Managing Daily Activities
Rest. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of allowing your eye and body to heal without undue stress or fatigue after your operation. You may also find yourself feeling tired more easily due to the inconveniences that come along after your procedure. The best thing to do for your vision is to allow yourself to get adequate rest.
Strenuous activity is definitely a no. This includes heavy lifting, fast movements or even daily chores like changing the bedsheets or mopping the floor. As far as possible, reduce head movement. Depending on your occupation, you will probably need 2 to 4 weeks off to recover.
When showering, washing your hair and face is fine, but be very careful not to get any soap or liquid in your eye. My advice is to use a face towel when washing your face as it reduces the chance of water containing soap splashing into your eye.
When going outdoors, especially in Singapore where sunlight can be very intense, please remember to carry a pair of sunglasses to protect your vision. As good practice, I always encourage my patients to wear sunglasses in the daytime, even at home.
Driving should be done during the recovery period and only if your vision seems clear enough. Please ask your doctor for advice should you be unsure.