Driving after surgery

You should ask your surgeon specifically about when it is safe to resume driving. The timing will depend upon the nature of your surgery, the general health of your eyes and whether your glasses need to be altered by much.

Although vision is very often blurred during the first week after most forms of eye surgery, many patients see well enough to return to driving within a week. If your glasses require alteration, it is usual to wait for vision to stabilise – often about 4 weeks. Too soon and the prescription may change a little further.