Helpful Tips

If your cataract surgery is delayed, there are some techniques which will help you make the most of the vision you have.

  • For close work, try using an angle poise lamp to direct light onto whatever you are looking at. This should make it easier to read and work.
  • Drawing curtains to block out other sources of light also helps.
  • Grey Polaroid lenses help reduce the glare from artificial light in offices, shopping centres and supermarkets, but check that this will help you before you buy. (High Street opticians will often let you try these free).
  • Changing the contrast settings of a computer and enlarging text will also help. Many find black on yellow provides the best contrast.