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Can I see clearly without a lens?

No, the eye cannot focus properly without a lens. Thick eyeglasses, a contact lens or an intraocular lens must be substituted to restore the eye’s focusing power. Because an IOL is a permanent replacement for the natural lens, it is used in the majority of all cataract surgery patients. The IOL provides better vision than thick eyeglasses do, and it is much more convenient than a contact lens because it doesn’t have to be taken on and off the eye.

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