|Forum topic by Joe Lyddon||posted 09-14-2013 04:50 AM||1615 views||0 times favorited||48 replies|
09-14-2013 04:50 AM
I can SEE!
OK, you ask… So What?
First of all, a Cataract is an abnormality that forms on the Lens inside the eyeball… Once you get them, glasses will NOT solve the problem… The only solution is to replace the Lens inside the eye… They have been doing this for many years and, according to my Dr., there was only a 1% chance there could be a problem. 99% chance of NO Problem.
Well, I have been wearing glasses since the 7th grade (and should have started earlier)...
1. Get rid of the Cataracts.
2. Get Distance Vision corrected.
3. Get Astigmatism corrected.
The normal replacement lens takes care of #’s 1 & 2 BUT, does NOT correct the Astigmatism, forcing you to still need glasses to correct it… There is a Special lens available that also corrects the Astigmatism! It’s called a TORIC lens… $1,200 per eye… it does it!
Near, close-up vision is NOT corrected, requiring Reading glasses, that I will be using.
There is a lens that does it all… it’s called a ReSTOR lens… $1,900 per eye… It will correct Everything, Close to Far, but don’t know about the Astigmatism… I did not consider this lens.
By the looks of it, I can see down to about 24” away without glasses in Right eye; the real close-up to be corrected with reading glasses. (OK with me!) I think I will be able to drive without any glasses!
Everything from ~24” to infinity is VERY CLEAR and SHARP! I CAN SEE! WITHOUT GLASSES!
I can hardly wait to get the Left eye done!
I will be getting the Standard lens in Left eye as soon as I can get it!! Insurance covers it 100%.
I do NOT have Astigmatism in the left eye, so the Standard lens will work just FINE Correcting #’s 1 and 2 above…. leaving only the Close-up vision to be corrected with reading glasses.
This is just AWESOME!
And the nice thing, I guess, is that MY OLD GLASSES just mess up my total vision; therefore, they are NOW USELESS JUNK!! Whoopeee!! Never to be worn by me ever again!
Right now, in looking at the computer screen, I can do it TWO WAYS…
1. Close my right eye, using my Cataract ridden Left eye, getting super close to the screen.
2. Using a large magnifying glass! It’s amazing… The clear vision I get from the Right eye, overpowers my brain in seeing from my Left eye… and all of it is nice & clear! (BUT, it takes my extra hand to Hold It! LOL )
I find myself switching back & forth (like when typing), etc. More FUN!
Crazy thing… I used to take OFF my glasses to easily see the computer screen & then, put my glasses ON to see the TV, across the room…
Just thought you’d be interested in my Cataract eye correction experience…
NO PAIN or STRAIN! ... Just a lot of Drops and taping on a Shield (to be used for 1 month) for sleeping!
If you have questions about my experience, feel free to ask them… I will do my best to answer them.
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