Getting back on deck

What will my vision be like immediately after the procedure?

Immediately after the procedure your vision will still be blurry. You will be able to see to get around but reading and watching TV will be difficult. We advise you to rest and close your eyes as much as possible for the first few hours. 

How long before I can see clearly?

Your vision will recover quickly after surgery. Most people wake the next day and are surprised with how well they can see. It is normal for minor fluctuations in vision to occur over the following days and weeks as healing continues. 

How soon can I return to work?

Your return to work timeline depends on the procedure you have. We will advise you at the time of booking what to expect so you can make arrangements for work and family. In general, we suggest you take at least 1-2 days off work to allow for recovery time and to adjust to your new vision. 

When can I drive after surgery?

Vision recovers quickly for the majority of patients, and often vision is legal for driving the next day. However, you should not drive until you have been given clearance. Some adjustment to your new vision and depth perception needs to be allowed for.

How long before I can play sports/go to the gym/swim?

Light activities such as walking, stationary bike or treadmill are allowed as soon as you are feeling confident with your new vision. We advise that you wait for 2 weeks after treatment before recommencing swimming or energetic sporting activities especially contact sports.  Take care to wear sunglasses outside.