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All I did, was go in for new glasses.........

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Now I have to go and visit the ophthalologist and have cataracts removed.  So, I'll go in and have the op check me out and see what needs to be done.

 

I already looked up this subject that had been discussed before in the forums.  Good info to refer to..  My husband will have his initial doctor visit,  4 days later, so we'll both be getting this done.  Should be interesting.

 

So here we go with more doctor visits. LOL.  You should see our calendar.

 

Oh my.

 

 To clarify:  the initial visits for each of us is 4 days apart, not the scheduled surgery.

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Re: All I did, was go in for new glasses.........

Well that is why we make our yearly exams.

 

If both of you are having the surgury I would personally schedule more than 4 days apart.  

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Re: All I did, was go in for new glasses.........


@mimomof4 wrote:

Well that is why we make our yearly exams.

 

If both of you are having the surgury I would personally schedule more than 4 days apart.  


The 4 days apart, @mimomof4, is just the initial visit to the doctor, not the surgery iitself. I should have been more clear on that point.

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Re: All I did, was go in for new glasses.........

it stinks getting old....

 

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Re: All I did, was go in for new glasses.........

When my husband had his cataracts "done", I was his driver for the procedure and his follow up Doctor visit. 

 

Please check that 4 days is enough time between your procedures. Between the drops and the adjustment from the surgery, he was not doing much driving in the beginning.

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Re: All I did, was go in for new glasses.........

I had mine done 1-1/2 years ago.  They will do each of your eyes 2 weeks or more apart.  You will have options as far as the type of lenses they use for the replacements.  I opted for the expensive multi-focal ones, but you can get the standard single focus lenses.....you will just need to wear glasses some of the time.  You'll be surprised how much brighter and more colorful the world is!

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Re: All I did, was go in for new glasses.........

Cataract surgery is one of the wonders of our time.  It wasn't all that long ago that blindness and poor eyesight as thought to be just a natural part of being old.  

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Re: All I did, was go in for new glasses.........

Yeah, someone has to be able to see without the double vision in order to apply the drops in the correct place.

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Nothing but love for you @qualitygal. Enough already! Smiley Happy
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Re: All I did, was go in for new glasses.........

@qualitygal

 

You DO know you have a CHOICE, don't you?

 

You don't HAVE to have it done....

 

This surgery is MOSTLY optional