Cataract operations have a virtually 100% success rate. After the healing process has taken place (which takes up to eight weeks), then—if you have no other medical reasons not to—you can absolutely use contact lenses to aid near (or far) vision.
Post the Op: Contact Lenses, Eyeglasses, and Other Options
- Vision correction after cataract surgery
- Wearing eyeglasses after cataract surgery
- Wearing monovision contacts after cataract surgery
Vision correction after cataract surgery
A basic cataract operation removes the diseased lens from the eye and replaces it with an artificial one. While still pretty advanced, the lowest level of IOL (which stands for intraocular lens) that can be implanted is monovision. In other words, it’ll provide you with clear focus at either a near or far distance.
You’ll then wear eyeglasses or contacts to correct the other distance. When carrying out monovision cataract surgery, your surgeon will assess your eyesight so that one eye is set for near vision and the other for far. This gives good overall vision, but you may well need eyeglasses or contacts for activities, such as driving in the dark and close-up work.
Wearing eyeglasses after cataract surgery
Post-surgery (and after the recovery period), you’ll have an eye test to determine your new prescription needs. If required, new eyeglasses will be prescribed, and you’ll wear them as needed.
Wearing monovision contacts after cataract surgery
Monovision contacts are another choice for vision correction. When weaning monovision contacts after cataract surgery you have the following options:
- Wear a contact in the eye with the IOL set to near vision that improves distance vision.
- Wear a contact in the eye with the IOL set to distance vision that improves near vision.
- Wear a contact in the eye with the IOL set to near vision that further improves near vision.
- Wear a contact in the eye with the IOL set to distance vision that further improves distance vision.
Because your eyes continue to age as usual after cataract surgery, you’ll find that your vision will naturally alter over time. Therefore, your prescription will also change—and your ophthalmologist will suggest the best lens or lenses for you to benefit from optimal eyesight.
Or… How About No Vision Correction Aids After Cataract Surgery?
- The wonders of advanced IOLs
The wonders of advanced IOLs
However… Technology has brought us a wonderful range of cutting-edge IOLs. If you choose to go down this route, you can have implanted lenses that do some or all of the following:
- Give you focused vision at near, far, and even mid-vision.
- Correct astigmatism.
- Use the muscles of your eye to naturally alter your focus at different distances.
- Can even have the prescription changed after they’ve been implanted in the eye.
Science is ever-evolving, with new techniques and IOLs being invented all the time. The best way to get your ultimate vision after cataract surgery (with or without the need to wear contacts or eyeglasses) is to discuss the art of the possible with your ophthalmologist.
With eyesight being (probably) the most important of all our senses, enjoying your best-ever vision at every age is something you truly deserve.
Wave Goodbye to Wearing Monovision Contacts After Cataract Surgery at the WBEC
The Modern Cataract Surgery Clinic at the West Boca Eye Center is a leading US facility offering the very latest cataract procedures and IOLs. Our expertise ensures a tailored approach to your requirements. If you’re happy to wear contacts or eyeglasses after your procedure, then we can advise the best options.
Or… If you’d love the freedom of life without any visual aids, then our expert surgeon will assess your suitability and provide you with the ultimate option that perfectly suits your lifestyle.
Start your journey to cataract-free vision at https://www.moderncataractsurgery.com
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