Old Eyes Question,

Oka

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Casey
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I am getting Cataract surgery next month. My eyes were 20/20 until the cataract on the right eye, so the question. Has anyone ever had the bifocal lens inter-ocular lens inserted versus just the regular lens. I am ok with reading glasses, but curious those who have had this procedule done, any advice comments?

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Henry W

HenryW
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Have not - but I do have one 'normal' implanted lens (had a unilateral cataract due to injury).
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My contact prescription has one eye focussed on distance, and the other on close-up. Dr said some people can't get used to it, but I had no trouble, nor did my wife.
 

Phil S

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Phil Soper
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My late wife had that done some 15 years ago. We had to pay an upcharge but she loved not having to use reading glasses.
 
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cliff56

cliff
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Had it done in feb this year did the upgrade for no more glasses a little costly for the upgrade but no regrets would do again very pleased
 
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Keye

Keye
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My wife spent $6,000 on her eye surgery. The sell pitch for the premium choice was she would never have to wear any kind of glasses. She needs reading glasses now.
 
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tvrgeek

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My Dr. recommended not. I have both stigmatism and prism, so even though I am 20-20 past 5 feet, I still wear bi-focals and 3 different strength of reading glasses. Remember, after the implant, you can't dynamically focus, so reading is a fixed length. Period. A real pain, but far better than not seeing.

I paid the extra for the laser rather than the scalpel version. A little less risk.

Get ready for a drastic change in color. What you think was white is not even close. With one eye done, you will see an increasable difference. For me, a lot changed as I was over 9 diopters nearsighted, so spatial relations changed. You won't have that.

Well, having worn glasses all my life has probably saved my vision more than once, so I guess it all works out.
 
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McRabbet

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I just had standard cataract surgery on both eyes which gave me 20/20 in left and 20/25 in right eye. Since I've worn bifocals for most of my 78 years and have some astigmatism, I opted for bifocals again and I am very pleased. Got transition lenses since I spend a good deal of time outdoors (but they don't work when driving since the windshield on my Camry has UV blocking). I have pair of plain sunglasses that I can wear in that case.
 
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tvrgeek

Scott
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Got to have those plain sunglasses as polarized are useless in a lot of cars. Can't see a Garmin screen, can't see the display in a Mini. LCD and Gas Florecent are polarized!
 

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