Contact Steve or Victoria          905-745-0412         Email

Contact Steve or Victoria
 905-745-0412         Email

As a provider of rental equipment for vitrectomy recovery throughout Ontario, we are excited to be part of your eye surgery recovery.  With a growing number of rentals, we see time and time again a pattern in the steps renter's take in achieving successful surgery results despite a potential gloomy outlook.  I want to suggest that successful vitrectomy recovery requires the following: 

  • Attitude – You can do this! Although this will feel long at times, it is well worth it. I know from experience.
  • Proper Position – This includes limiting any movement. I was told no exercise.  For me exercise meant running and cycling.  To my surgeon it also meant walking around the block.  I continued this for the 10 weeks I was instructed to.  I in no way wanted to look back 2 or 3 months later regretting that I had done something I should not have to jeopardize my recovery.  Many people will rent two pieces of vitrectomy recovery equipment (Facedown Recovery Bed and the Facedown Recovery Chair) in order to provide a change of position. Knowing that when they are resting on the equipment provides ensures they are doing what they should be doing to achieve recovery success.
  • Pillows – It may take you a couple of days of rotating pillows to find the sweet spot.  Remember, what works for 2 or 3 hours may not work for the 3rd hour.  Keep moving the pillows around in order to change potential pressure points.
  • Patience - This is a slow recovery. I expected to see the day after surgery. In my case I may have been over a week before beginning to see some light or fingers.  I have had renter's unable to see much of anything after the 10 days and yet two months later when I saw them there was a big smile on their face.  Their sight was restored.
  • Perseverance – Recovery is a true character builder. Your sight is worth it.  Take it one day at a time.  I was reminded that everyday in the 10 day facedown or head down position is 10% of your recovery.
  • Strategy for Utilizing Your Time – I have provided some ideas in the link below.

All the best in your recovery.  


Delivery, Set-up, Pickup

We offer in-home personalized delivery within our delivery area.  Each in-home set-up is about 45 minutes in length as we listen to your needs and set-up the equipment for you. This is not a drop, run, good-bye.

We want to reduce your anxiety so you can focus on maximizing your recovery!

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What to Expect from Retina Recovery Inc.

More Than Just Equipment

Retina Recovery Inc. is here to help you before your vitrectomy surgery, during your facedown recovery and in the days following the critical first days of your recovery.  We not only provide facedown recovery equipment but the support you need to Maximize Your Eyesight!

What to Expect When Recovering

Our mission is to help you "Heal Right the First Time".  We work hard to Educate you through videos, blogs, emails and articles on our website.  There are clear themes to successful facedown recovery. With Several Thousand Rentals of Experience, we are continuing to learn what works best for each person.

See Our Facedown Recovery Tips

Encouragement, we ALL need it.  Facedown recovery can be difficult for many people.  We are here and available during your facedown recovery journey, answering questions and providing hope and encouragement so you can Heal Right the First-Time!

Steve's Facedown Recovery Timeline


We Help You 
"Heal Right the First-Time!"

Since 2015, Retina Recovery Inc. has been be honoured to serve thousands of renters during their facedown recovery.

  • PREMIUM Equipment Rentals,
  • Personalized In-Home Deliveries/Set-up, and
  • On-Going Coaching

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29 Houndtrail Drive
Waterdown, Ontario L8B 0L9


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