5 Cataract Surgery Tips | Frantz Eye Care

5 Cataract Surgery Tips

Getting your cataracts removed? Want to know how to have the best cataract surgery experience and results from Frantz Eye Care in Cape Coral, FL? You’ve come to the right place! Cataract surgery may be one of the safest medical procedures, but there is still plenty that you can do to help minimize your recovery time. Here are some quick suggestions to help you recover as quickly as possible!

Rest Right After Cataract Surgery

While cataract surgery only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, it is important to listen to your body and take it easy for the first few hours after you get home. Make sure you set aside enough time over the next few days to really slow down both physically and mentally.

Find Someone To Drive You Home

After any surgery, you’re bound to be exhausted. It’s important to know that you cannot drive yourself home after cataract surgery, so you’ll need to find someone to drive you home ahead of time. Don’t wait until the last minute, because stress is the last thing you need after having cataract surgery at Frantz Eye Care! Ask a friend or family member to drive you home or arrange for a cab to pick you up. During your recovery, you may want to consider letting someone else drive you around as well. Don’t start driving again until you’re totally comfortable.

Close Your Eyes When You Shower

Did you know that even clean tap water can carry bacteria? Water hitting your face can also cause nearby germs and bacteria to get into your eyes. After cataract surgery, your eyes will be extremely sensitive and can become infected more easily. Keep your sensitive eyes safe by keeping your eyes closed in the shower during your recovery process.

Attend Your Follow-up Appointments

Plan to attend a follow-up appointment the day after your surgery. Attending all follow-up appointments is crucial to making sure your eyes are healing properly. Your first follow-up appointment will allow your doctor at Frantz Eye Care to check your eyes, and address any additional treatment or follow-ups that may be needed. It will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have following cataract surgery. If you notice any issues or unusual symptoms after cataract surgery, make sure to let your doctor know as soon as possible.

Use The Eye Drops Given To You

Nobody likes using eye drops, but after cataract surgery, they are an important part of your recovery! The eye drops will help your eyes fight off the possibility of infection, as well as reduce any inflammation that may occur after cataract surgery. Be sure to use these drops exactly as prescribed by your doctor at Frantz Eye Care. If you have any questions regarding how to use your eye drops, let your doctor know.  

If you have cataracts and are considering cataract surgery, Frantz Eye Care is here to help! Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our talented cataract surgeons today!

Our locations

Fort Myers
9617 Gulf Research Lane,
Fort Myers, FL 33912
PH: (239) 418-0999
Fax: (239) 418-0091
Cape Coral
3515 Del Prado Blvd. South
Cape Coral, FL 33904
PH: (239) 418-0999
2500 Goodlette-Frank Rd
Naples, FL 34103
PH: (239) 418-0999
Lehigh Acres
3020 Lee Blvd.
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
PH: (239) 418-0999
Punta Gorda
109 Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
PH: (239) 418-0999
Fax: (941)505-2024
North Naples
1201 Piper Blvd., #22
Naples FL 34110
PH: (239) 418-0999
South Naples
7075 Radio Rd
Naples FL 34104
PH: (239) 418-0999
Go To Top
review us online
Request an Appointment
Online Registration