Cataract surgery can improve your vision by replacing your clouded lens with an implant. Your new lens can give you clearer vision, but it can also benefit you in other ways. In this post, the team at the Laser Eye Center of Miami discusses how cataract surgery can improve your quality of life.
Enjoy Hobbies and Activities More
Good vision is critical to many hobbies and activities. Golf, tennis and many other sports require you to see both near and far accurately. If you have cataracts, you may have trouble competing at your usual level because of your impaired vision.
After cataract surgery, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite activities, and you’ll be less reliant on eyeglasses or contacts.
Safety While Driving
Impaired vision can be a serious danger while driving. If your vision prescription is frequently changing, you may not be able to keep up. Driving with reduced vision puts you and everyone else on the road at risk.
Cataracts can often cause poor night vision or glare, making night driving a particular concern. Getting cataract surgery can make you feel secure again if you need to drive after dark.
Read and Write More
If your close vision is impaired, it can make it difficult to read or look at a phone or computer screen. Fortunately, advances in intraocular lens implants give you several options when you undergo cataract surgery.
Multifocal lenses provide improved vision at all distances. Monovision lenses can also be used, which gives you good close vision in one eye and good far vision in the other eye. You’ll be able to quickly adjust from looking at far objects to close objects without needing to put on your reading glasses.
Improve Your Overall Health
Better vision means a better ability to live an active and healthy lifestyle. You’ll also get to spend more time socializing with your friends when you play sports or share hobbies.
You’ll also be at lower risk of accidents, such as falls that can cause serious injuries. Many falls happen when you don’t see an object in front of you, and better vision can play a big role in reducing these accidents. All of these factors could lead to improved health and a better quality of life.
If you’re ready to learn more about cataract surgery, schedule your consultation today. Contact the Laser Eye Center of Miami to schedule your appointment with one of our cataract surgeons.