Question: I am considering cataract surgery and using a multifocal lens implant to correct my near vision. Will I be able to wear my contact lens after surgery to improve my far vision as I do now?
Answer: With careful measurements, the use of a Multifocal Lens Implant for vision correction after Cataract Surgery should allow you to see far, near and arm's length without being dependent on eyeglass and contact lenses. That is, you should not need to wear contact lenses for seeing at distance once you have a Lens Implant after Cataract Surgery. The goal of using the Multifocal Lens Implant is to not necessitate the use of glasses or contacts after a Cataract is removed and thus while you would most likely be able to wear contacts, you should not have to.
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