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Contact Steve or Victoria
 905-745-0412         Email

I found during my recovery that minutes after Tracy and I left the surgeon's office a surge of additional questions would flood our minds.  In order to aid you in your recovery and to help you avoid the "I wish I had asked _______ - moment", we have curated a list of our questions to help you in brainstorming your list.  Keep in mind, that your surgeon is extremely busy.  You obviously know this from the number of people in the visiting lines.  As a result, please go prepared to ask your questions, one by one.  You'll find that they will answer them allowing you the confidence to know your doing what you need to in order to achieve success from your vitrectomy.  They won't necessarily answer questions related to months down the road but rather the here and now of today.

  1. ​Do I need to be facedown or head down?
  2. ​How long will the bubble remain in my eye?
  3. Who do I call if I have questions or concerns? Does this change if it is the weekend?​

Short Term Disability

  • ​How soon will the physician's forms for short term disability be completed

Eye Shield

  • ​When may I stop using the eye shield?
  • Do I need to take eye drops through the night?

Activities (while Facedown)

  • May I watch TV or a video on an iPad or tablet?
  • May I read or use a smartphone?
  • Do I need to have eye drops throughout the night?

Activities (after Facedown Recovery Period)

  • ​When may I go to the dentist since I will have my head up?
  • When may I begin showering/wash hair?
  • When may I begin lifting more than 10 pounds (i.e. lifting my chilcren)
  • When may I dye my hair?
  • When may I begin wearing my contacts again?


  • ​May I have a sedative prescribed prior to surgery and may I take it before surgery?


  • ​When may I travel on the bus, go train?
  • When may I begin walking around the block, grocery store etc.?


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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