Will I be able to stop wearing glasses after my cataract surgery?

With cataract surgery, the natural lens (which has become hazy or cataractous) is replaced with an artificial lens. The lens chosen for the surgery will determine whether one is short-sighted or long-sighted after the surgery. Although doing away with glasses is not the primary goal of cataract surgery, we usually aim for people to have good day-to-day vision (even without glasses), although this is not always the case. Glasses are typically still required for reading or for tasks involving fine vision.