Cataracts

Lifestyle & Management

Your vision may be blurry after your cataract surgery, and it may take some days before both eyes 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 healthcare provider 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 you have a permanent decrease in your vision from a cataract, a complication of surgery, or any other reason, your eye doctor can refer you to a low vision specialist, who will prescribe useful devices and connect you with special services that offer training and counseling to people with low vision.

Last Updated November 2016