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Contact lenses after Cataract surgery?

My question is, is it possible/advisable to wear soft contacts after cataract surgery?  I am a serious boater; I need good distance vision and glasses are just not acceptable on the water.

In the past several months I have had Crystalens inserted, and both eyes were subsequently YAG'd.  The result is the exact opposite of what I had hoped: I can read everything, but anything over 20 ft away starts getting fuzzy.  I can drive, but I have trouble reading street signs. (Fortunately I usually go where I know where I am!) After the first YAG the surgeon suggested getting a "cheap pair" of "temporary" glasses for driving.  After the second YAG he said nothing.  

Before surgery I used soft contacts on the water for over 25 years (could not use them all the time as I needed bifocals & had some astigmatism); and I was hoping to at least have good distance vision on the water and just use reading glasses  if necessary.  Now I have the opposite.   The surgeon has been  reluctant to discuss this whole problem, so I have to  make another appointment explicitly about  this issue -- or just consult someone else.   Before I do this  I'd like to have some idea whether  contacts are even feasible now, as it seems that most people use glasses after surgery.
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Yes it is possible to wear contacts after cataract surgery.

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