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This is a discussion on Cataracts within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by OldVet I thought you were six. Like I always say...."You can't avoid growing old, but you can be immature forever.."...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I thought you were six.
    Like I always say...."You can't avoid growing old, but you can be immature forever.."
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Last words my colonoscopy doctor said...
    Letís get this behind us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    The procedure is set for tomorrow AM. The anxiety has already begun. Hopefully it will be--Here's looking at you! <img src="https://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/images/smilies/vol_1/bier.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Bier" class="inlineimg" />
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    The procedure is set for tomorrow AM. The anxiety has already begun. Hopefully it will be--Here's looking at you!
    By this time Monday you will "see" how great it is AND you get those COOL Ray Charles glasses!!!!!!!!!
    Do the drops religiously.
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    Had cataract surgery 6 days ago. Still getting used to the new vision. Good far vision. Reading glasses for reading and computer work.

    While I was apprehensive, they give you a nice dose of good stuff to take away that apprehension. Your eyes will be numbed and all you will see is a bright light with some movement. No pain or even pressure. Drops are not a big deal.

    I have astigmatism and this has been minimized by the use of Torvic lenses.

    What is interesting is while kaiser will cover cataract surgery they consider the Torvic lenses, which will correct astigmatism and provide correction (in my case) for far vision without the need for prescription glasses a cosmetic item and not covered. They seem to say correcting vision to eliminate the need for glasses is cosmetic.
    Hummmmm, whoever concocted that has never worn glasses, or values vision.

    Next up: I have $280.00 available for glasses. I tried to get them to replace uncorrected lenses in my now useless prescription sun glasses. Nope! they will only use this $$ for prescription glasses. Even though as many have stated I find myself more light sensitive and need sun glasses for most outside activities.

    The logic of insurance co can be mind boggling.

    I am fortunate I could afford the $2400.00 for the Torvic lenses. Unfortunately many others will be held to half measures and expensive prescription glasses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewSam View Post
    I am fortunate I could afford the $2400.00 for the Torvic lenses. Unfortunately many others will be held to half measures and expensive prescription glasses.
    I was fortunate my company provided cadillac insurance and the lenses didn't cost me a dime.
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    Anyone know how OV is doing?? I heard he hasn't been adding and erasing names to his list today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneGunTX View Post
    Anyone know how OV is doing?? I heard he hasn't been adding and erasing names to his list today.
    Sheer rumors. I can do that blindfolded. Doc appointment later.
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    Okay, procedure over and follow-up appointment done. All went well, once I got past the 5 minutes looking for a vein to stick. I told the young lady she was about to hit my freak-out button and to get it on the first try. "Oh, no pressure there," she said, but she got it on the first stab.

    The actual remove & replace took barely five minutes. Hardly long enough to get a good buzz on. A shot of pre-op bourbon would have been better.

    So far, bright light give my eye an ice-cream headache. Still a bit blurry, as was forewarned, but I passed the eye chart today with flying colors--which are much brighter now. Now everything looks yellowish through my left eye. Other than some slight irritation, she said all looked good. I asked about shooting again; next week was the answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Okay, procedure over and follow-up appointment done. All went well, once I got past the 5 minutes looking for a vein to stick. I told the young lady she was about to hit my freak-out button and to get it on the first try. "Oh, no pressure there," she said, but she got it on the first stab.

    The actual remove & replace took barely five minutes. Hardly long enough to get a good buzz on. A shot of pre-op bourbon would have been better.

    So far, bright light give my eye an ice-cream headache. Still a bit blurry, as was forewarned, but I passed the eye chart today with flying colors--which are much brighter now. Now everything looks yellowish through my left eye. Other than some slight irritation, she said all looked good. I asked about shooting again; next week was the answer.
    You mean you shoot with your eyes open? I've been doing it all wrong.

    Glad it went well. The difference between the two eyes will be night and day until you get the second one done.
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    They say if you live long enough, you develop cataracts. Had both done. Very simple and painless.

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    Glad things went well, OV. I'm thinking my turn is coming up; keep cleaning my glasses and it doesn't help.
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    My M in Law thought that we bought a brand new TV.
    She couldn't believe the difference in clarity and the vivid colors.

    Folks should wear UV Blocking sunglasses even when the weather is overcast.
    Ultraviolet light accelerates deterioration.
    Those "Tac Glasses" (as seen on TV! block more UV than my Ray-Ban $unglasses.)
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    Congratulations, OV. The second is easier. The clarity and color of your bourbon 🥃 will astound you after completion.
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