• Will my prescription need to be changed every two years following cataract surgery or will they stay the same with the plastic lens?


    Question:

    Will my prescription need to be changed every two years following cataract surgery or will they stay the same with the plastic lens?


    Answer:

    I assume you are using the term “plastic lens” to refer to your intraocular lens (IOL) implants. Typically, your eyeglasses prescription will not change very often or very much once it stabilizes following your cataract surgery. As you know, many people never need eyeglasses again after cataract surgery. Should you experience frequent changes in your eyeglasses needs after cataract surgery, I think you need to talk to your ophthalmologist.


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