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What is the level of your vision with glasses?
What types of activities are you not able to do because of your current vision?Driving? Reading? other hobbies?
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Cataract surgery has change dramatically over the last few years and is very safe. With every procedure, you must weigh the risk and benefits of the procedure.
If you see 20/20, then the potential benefit to improve your vision further is lower versus if your vision is 20/80 or so.
Other factors that come into play regarding the timing of surgery has to do with health insurance. Medicare has adopted certain guidelines that helps decide when a cataract is bad enough. Many other insurances follow medicare guidelines as well. The vision is usually 20/40 worse to qualify for surgery.
Vision alone does not tell you how bad things are. There are other tests your doctor can do to justify the surgery. 20/30 in your case is borderline. It does sound as if you may benefit from surgery.
You may benefit from a second opinion if you don't agree with your current doctor.
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