- Cataract Surgery
- After Cataract Surgery
Adjusting To Your New Vision
Beyond the physical healing that will take place following surgery, your brain may need a little time to adjust to your new vision after your cataract has been removed.
The following activities can help you speed up this adjustment period:
For Near Vision: reading, writing, drawing, needlework or other close work. Using a handheld device such as a smart phone.
For Intermediate Vision: looking at a computer screen, watching TV, gardening.
For Distance Vision: watching a movie in a theater. Sports like golf or tennis that require you to focus on an object in the distance.
All Distances: activity that includes people or things approaching and receding from you, like playing with pets or children. Exploratory activity like hiking in which you look at things near and far. Sports that require you to quickly focus your eyes on objects at different distances.
Most people find that they've completely adjusted and have optimal vision within six months after cataract surgery.