Cataract Surgery and birdwatching

Subject: Cataract Surgery and birdwatching
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 10:06:25 +1100
On 15/12/2012 11:24 PM, Valentine, Peter wrote:
Hello everyone,
                I am looking for comment from listers who have had or know 
about cataract surgery outcomes and any effects on birdwatching capacity. I 
currently have excellent vision for my age but affected by cataracts. With the 
modern approach the natural lens is replaced by an artificial lens (bifocal or 
trifocal) and outcomes are good apparently. My main concern is will I retain 
good vision for birding, continue to be able to use the same binoculars and 
telescope. Any experience out there??

Peter Valentine

0427 634 136

Even though I was quite short sighted, I always used binoculars without my glasses.

My "cataract" lenses are slightly short sighted so I use glasses for driving, and I have reading glasses spotted around the house. No worries with binoculars, but LCD viewfinders on digital cameras are a pest as I need reading glasses to use them!

Brian Fleming

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