So you\u2019re thinking about lens replacement, but can\u2019t afford the downtime? Say no more. You\u2019re undoubtedly an avid traveller, for both work and with your family. Time is valuable, and focusing on what matters most is important. You\u2019ve got hobbies, interests, and a life. Luckily, it is safe to fly after lens replacement surgery (within reason). However, we advise paying attention to your aftercare and follow-up appointments in the first few weeks.1 Air travel after lens replacement surgery When we think of air travel after eye surgery, most people worry about the pressure it puts on your sensitive eyes.2 But in general, this isn\u2019t a problem. If flying, stick to short-haul trips and keep your eyedrops handy. Check with your airline, but usually, it\u2019s recommended to wait at least a day3 after getting lens replacement surgery. If you can wait to fly, then do. But it is widely accepted that flying after lens replacement is fairly low risk compared to other procedures. Healing Time On average, patients usually recover from lens replacement surgery within 48 hours.4 During this time, you will likely be adjusting and finding small tasks challenging, so make sure you\u2019re in good company and try to find a buddy if you decide to travel. It can take up to 6 weeks to feel completely normal again. For any further queries about lens replacement surgery queries, book a free assessment with our clinical staff.