Exploring Eyeglass Frame Styles

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Are Glasses Always Necessary After Cataract Surgery?


After cataract surgery, many people will go on to wear glasses. However, it's not a given you will need glasses after your surgery. Several factors will determine your need for glasses.

Why People May Need Glasses after Cataract Surgery

Near the end of your recovery from surgery, it's possible you will need glasses. Cataract surgery will help to restore your distance vision; this may leave you still needing reading glasses or computer glasses. You might not need glasses at all, or you may want them on purpose to improve your newly improved sight even further.

As the lens implant heals into its final position, there's no telling how much or how little of a residual refractive error it will create. Usually, it's in a good position to offer you good eyesight, but sometimes it can lead to some slight farsightedness. That's why you may need glasses for seeing objects a little closer to you.

Lens Options Matter

One thing many people don't realize is there are various types of intraocular lenses (IOLs). Each type of lens can affect your sight in different ways post-surgery. Not all eye surgeons offer every type of lens. Doing research into the types of lenses can help you come to a better understanding of how the lens may affect your eyesight.

Discuss your expectations for your cataract surgery. For example, let your eye doctor know which activities you do the most, and whether you do them during the night or day. Speak about what aspects of your vision you would like to improve, and which you may not mind wearing glasses for.

Understand that lenses that do more can cost more. Your insurance may only cover certain types of lenses. That can also factor into whether you're okay with spending less but wearing glasses later.

Technique and Skill Can Determine the Outcome

There's more than one way to perform cataract surgery. In addition, the eye surgeon's skill level can also make a difference. For example, you may have your best chance to go completely without glasses with a combination of

  • laser assisted cataract surgery,
  • a high quality multifocal lens,
  • and a skilled eye surgeon.

Even with the best of the best, there's still a chance you will need glasses to some extent or another after your surgery. Mostly you will only need glasses for very specific tasks, so they don't have to become a permanent part of your life. If you have the means, it's also possible to look into further corrective surgery after you heal from your cataract surgery.


12 May 2017