My vision was pretty good, even in recovery. I recall being able to see a large clock over 30 feet away and being able to tell the time. On the following day, I had my follow-up exam and was told I wont require glasses to drive. After my appointment, I went on a several hundred mile motorcycle ride to Punxsutawney. I missed the Groundhog day celebration, but celebrated my good vision and good health anyway. Vision is clearer with better color saturation and fewer artifacts like ghost images caused by the cataract.
If you have cataracts, get this routine procedure done sooner than later. It's painless and I think recovery is always easier when you're younger.