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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Two weeks ago my wife and I went to get our eyes tested and get new glasses, and the optometrist wouldn't release my prescription.
She said I'm almost at the point to be declared legally blind and losing the ability to drive.
So, I finally said okay, I'll have my cataracts removed.
My consultation is the 31st and the first procedure shortly after that.

So how about some testimonies, good, bad, or ugly.
Painful?? Long recovery?? Helpful?? Harmful??
How say you??

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You'll see like a young man again. No pain at all and no recovery as such. Your eyes will be dilated to the max and it will take 24 hours plus to go back to normal. After that you'll see more clearly than you have in a great many years.

It is expensive and even more so if you get laser surgery done. That is the only downside of it. There are a few other threads here where we talked other members thru it when they had it done.



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2 months after my surgery I went back to open sights on a couple of rifles.

Colors brighter, better definition, ect.

Night vision a little different but, its better

2020 in both eyes, but need weak reading glasses.

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I am about ready to do the same, I have a trip to make next week and when I get back will start getting ready to have both done. good luck on yours.
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I had mine done three years ago. Standard lens in the left eye, and since I was a competitive shooter, my surgeon suggested a more expensive "multi-focal lens" in my right, (dominate) eye. I got it.

The right eye is 20/20, and after lazix surgery on the left eye, that one is 20/21. It did take a while to become accustomed to no longer needing glasses,(except for reading), but I easily acquire gun sights again, can distinguish a groundhog from anything else at way past 150yds, see the TV clearly from across the room, and well.... like Graybeard said, you see like a young man again.

Be sure to have your surgeon make out the paperwork so your driver license can get that restiction removed.

It will be worth it Bug, it really will.
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Wife's insurance paid for mine. Yes I do see much better. I still use reading glasses though.
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Well,
I feel much better about it now. You fellows are encouraging and I appreciate it.
I'm getting kinda tired at seeing everything through milk glass.

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HEII HAS OPEN BORDERS. taken from fox news

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Well,
I feel much better about it now. You fellows are encouraging and I appreciate it.
I'm getting kinda tired at seeing everything through milk glass.
The curse of farsighted.
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My wife had cataract surgery about 10 years ago.

Do it; no pain..no strain, and the payoff is great. You will be saying.."why didn't I do tis years ago?"

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I don't understand why people will go nearly blind before haveing a surgery that has become so commonplace and easy. My wife brother in law went until he was blind in one eye before he had it done last year. I guess I'm lucky so far, especially for my age. My exam late last year showed mine to still be small and so growing and not affecting my vision. When things start getting a little blurry I'll be right there in the doctor's office to get it done.
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