Following cataract surgery you will be provided with eyedrops and instruction on how often and for how long you need to use them.
Your eye will be covered with a clear plastic shield which you should continue to use for 7 days when you go to bed. This is to reduce the chance of the eye getting knocked while you are asleep.
During the day, no specific protection is required but you can continue to use you existing glasses.
You should avoid lifting and straining for the first two weeks as well as swimming.
You will be able to resume most activities within a few days (reading, watching TV, shopping, going for walks, cycling and driving etc) as long as you exercise some caution.
Remember to wash your hands before using your eyedrops or touching your eye.