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Contact Steve or Victoria
 905-745-0412         Email

Facedown Recovery Stories

Retinal Detachment

There are themes to successfully recovering from a vitrectomy for a retinal detachment. I've not only EXPERIENCED THIS FIRSTHAND but I have watched thousands of others through this process.

Through personal stories, we are hoping you will find HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT in addition to skills to help you MAXIMIZE YOUR EYESIGHT

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Retina Recovery Inc. would not exist if I had not undergone emergency surgery for a retinal detachment in 2014.  I'm so thankful for the care I received, the encouragement I was the focus of and the best of the best in Dr. Varun Chaudhary, my Ophthalmologist at the Hamilton Regional Eye Institute. Get ready to dive into my facedown recovery story.

We’ve been there.  We know how uncertain, scary and overwhelming vitrectomy surgery can be. 

We were right in the middle of a bathroom renovation when Steve thought the black spot in his eye was from a splash back that jumped his safety goggles and lodged in his eye while rinsing a bucket.  After a trip to the ER where the doctor could not find anything, he was referred to an ophthalmologist.  Fifteen hours later he was in surgery to repair a detached retina.

At the time we knew nothing about retina surgery at all – nor about the need to recover facedown.  When leaving recovery, the nurse warned us again and again the importance of staying facedown.  She told us to go home and rent the necessary equipment to help with the facedown recovery.  After much searching and calling the only option was a chair - 1.5 hrs drive from our home. 

While our story worked out in the end with a friend tracking down what we needed, we knew that there was a need for rental equipment for vitrectomy surgery.  We have spoken to others whose recovery was sleepless and uncomfortable because they did not have the proper equipment, or who had surgery a second time because they failed to maintain the position the first time.  Retina Recovery Inc. was born out of our experience and we are pleased to provide what you need to help you heal!

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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.

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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!

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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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