Can I wear a contact lens instead of having an IOL implanted?
SEP 28, 2015
I have a cataract and am thinking about having the lens removed without an IOL and just wearing a contact lens. I would wear a regular contact lens on the other eye as I don't have a cataract on the other eye and have 20/20 vision in that eye.
A very bad idea. There will be an image disparity due to having to wear a contact that will be around +15D. They may not even make them anymore and even if they do, your vision will likely result in different size objects from each eye. Also, eyes that are left without a lens implant have a much higher incidence of glaucoma over time. Lens implant is the only way to go here not to mention that you would be functionally blind when the contact is not in. They definitely do not make extended wear lenses in this huge power.