Yes, I guess with the implanted lenses, it's like contact lenses; I'm nearsighted and I've had correction with contacts and/or glasses for distance since I was in my early 30's but then when I was late 40's or early 50's, I began to have the age related issue with small print
so I was wearing cheater glasses for close up reading. I have many friends who have the monovision contact lenses; one for distance correction and the other for close up but I tried those lenses for awhile but never could get used to them.
About 6 years ago, I began to notice a change in my eyesight and felt that I could see better without contacts, so I began to only wear them when I was going to be driving (because I had a restriction on my license for corrective lenses). When it was time for my next annual eye exam, I had a new opthalmologist who asked me why I was wearing contact lenses. I told her that I'd been wearing glasses or contacts for distance for years and she said that I no longer needed them, sight in one eye was 20/20 and the other was almost 20/20; so she gave me a note to take to the DL office to have the restriction for corrective lenses removed from my drivers license. So, for a few years I needed no vision correction; then about 2 years ago I began noticing a big change and was told the cataracts had grown but they didn't need to be removed until I was ready. Last year I was given a rx for new glasses which I wear when I'm driving but they don't help a lot so I don't drive often, or very far. My vision has progressively gotten to the point this past year that I know it's time to get rid of the cataracts.
Zuzu, I'd forgotten about color perception improving after cataract removal; I think I remember a friend mentioning that after her cataract surgery!
Pirl, I haven't driven at night in 40 years due to the glare of headlights being a huge problem. I've had issues with glare for many, many years and I always wear dark sunglasses whenever I'm outside.