Graeme Chapman <>
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 19:58:25 +1100
Your doctor will ask you what sort of lenses you want put in, either to
optimise short or long sight. I didn't know you could get multifocal ones - I
don't like them in ordinary glasses, they affect my peripheral vision.
I have had replacement eye lenses to optimise long sight for about four years.
My right eye has 20/20 vision, the left one not so good because of another
problem. The main negative is that my eyes no longer tolerate glare - I have to
wear sunglasses whenever I'm out in bright light. My specialist said that
"everyone should wear sunglasses from the day they are born".
I also have a problem now with dry eyes and have to use Tears plus - fairly
common for older people apparently but I didn't have to before the operation.
Another problem I have is that my eyes are slightly out of collimation
(alignment). The specialist who did the op simply referred me to an
optometrist, but another doctor (friend) said that my right eyelid may have
been stretched during the operation (touch the eyelid lightly and the eyes line
My only advice is ask lots of questions and even though this is now considered
a simple procedure, all doctors are not equal. So the answer is I don't see
birds as well at a distance anymore, but perfectly well through binoculars or a
camera. I don't hear as well either!! We are all getting older.
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