This happens in various degrees, depending on how severe the cataracts were. Even if you had a UV coated lens inserted into your eye during surgery, we recommend getting sunglasses with 99-100% UV protection and wearing them any time you're in the sun for a year after surgery.
Apart from that, why do you wear sunglasses after cataract surgery?
What's up with people wearing those big sunglasses after cataract surgery? The main reason is for protection - physical protection to assure nothing hits the eye immediately after surgery, and protection from sunlight and other bright lights.
Beyond, what should I avoid after cataract surgery? They include:
Don't do any strenuous activities for a few weeks. Avoid rigorous exercise and heavy lifting.
Don't drive. ...
Follow your doctor's orders regarding any antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops. ...
Stay away from dusty areas. ...
Don't rub your eye. ...
Don't swim. ...
Don't wear make-up.
Further to this, can I go in the sun after cataract surgery?
You should wear sunglasses outside, but it's even more important after cataract surgery. Protect your eyes from UV damage and don't go out unless you have a good pair of sunglasses on!
How long do I have to wear special sunglasses after cataract surgery?
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The recovery time for cataract surgery is short. Any soreness and discomfort should disappear within a couple of days. However, depending on the nature and size of your cataracts, and your physiology and ability and heal, full recovery could take anything from four weeks to six weeks.
Cataract surgery should not affect how you sleep, aside from wearing the protective eye shield to avoid rubbing the eye. Rubbing your eye or even water splashing in your eye can aggravate the chances of infection. You may also want to avoid sleeping on the side of the operated eye for the first 24 hours.
Don't: Wear Makeup Makeup, lotions, and perfumes should be washed off the day before cataract surgery. Do not reapply any makeup until your eye doctor clears it. Particles from your makeup can get into your eyes, no matter how careful you are.