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Taking It Easy: Fun Hobbies for Recovering from Eye Surgery

By Marialiberati

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The eye is an important organ. It is fragile which means it requires care during and after surgery for the best outcomes. While you are recovering from your eye surgery, you should find hobbies to participate in that are both fun and relaxing so you can recover from your surgery.

Go for a Walk

After eye surgery, you want to make sure that you don’t do anything too strenuous, as your eyes are recovering. Starting strenuous activity too quickly can lead to complications because of increased pressure. Taking it easy can promote a smooth healing process. Within a day or two, you can begin to do some walking. Walking is a great way to get some activity and fresh air. The increased blood flow that occurs when walking can also promote the healing process in your body.

Listen to Audiobooks

Books are a great hobby to have when recovering from surgery. This provides enjoyment and entertainment of following along to a story, or even learning new information. This is a great substitute for watching TV or movies. You want to be careful, though, because reading can cause eye strain. Even with the assistance of medication in your recovery, you need to make sure you aren’t straining your eyes. Instead, switch to listening to audiobooks.

Listen to Music

Listening to music is a great way to provide fun and enjoyment while you are recovering from eye surgery. This is an activity you can do that is not straining your eyes. There are so many options for music, that you can have entertainment for hours. Music is not only entertaining, but it also has a great effect on you physically. Music can provide a calming and relaxing effect on the body and your mind. Studies have shown that listening to music can even reduce people’s pain level. It can also help to lower blood pressure, slow heart rates, and calm anxiety.

Any hobbies you participate in after eye surgery should allow you to have some fun, but also allow for proper healing of the eyes. Taking walks, listening to music, and listening to audiobooks are among the many activities you can choose from. Make sure that you don’t put too much strain on your eyes by intense lights or screens and that you don’t exert yourself too much by strenuous activity or activities that put pressure on your head and eyes.

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