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Old 11-15-2010, 12:04 PM   #21
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I should've clarified that wanting both eyes set to distance is just my feeling. The Dr. might convince me to set the other one close, but somehow I seem to want to have 2 eyes seeing rather than a one or the other kind of thing.

Both eyes will be seeing .One eye will see distance a little better and one eye will see close a little better but the medium range that you use the most will be in both eyes .
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:06 PM   #22
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I went to the doctor today for the last tests before my surgery. After all the tests I decided to go with the astigmatism correcting lens in my left eye (test show moderate astigmatism there) and the mono lens in the right eye (very mild astigmatism that may be even better after the surgery). My doctor seems to think that this is the best solution for me.

Surgery is scheduled for Dec. 9th. I wish I could have it tomorrow! I don't want to go thru it, but now that it is looming I just want to get it over. I am also very tired of not being able to see!

The idea of being able to see without glasses is growing on me. Thanks for all the encouragement that I have received from the forum members. All the comments helped to make the decision a llittle easier. Keep your fingers crossed that it all goes well for me.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:22 PM   #23
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:44 PM   #24
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Good Luck with your surgery .As surgery goes it is the easiest I ever had !
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I got the Restor lenses and AK (astimatic keratotomy - an incision around part of the cornea) to correct the astigmatism. This was June 2005. It worked great! Would I do it again? In a heartbeat.

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Old 12-12-2010, 03:28 PM   #26
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i just wanted to give everyone an update on my catarct surgery. I had my first eye done on Dec. 9th. I got the astigmatism correcting lens and I have to say that I am truly amazed at the results. I don't think I have ever had such great vision and this is only the third day after surgery. I get the second eye done next Wednesday.

As everyone here knows, I was very apprehensive about the surgeries. It was so easy. The young lady who checked me in at the surgery center told me that she could always tell the people who were coming in for surgery on the first eye because they were a little apprehensive and maybe even a little down. She said when they come back for the second eye they are laughing, joking, and just eager to get it over with. I know that's how I am going to be. The results are just wonderful. I can't believe I was so blind!
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Great news! I was also amazed when I got one eye done a year ago. After a year with the astigmatism correcting lens, there are still times when I go "Wow, I can see that". The best part is you didn't just get rid of a cataract, but a lifetime of astigmatism. Good luck with the second surgery.
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I just had my second eye done. Very pleased. 20-25 in one eye and 20-35 in the other so I have from about two feet to infinity covered.

Just amazing surgery, especially for those of us with poor eyesight. It's like getting a reprieve from God.

Glad yours has worked out...
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