face down recovery questions

Do you have face down recovery questions? We are here to help! Below are some of the most common questions we receive. If you have additional face down recovery questions, call our toll-free support at (877) 470-3455 or email us at info@facedownsolutions.com. We are available seven days a week.

How long must I keep face down?

Typical recovery time is 1-2 weeks. Your doctor will determine the length of time for you. You must keep your face down at all times during your recovery.

What can I do in a face down position?

  • Watch Movies and Television Programs
  • Listen to Books on Tape, Music and Radio
  • Talk on a Hands-Free Telephone
  • Visit with Family and Friends
  • Use a Smart Phone or Tablet
  • Play Board Games
  • Eat Meals and Drink
  • Write and Read
  • Sleep

Can you help with insurance claims and equipment set up?

Yes. Contact us any time, seven days a week, for toll-free support at (877) 470-3455 or email us at info@facedownsolutions.com. We can help you file for insurance reimbursement for renting our face down recovery equipment if your insurance company covers it.  Medicare & Medicaid DO NOT cover the cost. If you have any questions about setting up and adjusting our face down recovery equipment, we are available to guide you for your maximum comfort during your face down recovery.

Where can I learn more?

Read Eye Facts about Face Down Recovery after Retinal Surgery

According to American Academy of Ophthalmology of San Francisco, California, “You can buy or rent special equipment designed to make your recovery period more comfortable and convenient. These include adjustable face-down chairs, tabletop face cradles, face-down pillows, and face-down mirrors. The face-down chairs, cradles and pillows support your head or body so that you can read, write, sleep and eat more easily and comfortably during the recovery period. The face-down mirror allows you to see people and objects around you without having to turn them upside down. You can still watch television and have face-to-face conversations with visitors. Your ophthalmologist can help you order the equipment or suggest other ways to make your recovery period more comfortable.”