Cataracts diminish your vision and overall quality of life by clouding the eye’s natural lens. Everyone will develop cataracts eventually, but those with symptoms that affect their quality of life should consider cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery replaces the cloudy lens with an implant to clear up the patient’s vision. But, there are numerous benefits of this procedure that patients may not expect, including:
Freedom From Glasses
Cataract surgery provides a unique opportunity for patients to free themselves from their glasses prescription, as well as conditions like astigmatism and presbyopia. Around 98% of our patients are reduced to an insignificant glasses prescription after cataract surgery.
After having to wear glasses for decades, in many cases, patients have a new lease on life after the procedure. With a lens implant that includes your glasses prescription, you’ll be able to see clearly from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep – no bulky glasses or contacts required.
Return To Your Favorite Activities
As the natural lens of the eye clouds over with a cataract, it becomes more difficult to partake in activities like reading, watching movies, driving, sewing, photography, and various other hobbies. Cataract surgery restores vision so that you can return to your favorite activities, often with even better vision than you had before developing cataracts.
Prevent Falls and Injuries
Among the 65-and-older population, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death. What’s more, vision impairment more than doubles older adults’ risk of falling.
In restoring and enhancing your vision with a lens implant, cataract surgery can reduce your risk of falls and the resulting injuries. A 2012 study found that among Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with cataracts, cataract surgery decreased the risk of hip fracture by 16% (or 23% for participants with severe cataracts.