Eye Glasses are History!

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  1. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids and 1 Great-grandson!

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    I had cataract surgery yesterday on my right eye. And, I have the same surgery scheduled in two weeks for the left eye. The Post Op appointment was this morning and everything is A-OK. I even got a temporary contact for the left eye to use until the surgery in two weeks. So, I'm now eye glasses free! Except for the need for reading glasses for up close reading.

    What is really amazing to me is just how much whiter white is! Everything looks so dirty through my left eye now.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I used to wear glasses till 10 years ago when I had laser eye surgery. The freedom you feel without them is unbelievable.
    I am glad it went as planned with you and I wish the next one to go as good. Happy independence day. :)
     
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    The procedure must be a different for you in the us than it is here in the uk.. My mum had one done about 8 year ago, Even though she could see with the eye she had the op it were not clear, a little frosty for the first two weeks (completely healed within 6 weeks) she had to wear a Clear eye patch to stop dirt etc for at least 4 weeks.

    And my dad has Cataracts now and as a stubborn old fart he is, he turned the op down about six months ago. Personally I would of preferred he went ahead with it.

    But any how congrats on the Op, pleased it worked out for you and good look with the other.. :)
     
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    I personally never had any issues with my eyes but both my parents ware eyeglasses, so my future is looking bleak :p I will definitely opt to have corrective eye surgery over glasses. Glad your operation went well Dyre and good luck with the next one ;)
     
  5. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids and 1 Great-grandson!

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    There still is a period of adjustment but, for me, there is a small amount of blurriness but that's suppose to clear up over a week or so. I do have a regimen of eye drops that I have to use over the next two weeks.
     
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    Congratulations Dyre! I am very happy for you! :)
     
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    I have also often considered laser eye surgery, mainly on days when I'm annoyed at myself for forgetting my glasses and think how nice it would be if I didn't need them!
     
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    New ears and now new eyes... Are you turning Borg on us, or what?
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids and 1 Great-grandson!

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    Yes, and yes. ;)
     
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    I've consider this surgery in the past but that fact there a very small risk of losing your vision all together I think I'll stick with glasses.
    I also like the always on eye protection glasses provide, over the years they have saved me many a emergency room visit or worse like losing an eye.
    Sadly my daughters eyes are really bad likely has eye surgery in her future.
     
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    I am supposed to wear glasses as you guys know, but I hardly ever wear my glasses.
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids and 1 Great-grandson!

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    Got the second surgery yesterday and got a good report today in the first Post-Op exam. 20/20 now in both eyes.

    They don't recommend doing both eyes at the same time. At least the clinic where I went doesn't. There are three types of eye drops that they prescribe that provide for prevention against infection and then aid the healing process after the surgery.

    The only glasses I'll need now are for upclose small print reading. The reason this happens is that the natural lens of our eye changes shape in our younger years when we focus on things up close. The natural lens tends to harden with age...which is why reading glasses become needed as we get older. But, with cataract surgery, that same situation develops because the artificial lens doesn't change shape. So, it's not possible to re-focus on closer objects.

    For my own part, I can do just fine being at the computer without using any glasses at all. I've only used the readers for when print is really small.
     
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    Sounds like load of positives already, so just wait till the eyes are properly healed and focused..

    Pleased for you.
     
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    Good for you Dyre! All's well that ends well! :)
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids and 1 Great-grandson!

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    But, it's only getting started! :)
     
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    What are you going to have replaced next?
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids and 1 Great-grandson!

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    I could see about hair replacement. :)
     
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