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Your vision may be blurry after your cataract surgery, and it may take some days before both eyes to adjust to the change. You will probably notice greatly improved color vision. You can return to most of your daily activities quickly, but check with your doctor before you start lifting heavy objects, bending, or driving. You will also need a new prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses after recovering from surgery.
If your vision has been permanently impaired, either from the cataract or as a complication of surgery, your eye doctor will be able to refer you to specialists in low vision. They can prescribe useful devices and connect you with special services that offer training and counseling to people with visual impairment.
Updated: March 2012
Posted: March 2012