“Before my cataract surgery, I used to be able to read without glasses?!”
If you are someone who can/could read without glasses before cataract surgery. Your vision will be flipped up-side-down. Instead of having good uncorrected close vision… your distance vision will be good uncorrected after cataract surgery.
This is a common point of anxiety of folks that think something is wrong.
Although this reversal is always well discussed by eye care provider teams, folks are still always shocked how poor that their close vision is after cataract surgery. This is due both to the power change but also can be due to larger pupils post-surgery which change the optics of your eye.