Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Eyeglass Changes after Cataract Surgery

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?

Answer: For the most part, if you are in good overall health and your eyes are healthy, it would be unusual to have the need to change your 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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