3 Things To Do After Cataract Surgery | Westlake Eye Specialists

3 Things To Do After Cataract Surgery

There are many things you can do to prepare for cataract surgery. During your consultation with your eye doctor at Westlake Eye Specialists in Austin, Texas, you will learn about these ways to prepare. 

Looking ahead, there are many things to look forward to after cataract surgery! Keep reading to discover three things to do after getting your cataracts removed!

1. Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Immediately after cataract surgery, you will need to take it easy for a few days. However, it won’t be long until you are ready to get back outside and see nature in all its beauty! 

You should wait a few weeks to get clearance from your eye doctor before doing anything too intense. For example, it can take at least four weeks for it to be safe for you to swim.

However, light walks and easy hikes will be a great way to enjoy the outdoors well before that. Once your doctor gives your doctor the okay, you can begin adding more activities to your daily routine. 

Talk with your eye doctor about your cataract recovery timeline so you can have fun safely!

2. Go to the Movies

Before you get back into the thick of things, a light activity you should consider is going to the movies. It should only take a few days or less for you to notice an improvement in your vision.

If you invest in premium IOLs, you might even be watching the latest blockbuster without glasses! Premium IOLs are very effective at reducing or even completely getting rid of your need for glasses. 

After removing the natural clouded lenses, they are permanently placed in your eyes to work as new lenses. Standard IOLs are a bit less expensive, but you will likely need glasses after. 

Most people agree that premium IOLs are well worth the extra cash! At Westlake Eye Specialists, we offer a variety of premium IOL options. 

You will be able to find the perfect option to suit your lifestyle. Some of the options include:

  • The TECNIS Symfony® IOL. This brand offers uniquely clear vision at both near and far distances.  
  • The TECNIS Symfony® Toric IOL. This IOL has the added benefit of correcting astigmatism.
  • The AcrySof® PanOptix Trifocal IOL. This option provides excellent vision at near and far distances, as well as everything in between!     
  • The Vivity® IOL. This IOL excels in all kinds of lighting environments. 

3. Read with Ease 

Cataract surgery has come a long way. If you opt for laser cataract surgery and a premium IOL, you are choosing precision. 

Using state-of-the-art software and accurate lasers, human error is much less likely. With modern technology and techniques, your post-cataract surgery vision will be better than ever.

As you spend time resting after your cataract surgery with a premium lens, consider catching up on your reading. Your superb eyesight will change the activity from a chore to something you enjoy again.  

After cataract surgery, it won’t be long before you can get back to enjoying life. Whatever it is that you want to spend your time doing, it will be better with clear sight. 

It’s time to get excited about your life with renewed vision! 

Are you ready to improve your vision through cataract surgery? Schedule an appointment at Westlake Eye Specialists in Austin, TX, today!