Question: A year after I have cataract surgery will I need a new prescription for glasses each year or just after the initial change after surgery?
eyeglass prescription after Cataract Surgery much beyond the first year. If you take on new activities or hobbies that change your visual demands, this may require a change in prescription. That said, you still need to schedule routine eye exams each year to be sure that no eye problems or conditions such as Glaucoma or Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) develop. Maintaining eye health and vision, even if there are no eyeglass prescription changes, is very important and does require a regular eye examination schedule.
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