|Review by JohnnyB||posted 09-10-2013 03:50 AM||2577 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
So what do lens implants have to do with woodworking? That’s easy to answer with another question. What does good vision have to do with woodworking? At age 69, I have had cataract surgery and lens implants for both eyes, and the improvement in my vision has been amazing. Dang cataracts sneak up on you. I was having trouble reading the graduations on my rules. Things looked hazy, and cleaning my glasses did not help. Driving was becoming problematic. In the shop, sometimes I wasn’t sure the bandsaw blade had stopped moving. Now I can read the 64th divisions, and when I sand, I can see where it needs more. It is easier now to saw to the line because I can see the line. I can discriminate colors better. When I got the first eye done, I was blown away by the bright colors, and my vision was improved from 20/200 to about 20/30. I still wear trifocals for eye protection as well as for close and medium range work. My ophthalmologist detailed the possible bad outcomes, but the risks seemed small compared to the expected improvement in vision. I can’t remember ever seeing this well!
(The heading automatically throws up the manufacturer’s name, but this review is not of a specific make of lens implant. I happen to have received Alcon implants. Also, the illustration is not meant to represent any particular brand, I just grabbed it off the Web.)
-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.