Doctors may prescribe eyeglasses or contacts for people who have had cataract surgery to correct their vision after surgery. People who did not receive an intraocular transplant during cataract surgery need to correct their vision with glasses for reading and for close work.
Depending on the extent of their vision problems, people may need reading glasses, bifocals or progressive addition lenses after cataract surgery. People who still suffer from vision problems following cataract surgery may also need cataract surgery on the other eye. Doctors may perform a laser capsulotomy to allow light through for those who have bad vision after surgery due to secondary cataracts.