I had cataracts removed from both eyes the end of last year. One eye in November, the other in December.
I wore bifocals before and it got to the point I had to have more and more lights and get closer to my work to see anything.
After surgery I was 20/20 in distance and a little better in reading distance.
I found the procedure to be very uncomfortable but tolerable. After all, you are awake for part of it. I did have a number of floaters in one eye as a result of the surgery, but the Dr. removed most of the big ones with a laser and the others went away.
It's been 1 year now and everything is great. Distant vision is still 20/20 and still the same at reading distance.