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Gypsy 06-08-2020 15:50

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Originally Posted by PRB (Post 659537)
You are getting new lenses...think of a M&N candy....the hard shell is your lens now...they remove the chocolate and replace it with a lens with little wings that hold it in place.....I have 20/20 vision but that depends upon the Guy working up the lens make up.
The only after effect is a haloing during nite driving...and your nite vision will not be as acute...obviously that lens can't adapt as your normal one can....I'm good with it tho and you can adapt to it.

Roger that!

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Originally Posted by Trapper John (Post 659543)
Good luck Gypsy! XO had repair of a macular hole. Piece of cake amd she has zero pain tolerance too. Best wishes for a fast recovery.:D

Yowsa! Glad she is good, thanks for the wishes!

fred111 06-09-2020 04:45

I had both eyes done a few years ago. Medicare will pay for "normal" lenses. Corrective lenses, which I got, cost a little extra. The lenses corrected nearsightedness and astigmatism. My surgeon also did a "laser tune-up" at the same time. My sight is 20/20. No "haloing" at night and no problems at all.

I recommend you look at all the options available. Once the new lenses are in, it is much more difficult to take them out and change them.

Good luck.

Gypsy 06-09-2020 14:26

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Originally Posted by fred111 (Post 659589)
I had both eyes done a few years ago. Medicare will pay for "normal" lenses. Corrective lenses, which I got, cost a little extra. The lenses corrected nearsightedness and astigmatism. My surgeon also did a "laser tune-up" at the same time. My sight is 20/20. No "haloing" at night and no problems at all.

I recommend you look at all the options available. Once the new lenses are in, it is much more difficult to take them out and change them.

Good luck.

I have been experiencing the haloing...thanks for the advice!

mark46th 06-10-2020 08:58

I had an astigmatism, too. the lenses corrected it. My doctor said he used to put one lens in for distance, one for close up but no one could pass the DMV eye test with both eyes! So, both are for distance but I can read with no problem.

Badger52 06-10-2020 10:39

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Originally Posted by mark46th (Post 659627)
I had an astigmatism, too. the lenses corrected it. My doctor said he used to put one lens in for distance, one for close up but no one could pass the DMV eye test with both eyes!

That's a funny story. Given the circumstances under which I shoot with both eyes open that would've gotten interesting, maybe.
:)

Gypsy 06-10-2020 15:17

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Originally Posted by mark46th (Post 659627)
I had an astigmatism, too. the lenses corrected it. My doctor said he used to put one lens in for distance, one for close up but no one could pass the DMV eye test with both eyes! So, both are for distance but I can read with no problem.

Met with the surgeon today for a pre-exam. I am definitely more at ease with everything.

Evidently my astigmatism isn't really all that bad so he will use lenses to correct vision for distance and if I need to i can use cheaters to read. I'm good with that plan especially from a financial copay perspective,

Waiting for the scheduler to call to set me up, game plan is the week of 29 June.

tonyz 06-10-2020 16:45

Hoping that this procedure goes smoothly for you and that you experience minimal anxiety, no pain and no post procedure issues.

Gypsy 06-11-2020 16:10

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Originally Posted by tonyz (Post 659646)
Hoping that this procedure goes smoothly for you and that you experience minimal anxiety, no pain and no post procedure issues.

Thanks! They told me I'll get drugs...it will all be good! :D

Guymullins 06-23-2020 02:54

I have just had both eyes done. Very little discomfort and the results were OK, not brilliant, however my surgery was done before bigger problems arose.
After the job was done, the optometrist found a macular problem, and said I should get it fixed before I had spectacles made. Went back to the eye clinic and the original Doc said it was a common problem easily solved with an injection into the eye.
This was one of the most painful things I have ever experienced and it made black floaters in the vision of that eye that have not gone away, despite the Doc saying they will after a few days. It is now months later.
Good luck.

bblhead672 06-23-2020 11:46

I had both eyes done a few years ago by a doctor in Illinois. The procedure itself wasn't too bad.

Unfortunately, my doctor did a poor job removing all of the lens affected by cataracts, resulting in still having "corona" around lights at night.

Overall sight improved, except at night.

Hope your procedure goes well.

Gypsy 06-23-2020 15:52

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Originally Posted by Guymullins (Post 659991)
I have just had both eyes done. Very little discomfort and the results were OK, not brilliant, however my surgery was done before bigger problems arose.
After the job was done, the optometrist found a macular problem, and said I should get it fixed before I had spectacles made. Went back to the eye clinic and the original Doc said it was a common problem easily solved with an injection into the eye.
This was one of the most painful things I have ever experienced and it made black floaters in the vision of that eye that have not gone away, despite the Doc saying they will after a few days. It is now months later.
Good luck.

Oh my goodness I wonder if you should see another eye doctor? I do hope it will improve.

bblhead672 I am scheduled at the Wheaton Eye Clinic, one of the best. It's a tad more expensive (about 3300.00 out of pocket for both eyes due to a high deductible :eek:) but...it's my eyes.

That said I have been working a reduced work schedule for 3 months with at least another month in sight unfortunately so I may have to push the procedure until after the first of the year. Doesn't make me happy but it is what it is for now.

Trapper John 06-24-2020 07:36

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Originally Posted by Guymullins (Post 659991)
I have just had both eyes done. Very little discomfort and the results were OK, not brilliant, however my surgery was done before bigger problems arose.
After the job was done, the optometrist found a macular problem, and said I should get it fixed before I had spectacles made. Went back to the eye clinic and the original Doc said it was a common problem easily solved with an injection into the eye.
This was one of the most painful things I have ever experienced and it made black floaters in the vision of that eye that have not gone away, despite the Doc saying they will after a few days. It is now months later.
Good luck.

Guy this is NOT normal! Report this to a different ophthalmologist and report results back here ASAP!!

Gypsy 06-27-2020 15:54

Well decided to dip into some funds and get this done, I'm tired of blurry vision and not being able to read clearly.

Left eye will be done 6/29 and right eye on 7/14.

Will report in with my experience. :lifter

Badger52 06-28-2020 04:14

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Originally Posted by Gypsy (Post 660148)
Well decided to dip into some funds and get this done, I'm tired of blurry vision and not being able to read clearly.

Left eye will be done 6/29 and right eye on 7/14.

Will report in with my experience. :lifter

All the best. You should sail through this. :)

Sohei 06-28-2020 06:49

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Originally Posted by Gypsy (Post 660148)
Well decided to dip into some funds and get this done, I'm tired of blurry vision and not being able to read clearly.

Left eye will be done 6/29 and right eye on 7/14.

Will report in with my experience. :lifter

I'll certainly be praying for "excellent" results!


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