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Old 04-08-2024, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Don in Austin View Post
I am 78 years old. You don't need special lenses to be able to throw away your glasses. My eye doctor told me I would not be happy with the near/close lenses. So I got a lens for my left eye for close up and a lens for the right eye for distance. There should be no extra cost for this with medicare. I am not wearing glasses as I type this. The text on my laptop is perfectly sharp. I am also more than fine to drive without glasses. Interestingly as worthless as the left eye is for distance vision with the right eye closed, it still contributes to distance vision somewhat. Similarly the right eye worthless on its own for close up contributes to what the left eye does up close.

I have bifocals but they are to get the ultimate last few percent of my vision potential and I could function quite reasonably without them. I went a step further with the bifocals with one side "reading" optimized for super close, the other side for 2-3 feet away like instrument cluster on my car.

I have no idea why everybody does not use this option.
I’ve only heard adjusting to the different eye function, ie distance viewing, is hard for someone y age. My wife did it for years with contacts so he recommended this option and we opted for a little more expensive distance lens than Medicare would pay for 10 yrs or so ago.

Old 04-12-2024, 03:46 AM
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I had cataracts when I was only 12 years old in both eyes. Had to have my lenses surgically removed and replaced. I was too young to comprehend the importance of lense selection, so they made my left eye near sighted and right eye far sighted. Without glasses I'm not 20/20 but can see mostly well however prefer not to drive without glasses. With glasses I have 20/20 vision.
Old 04-20-2024, 08:59 PM
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Op, I had cataract removal, lens replacement and a stignatism fixed about 1 1/2 years ago. ( both eyes) I could not see well enough to drive safely with glasses at night before surgery. I have 20/20 in both eyes now. I did pay $2500 extra per eye for premium lens. I let my doctor pick the lens. I drive a lot and now a lot at night. Medicare paid all but the $5k. I do not have any halos while night driving and do not use glasses for up close or distance. Highly recommend the procedure.
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