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If I get cataract surgery will I still need glasses?

If I get cataract surgery will I still need glasses?

Not necessarily: Cataract surgery's main goal is to clear up the "cloudy" vision and glare effects. With today's modern technology, it is quite possible to end up not needing glasses for distance or near work. In order for that to happen, the eye has to have the ability to see 20/20 in the first place, and the patient would need to select a lens technology that can help achieve this goal. The technology is not covered by insurance, however. Speak to your eye surgeon about your vision goals after surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Will i still need glasses after getting strabismus surgery?

Will i still need glasses after getting strabismus surgery?

Hard to say: Since strabismus can develop when one eye is weaker than the other, the surgery just helps line you up.It will not end any deficiency in the weaker eye that lead to the problem. If you do not bring the weaker eye up to proper strength, it could recur or you could develop further visual impairment. ...Read more

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If i get laser eye surgery will i ever need to wear glasses again?

If i get laser eye surgery will i ever need to wear glasses again?

Yes: You may have a change in the vision after surgery (some time delay for this) called regression which can reproduce some of the original need for eyeglasses. When you are past age 40, you will definitely need reading glasses which is age related and not due to failure of the lasik. ...Read more

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If I get laser eye surgery will I still need to have reading glasses when i'm older?

If I get laser eye surgery will I still need to have reading glasses when i'm older?

Likely reading glass: If you are already wearing reading glasses or bifocals before lasik, you will likely still need glasses for near after. Lasik typically corrects the distance vision permanently. After age 40, near vision still needs an additional reading glass correction. There is an option to purposely undercorrect one eye (leaving it near sighted) to allow spectacle free vision - this is called monovision. ...Read more

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I have high correction and astigmatism. Will I still need to wear glasses after my cataracts surgery?

I have high correction and astigmatism. Will I still need to wear glasses after my cataracts surgery?

Not necessrily: Depends on the surgeon, measurements, type of lens. You may be able to eliminate the need for glasses after surgery, both far and near. You may only need them for near. The more astigmatism and correction you have does decrease the odds of an outcome where you do not need glasses, but still is very possible. ...Read more

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If i get lasik eye surgery will i have perfect 20/20 vision and no longer need my glasses?

If i get lasik eye surgery will i have perfect 20/20 vision and no longer need my glasses?

Potential, 4 awhile: Depending on your unique corneal variables ( astigmatism, level of myopia/hyperopia, corneal thickness, posterior corneal curvature) if all acceptable, then you have about an 95 to 98% chance to be out of your corrective spectacle/contact lenses. At least for awhile anyway. As you age, other factors enter the glasses freedom era, such as presbyopia, cataracts, corneal elasticity changes. ...Read more

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What to do if I had laser eye surgery, 2 years later I need glasses again?

What to do if I had laser eye surgery, 2 years later I need glasses again?

Get a consult: There are many reasons you may need glasses at this point in time. If it is related to regression of your original surgery, or if your prescription has just changed over time, it is often possible to enhance your original surgery. I would go back to your original surgeon for a consult to explore your options ...Read more

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I am farsighted, and i need vision correction, but should I get glasses or contacts?

I am farsighted, and i need vision correction, but should I get glasses or contacts?

Both, either: Either way of correcting your vision is fine. Contact lenses will provide better peripheral vision , unencumbered by the edges of a fram. It truly depends on what best fits your lifestyle. All contact lens wearers should have a spectacle backup. ...Read more

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How old do you need to be to get laser eye surgery? Do you need to be a certain age? My eyes are still changing and my vision is getting worse, but i'm interested in getting corrective surgery. How long do I need to wait after getting glasses?

How old do you need to be to get laser eye surgery? Do you need to be a certain age? My eyes are still changing and my vision is getting worse, but i'm interested in getting corrective surgery. How long do I need to wait after getting glasses?

The : The food and drug administration (fda) has approved laser vision correction after age 21. Should should definitely wait until at least that age, although some people's eyes change until their mid to late 20's. Make sure your vision is stable before proceeding. Your ophthalmologist should see you 2 years in a row to make sure that things are stable before performing laser vision correction. But again, i would wait until at least age 21. ...Read more

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I am a high uncorrected myope. Corrected: 20/20. If I get cataracts removed, will I have 20/20 if I do not get lasik with cataract surgery?

I am a high uncorrected myope. Corrected: 20/20. If I get cataracts removed, will I have 20/20 if I do not get lasik with cataract surgery?

Depends: Your eyesight corrects to 20/20 which is a good prognostic indicator of good central vision. How you are corrected is important. Do you have astigmatism? Do you wear a special type of contact lens 4 your best 20/20 vision? Cataract vision outcomes are very good. A variety of Intraocular lenses are available to achieve the best uncorrected vision, & yes, sometimes LASIK can enhance the outcome ...Read more

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What to do if I have eye strain after cataract surgery?

What to do if I have eye strain after cataract surgery?

Glasses: Depending on your residual refraction, you may benefit from glasses - either single vision or progressives for certain activities. ...Read more

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Can I still have lasik surgery if I have glaucoma?

Can I still have lasik surgery if I have glaucoma?

Yes in most cases: Lasik will not interfere with your glaucoma treatment in most cases. However, if you have low-tension glaucoma, advanced damage from glaucoma, or if you have had glaucoma filtering surgery, a variation of lasik called surface ablation (lasek, prk) may be a safer alternative. ...Read more

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Do i need toric lenses even if i don't have astigmatism?

Do i need toric lenses even if i don't have astigmatism?

No: Toric lenses correct astigmatism. If you do not have significant astigmatism, then you do not need them. ...Read more

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Will I need reading glasses to correct presbyopia after I have cataract removal?

Will I need reading glasses to correct presbyopia after I have cataract removal?

Sometimes: The majority of lenses inserted after cataract removal are single vision, corrected for distance, and you will need to have eyeglasses to see at near. Newer lense designs are now coming on the market to correct vision at all distances. You can discuss this with your ophthalmologist who is doing the surgery. Usually there is an extra charge for these "premium" lenses. ...Read more

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Will i be able to have that good vision i had just after lasik surgery?

Will i be able to have that good vision i had just after lasik surgery?

Depends: How good is your vision pre operatively? How do you achieve that vision? The purpose of lasik is to decrease your dependence on glasses/contacts--not necessarily eliminate them. Often times the vision after lasik is comparable to glasses and contacts--that is why so many people do it. However it is not always as good as rgp or hard contacts. This is a good discussion to have with your eye dr. ...Read more

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I still have to squint when wearing glasses, do I need contacts?

I still have to squint when wearing glasses, do I need contacts?

No: Improved vision when you squint with you glasses on usually means your prescription needs an update. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more