Before deciding whether to have implantable contact lens surgery it is important that you fully understand what to expect following surgery. Your eyes will take longer to heal than they would following laser eye surgery and the typical recovery is as follows:
- Immediately after the surgery you will have padding over your eye to help minimise the risk of infection.
- Your eyes will feel gritty and sore after surgery, however the discomfort will be controlled with eye drops.
- You should notice considerable visual improvement even on the first day after surgery.
- Implantable contact lens recovery is generally quick and you will notice a rapid improvement of both your vision and comfort over the first few days.
- You will need someone with you on the day of surgery to drive you home.
- Most people can drive/return to work within 1-2 weeks.
- Your aftercare schedule will vary from one surgeon to another. After implantable contact lens surgery expect to have aftercare appointments 1 day after surgery, 1 month after surgery, 3 months after surgery and then 1 year after surgery.
- Most people show complete recovery of implantable contact lens surgery by 2 months.
Everyone’s eyes are different and so some people may recover faster and with fewer complications than others. Following your surgeon’s advice and attending all your aftercare appointments will ensure you have the best chance of a quick and easy recovery from implantable contact lens surgery.