estimated recovery times so that you can also schedule leave from work or clear your diary where appropriate. Make all of these post-surgery plans at least a week in advance of your procedure so that you can look forward to a stress-free recovery.

And here are some links to hear about the difference the treatment has made to some of our patients:

If you have any more questions about the Lens Replacement Surgery process and how to prepare, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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