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Cataract Surgery FAQs

Q: Can I drive myself on the day of surgery?

No, you can not drive yourself to surgery or home from surgery. You should also not be driving later that day.

Q: Can I drive myself to the post-op appointment the next day?

No, you should plan on having a driver for both your surgery and the appointment the day after.

Q: When can I start driving?

This will be determined by your surgeon at your 1 day post-op appointment.


Q: Can I eat the day of surgery?

Yes, you are allowed to eat a light breakfast or lunch low in fat. This meal should not be within 2 hours of your arrival time for surgery.

Q: Can I wear make-up to surgery?

Absolutely NO make-up is allowed on the day of surgery.

Q: Should I be stopping my aspirin?

Your surgeon prefers you stop it 1 week prior to surgery. Please check with your primary care physician to determine if this is ok.

Q: When can I return to swimming?

2 weeks after your surgery.

Q: When can I lift weights/exercise?

1 week after your surgery.

Q: I have facial hair, do I have to shave it off for surgery?

No, you do not have to. However, please keep it cleaned and trimmed.

Q: When can I take a shower?

The day following surgery. However, avoid getting water in the eye.

Leading Multi-Specialty Eye Care

Most of our physicians have sub-specialty fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology, glaucoma, retinal disease and surgery, oculoplastics and cosmetics, and corneal and refractive surgery.

Leading Multi-Specialty Eye Care

Premium Lens Implant Technology

With the latest advances, having clear vision at only one distance is no longer the only option.

Premium Lens Implant Technology

Cutting-Edge Glaucoma Treatment

Lexington Eye Associates has the most advanced diagnostic tools available to help to determine whether or not a patient has glaucoma, to assess the type of glaucoma that is present, and also to monitor the disease over time. 

Cutting-Edge Glaucoma Treatment

Advances in Macular Degeneration

We offer patients in Massachusetts the most advanced diagnostic equipment. Our fellowship trained retina specialists are skilled in the state-of-the-art treatments that are preventing vision loss.

Advances in Macular Degeneration

The Latest in Corneal Transplants

Advanced technology now allow for minimally invasive surgery by targeting disease and performing partial thickness transplantation, such as DSAEK surgery.

The Latest in Corneal Transplants

Current Therapy for Lazy Eye

Our pediatric ophthalmologists are the most highly skilled specialists in Massachusetts for treatment of Lazy Eye, Amblyopia and other related eye disorders.

Current Therapy for Lazy Eye