Will I need prescription glasses after cataract surgery?

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Do you need a new prescription for glasses after cataract surgery?

Your vision will usually take a few days to a few weeks to stabilize after cataract surgery. If you wear prescription glasses, your doctor will probably wait 1 to 4 weeks, sometimes longer, to write a new prescription. In the meantime, your old glasses can be used, although you may notice your vision is not ideal.

How long do you have to wear special glasses after cataract surgery?

We usually recommend waiting until your eye has settled, at around 6 weeks after surgery, before getting an eye test for your new glasses from your optician.

Does cataract surgery mean no glasses?

In studies, between 60% and 88% of patients who have cataract surgery with a MultiFocal lens report that they never wear glasses. For cataract patients who value their ability to see clearly at a range of distances without glasses, a MultiFocal IOL can be a great option.

How long does it take for vision to clear after cataract surgery?

Within 48 hours, many cataracts patients see significant improvement in their vision. It is possible that your vision could take one to two weeks to adjust and settle. The eye must adapt to the new intraocular lens that has replaced the lens. Every patient is different!

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Why is my eyesight worse after cataract surgery?

The “big 3” potential problems that could permanently worsen vision after cataract/IOL surgery are: 1) infection, 2) an exaggerated inflammatory response, and 3) hemorrhage. Fortunately, these are quite rare nowadays, occurring less than 1% of the time.

Can vision change after cataract surgery?

No, your vision generally doesn’t deteriorate after cataract surgery unless other problems arise, such as macular degeneration or glaucoma. In cataract surgery, the eye doctor (ophthalmologist) removes the clouded lens from your eye and replaces it with a clear, artificial lens.

Does cataract surgery restore 20/20 Vision?

Vision Quality After Surgery

Most patients can achieve 20/20 vision as long as they have no other conditions. Conditions that can affect the quality of vision after cataract surgery include: Glaucoma. Corneal scarring.