i went for a routine eye exam, the optometrist informed me i had cataracts in both eyes. i was given a referral to see an opthamologist. the opthamologist recommended surgery in both eye, told me about mono and said i might not need glasses if i got reading and far implants (which was a lie), he told me that would take care of my inability to focus. i asked him one question, with glasses will i be able to see like i do now and he said yes (another lie). Now after surgery, he gives me a prescription. When the glasses arrive, that is when i found out what progressives are. He didn't explain to me about progressive lenses and what they were. I hate them, i can't get used to them. My vision before was fine to me, now i'm struggling with this lenses. i have gotten 3 single vision lenses for far, intermediate and for near. When i use the far, i can't write because i look down and can't see. With intermediate, i can't see far or near, just intermediate. i was really upset and called him explaining he didn't tell me glasses were not like the single vision i use. Now i am reading more about it, i began to question why the surgery was done in the first place, i attained 20/20 on both eyes with glasses, i had no issue with glare or nighttime driving, i didn't even know i had cataract. Now my house is littered with specs everywhere i even struggle to do things as simple as shaving. I read that cataract can be taken out anytime so legally my surgeon is in the clear, but ethically he shouldn't have. my eyes were worth more than any amount, i'm only 27 now and that is all i think about. i regret doing it, how can i cope with this, i don't even know if i'll be able to see good enough in nursing school. Are there any side effects that might develop as i grow older? when i asked him about how i got it, he asked me some basic questions (Diabetes, eye trauma) and when the answers were no, he said there was no way he could know how i got it since i was born outside the country. Is this true?