Comprehensive aftercare for all our patients.
At Optical Express, your treatment doesn’t end with the surgery itself. It’s important to us that you’re completely satisfied with the level of care after your procedure.
We’ve designed a full and very effective aftercare programme. It’s customised to each individual patient’s requirements. We believe that’s essential to ensure that your vision is the best it can be after surgery.
We'll take good care of your vision following your cataract surgery.
After cataract surgery, patients generally experience a low level of discomfort. Your surgeon will provide you with medication to manage this and also ensure a successful healing process. Once surgery is complete, you will return home to rest and start your recovery. For the first few days, it's important to avoid activities which are strenuous for your eyes, such as driving and you must be careful not to rub your eyes or get them wet. A small number of patients may require their second eye to be treated the following day.
1 and 7 days
We'll take excellent care of your vision following your cataract surgery. Our clinical care team will conduct a thorough assessment the day after your surgery to check that your eyes have started to heal well and you'll have a further follow up appointment one week after surgery.
The first year
We provide 12 months of aftercare as standard. Within this time, you should return for regular aftercare appointments as recommended by your optometrist. You'll also have access to a 24 hour helpline in the first 12 months following surgery, for complete peace of mind.
One year on
Just like a visit to the dentist, eye examinations should be a regular part of your regular health checks. Visit us once a year to help maintain your eye health.