Do I have to Wear Glasses After Cataract Surgery?

Happy mature couple in brand new home Cataract removal surgery is an essential procedure to help those who are struggling with their vision. A vital part of a cataract removal procedure is removing your cloudy eye lenses and replacing them with artificial ones. An issue that many patients would run into is only having one lens replacement option, which, as a result, only fits the needs of some. Only having one lens replacement option meant that some patients would need to use glasses to help supplement their vision range. At Cape Fear Cataract, we provide many lens replacement options to fit your lifestyle and needs. Here are a few tips on making the best choice for your needs.


Astigmatism can make it tricky to find the best options for your eye care. We offer Toric IOLs that aim to correct issues that come with astigmatism. What sets Toric IOLs apart from other lenses is that they can help mold the cornea into a rounded shape that helps to produce optimal vision instead of the oval shape that comes with astigmatism.

Multifocus Needs

If you’re looking for a way to cut down on your need for glasses significantly, Multifocal IOLs can help. Multifocal IOLs can help you see from a distance or up close. A common frustration that many people would experience was only having the option of choosing between improving vision from far away or close up. Multifocal IOLs help to drastically reduce your need for glasses in either case, helping you to have an improved quality of life. One thing to remember is that you may need glasses if you do a lot of reading in your spare time.

Consider Your LifeStyle

If you live an active lifestyle, it’s essential to think about the level of activity you want to participate in after your cataract-removal surgery. If you don’t engage in high-impact physical activities, it can make your choice of IOLs easier because you may want to keep a pair of glasses handy for specific situations. If your lifestyle includes rugged events, you’ll have to remember your desired range of vision. The number of options available can be overwhelming, but our professionals can help. At Cape Fear Cataract, we can help you find the best option for your situation. If you want to know more about choosing specialty lenses, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Please schedule a consultation with us by calling today at 910-769-4590.

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