Will I Need Eyeglasses After Cataract Surgery?

Reviewed by: Jason Jacobs, M.D. and Leslie Doctor, M.D.

Vision correction after Cataract Surgery is achieved through the implantation of a permanent artificial Lens Implant. By selecting from a number of different types of Lens Implants your Cataract Surgeon can help you achieve your personal goals. If you have astigmatism he or she may select an astigmatism correcting lens implant so that you may be able to reduce or possibly eliminate glasses to see clearly at distance. If you wish to be able to read or see clearly at far as well, he or she may select a near vision presbyopia correcting lens implant. If being free of glasses after Cataract Surgery is important to you, discuss this with your Cataract Surgeon. 

The information that has been provided here is intended to give patients a basic understanding of Intraocular Lens Implants (IOL) to help you be free of eyeglasses after Cataract Surgery. It is possible that your individual experience might be different. None of the information provided here is meant to be a substitute for or replace your eye doctor's consultation nor does it replace the need for you to consult with  your Cataract Surgeon about specific details of Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation.

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