Because of your operation, the chances are you’ll be a lot more aware of your eye and how it works. Right now is a really good time to build on the knowledge you’ve gained and make small changes to your lifestyle that can prevent you from experiencing certain health problems in the future. You can do this by:
- Improving your diet - A healthy balanced diet contains a variety of foods, including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, plenty of starchy foods (such as rice, pasta, potatoes) and some protein-rich foods (such as meat, fish, eggs, lentils, beans). Your diet should also be low in fat (especially saturated), salt and sugar.
- Any exercise – even if it’s just a few short walks each day - really will make a difference to your health.
- Quit smoking - NHS Stop Smoking Services are one of the most effective ways to stop for good - and they’re free. Your doctor will be happy to help you.
There are no issues around flying or taking holidays (other than no swimming for the first four weeks), but just in case, you might think twice about remote destinations. Don’t forget to bring enough drops!