Do you have to wear contacts after cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery will not correct other causes of decreased vision, such as glaucoma, diabetes, or age-related macular degeneration. Most people still need to wear glasses or contact lens after cataract surgery for either near and/or distance vision and astigmatism.

How long should you wait to wear contacts after cataract surgery?

Because we have our own laser center, we can offer a very discounted rate for patients who choose a premium IOL and require a touch-up. A more extreme solution would be a surgical IOL exchange, which we would recommend within the 6 months after the initial surgery.

How long does it take for your vision to stabilize after cataract surgery with lens implant?

The consensus seems to be that it takes 1-3 months. So you should expect your eyes to have stabilized 2-4 months after the surgery. You’ll probably have another Ophthalmologist appointment around that time. That’s when you should be ready to have your eyes tested and be given a new glasses prescription if needed.

Why can’t I wear contacts before cataract surgery?

Stop wearing RIGID contacts 3 weeks prior and stop wearing SOFT 1 week prior to your appointment. This is done because the contact lens rests on the cornea and distorts its shape, which can affect the accuracy of the doctor’s measurements of the IOL power.

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What is the fastest way to recover from cataract surgery?

Do:

  1. use your eye drops as instructed.
  2. take it easy for the first 2 to 3 days.
  3. use your eye shield at night for at least a week.
  4. take painkillers if you need to.
  5. bathe or shower yourself as usual.
  6. wear your eye shield when washing your hair.
  7. read, watch TV and use a computer.
  8. use your shield, old glasses or sunglasses outdoors.

How long does it take for blurriness to go away after cataract surgery?

According to the American Optometric Association, approximately 90 percent of patients report having better vision after having cataract surgery. After cataract surgery, it’s normal for your vision to be blurry at first as your eye recovers. The blurred vision will typically go away within a few days.

How long does it take for cataract surgery to completely heal?

Although some patients see well just a few days after cataract surgery, full healing can take up to three months. Cataract surgery recovery time tends to be minimal and mild, but there are various factors that can impact the speed of recovery.

Does cataract surgery correct vision?

Results. Cataract surgery successfully restores vision in the majority of people who have the procedure. People who’ve had cataract surgery may develop a secondary cataract.