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When should I update my glasses after cataract surgery?


Cataract surgery is a common and highly effective procedure that involves removing the clouded natural lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens. The surgery is typically done to improve vision and reduce the symptoms of cataracts, such as glare, halos, and difficulty seeing at night. However, it's important to remember that even after the surgery, glasses may still be needed to achieve optimal visual acuity.


After cataract surgery, it's important to have your glasses checked by an optometrist to ensure that your prescription is accurate and up to date. Once you have had the first eye done the glasses prescription will be checked by your eye surgeon and help in planning surgery for your other eye.


It's important to note that even with the new artificial lens, some people may still need glasses for certain activities such as reading or driving. This is because the artificial lens may not be able to correct all types of refractive errors, such as presbyopia (age-related loss of near vision). Use of multifocal artificial lenses can mitigate this in select patients.

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