You should wear your eye patch or eye shield at night for the first week after your surgery. You can secure the shield in place with some medical tape. The shield stops you from accidentally hurting your eye as it is healing.
It’s also not a bad idea to wear the patch while you nap. And don’t forget, sunglasses are an absolute must, particularly in the first few weeks after your operation.
Cataract surgery recovery is normally swift, pain free, and without complications. We hope these FAQs have helped, but if you have further questions about your surgery please get in touch with our friendly team today.