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  • Are check-ups for glasses needed after cataract surgery?


    Once you've had cataract surgery in both eyes, is it still necessary to have annual check-up for glasses? I know we need to be checked for diseases, etc., but are regular vision visits still required?


    Vision (or "visual acuity") is typically checked as part of a complete eye exam, and a refraction for glasses can usually be done at the same visit if needed.

    Separate "vision visits" shouldn't be necessary, but if you see a different eye care provider (such as an optometrist) just for glasses then it is unlikely you will need to see that provider as frequently after cataract surgery, as your prescription should not change much. But be sure to see your ophthalmologist for a comprehensive exam as frequently as recommended, as risk for eye disease rises along with our age.

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