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close vision after cataract surgery

My close vision is fine without glasses, my distance vision is L-375, R-275.  I am concerned that I won't be able to read even a menu without reading glasses.  Is this true?
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You are nearsighted and should be able to see without glasses for close vision.  You  might need to move a reading menu a little closer to see but should be fine.  Please see you eyeMD to have your eyes checked to determine the best options for correcting your vision.
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Yes, it is true--but only if both eyes are corrected to plano (excellent distance vision).  If you chose "blended vision" (distance vision in dominant eye, intermediate vision in nondominant), you would probably be able to read most restaurant menus without readers.  With full monovision (distance vision in dominant eye, near vision in nondominant), you could probably read most print without glasses.  But many people cannot adjust to full monovision, and it would be best to try this type of correction with contacts before you do it with implants.

You are wise to be raising this issue before cataract surgery.  Many people with mild/moderate myopia are very distressed by their loss of clear near vision post cataract surgery (although they love their excellent distance vision).  Be sure to discuss your options with your surgeon so that you can choose what would work best for you and avoid surprises.
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