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Old 01-15-2015, 07:33 PM
 
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my far away vision is not that bad; my reading vision is horrible 3.75. I have cataracts in both eyes; age 62 female. Surgery is in March and I am still debating type of Lens....I really care about my close up and mid range vision more (we have a 60 inch TV so far away is not a problem if I need glasses to only drive, no big deal.....I wear monovision contact lens now; right eye is reading; left is far away. but now that cataracts are much worse, those don't help either. Suggestions or comments, fellow bloggers???? I'm really confused over this one...
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:56 PM
 
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If you can afford it, they make bifocal replacement lens. Medicare doesn't cover them so I got the standard deal - good for mid-range and driving, need bifocals to read a book, label, etc. A friend got the expensive ones, I believe she said $2K per eye?. She was not happy initially with the result but over a few motnhs, it all cleared up. Maybe she had trouble adjusting to them? I was instantly happy when I woke up.

It's the easiest surgery I've ever had! Wrote a thread about it some years ago.
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:08 AM
 
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If you can afford it, they make bifocal replacement lens. Medicare doesn't cover them so I got the standard deal - good for mid-range and driving, need bifocals to read a book, label, etc. A friend got the expensive ones, I believe she said $2K per eye?. She was not happy initially with the result but over a few motnhs, it all cleared up. Maybe she had trouble adjusting to them? I was instantly happy when I woke up.

It's the easiest surgery I've ever had! Wrote a thread about it some years ago.
thanks for the tip!! I did hear maybe $2,000 per eye. I'm willing to do that while I am still working....my mid range and close up are very important to me.....any other suggestions from anyone or comments???? thanks much !!!
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:38 AM
 
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my far away vision is not that bad; my reading vision is horrible 3.75. I have cataracts in both eyes; age 62 female. Surgery is in March and I am still debating type of Lens....I really care about my close up and mid range vision more (we have a 60 inch TV so far away is not a problem if I need glasses to only drive, no big deal.....I wear monovision contact lens now; right eye is reading; left is far away. but now that cataracts are much worse, those don't help either. Suggestions or comments, fellow bloggers???? I'm really confused over this one...
Cataracts are signs that other problems are chronic in nature happening in your body involving advanced glycation end products. Just do a google search with that and cataracts to learn more about those. I would assume your chromium to zinc ratio may be off.
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