Undergo Eye Tests
Your doctor will perform a series of eye tests called an A-scan to determine the shape and size of your eye. The results of these tests are then used to determine the artificial lens that's most appropriate for you.
Use Eye Drops
Your doctor will prescribe special eye drops that you should take several days before the procedure. These drops will help prevent any eye infection.
Stop Taking Medication
Before you even set the day for the surgery, you should discuss with your cataract surgeon what medications you take, from prescription drugs to over-the-counter products and supplements. This will help your doctor determine whether or not these medicines will affect your healing after surgery or cause complications.
Fast and Stop Smoking
Smoking has been known to cause problems after surgery as well as slow down recovery and healing, so your doctor will most likely advise you to stop smoking before the procedure. You will also be asked to refrain from eating or drinking 12 hours before the operation.
Prepare for Post-Surgery
You won't be allowed to use soap and body wash several days after your surgery to avoid infections, so it's best to shower and wash your hair prior to the procedure. You should also arrange for someone to drive you home because you will not be able to drive after surgery.