Refractive Lens Surgery

Driving after Refractive Lens Surgery

Your eyeball will be strong enough immediately after surgery for driving to be safe. The only limitation on driving is whether or not you can see well enough to drive safely and legally. Please assume that this will not be until the day after surgery at the earliest.

Also remember that after surgery on your first eye, the two eyes may be significantly different and that this imbalance may make driving safely difficult or impossible. You will need to use your own judgement to decide whether or not you have adapted to your new vision before resuming driving.

If you can see well enough to read a number plate at 20m and you have become adapted to the change in your vision then you are legal to drive, but please err on the side of caution.

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