Glasses after Cataract surgery

June 28, 2018

​During cataract surgery, the natural cloudy lens is removed and is replaced by an intraocular lens(IOL).

There are different types of lens implants available for the patient to choose from to help reduce or eliminate the dependence on glasses. There are a few factors that determine if and what kind of glasses the patient will wear after surgery and if they will be glasses for full-time use, glasses for part-time use, such as reading glasses, or none at all.

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Reading glasses after Cataract surgery

Different types of IOL’s include Monofocal IOL-  which is set to provide the best-uncorrected vision at one focal point. patients who choose a monofocal IOL usually have it set for distance vision and use reading glasses for reading. Patients who have it set for near would need glasses for distant vision only. Multifocal IOL- is set to provide the best vision in different focal points, distance, intermediate and near in which case the patient won’t need any glasses at all post cataract surgery.

Regardless of the type of lens which is implanted, the patient might still need to rely on the use of glasses for part of the time, but if correctly selected, the IOLs can greatly reduce the dependence on glasses.

How soon after Cataract surgery is it recommended to get new glasses?

Following cataract surgery, there might be swelling of the eye, and the vision may not be stable.

It typically takes about 3-4 weeks for the eye to stabilize after cataract surgery. Only then is it recommended to have a new prescription made to allow for the most stable results.

Can you train your eyes to see without glasses?

The improvement in vision after cataract surgery is usually instantaneous though many patients have difficulty adapting to the new vision as a result of two main reasons. The first is a significant decrease in contrast sensitivity after the surgery in addition to the brain’s need to adapt to the new image coming from the eye, in other words, neuro adaptation.

Improving contrast sensitivity after cataract surgery by over 150% on average and helping adjust to the new vision, is reached by the RevitalVision post-cataract program. The RevitalVision About the Post Cataract program

Revitalvision post cataract eye exercises are practiced at home in front of the computer while each practice lasts about 30 minutes. RevitalVision therapy is clinically and scientifically based. The program is 100% natural and improves vision with no drugs, no known risks no complications, and no side effects.

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Glasses after Cataract surgery


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