Questions About Cataract Surgery



Q: Should I arrange to have a friend or family member drive me?

A: We do not recommend driving immediately after cataract surgery. If you are unable to secure a ride, please call our main office at 727-372-1311 and we will schedule you with one of our transports.

Q: How long should I expect to be at the surgical facility?

A: Typically, you shouldn't be in the facility longer than 6 hours. However, some people may need to stay longer. If you have a friend or family member who is providing transportation to you after surgery, please have them contact the surgery center to receive updated status reports and an estimated time of discharge.

Q: What should I bring with me to my surgery?
  • Bring your prescriptions as instructed by your physician.
  • Bring your insurance or Medicare card/s.
  • Bring along cash or credit cards to cover any co-pay or coinsurance due.
  • Bring a complete listing of all prescription drugs that you are currently taking, including dosage and strength and enough of your medications that you would typically take in an 8 to 10 hour period. PLEASE TAKE ALL YOUR REGULAR MEDICATIONS AT YOUR USUAL TIMES UNLESS INSTRUCTED BY YOUR PHYSICIAN.
  • A "zip up the front" sweater or jacket that is easily put on or removed.
  • Bring someone with you to drive you home or have someone that is coming to pick
Q: What should I not bring or wear?
  • Do not wear jewelry or body piercing of any kind.
  • Do not wear any make-up (facial or eye)
  • Do not wear any turtleneck shirts
  • Do not wear any perfumes, deodorants, lotions or hair products.
  • If you wear contact lenses, do not wear them, however, you should bring your current prescription eyeglasses, even if you do not currently wear them.