If you wish to have your very best distance vision, mostly free of the need to wear glasses, you will need to have any astigmatism treated as part of the surgery. The advanced distance vision high tech implant will cure both your cataract and your astigmatism! Most people are independent of glasses for the majority of their distance vision needs.
You can also choose to maximize your independence from wearing glasses for ANY activities! The advanced near and far high tech implant can be chosen to maximize the number of activities you can do without wearing glasses at all.
We get many questions here at SkyVision and this ranks as one of the top questions. People use eye drops for many reasons and these helpful suggestions will make you feel like a pro.
- Before using eye drops, wash your hands with soap and warm water. Dry them with a clean towel.
- If you are putting in your own eye drops, lie down or use a mirror. It may be helpful to ask someone to check that you are getting the eye drops in your eye.
- Look up to the ceiling with both eyes.
- While tilting your head back, pull the lower lid of your eye down with one hand. Hold the eye drops bottle or tube in your other hand (rest part of your hand on your forehead if necessary to keep it steady).
- Place one eye drop or a small amount of ointment inside your lower lid. The tip of the medicine bottle or tube should not touch your eye.
- Blink and dab away the excess eye drop fluid with a tissue.
- If you are prescribed both eye drops and eye ointment, use the eye drops first, otherwise the ointment may block the absorption of the eye drops.
- If you have more than one type of eye drop to put in your eyes, wait about five minutes after the first medicine before putting in the second eye drop medicine.
- Keeping the eyes closed (without continued blinking) for a few minutes may allow better penetration and effectiveness of the medication.
- Immediately after using the eye drops, wash your hands to remove any medication that may be left on them.
- If you have any questions, talk to your eye doctor or optical technician.
adapted from an article from WebMD