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My husband had his done, and was able to see great right after.  He only
had long distance, but doesn't need glasses at all for distance or close
up.  I guess down the road, he could need reading glasses, but it's been
over two years and still can see great.  Holly Butlett
On Aug 10, 2016 4:04 PM, "Brie Dodson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Linda - Yes, both eyes done. One near, one far. Led to multiple disastrous
> vision "incidents," but beyond that, to an extremely poor quality of vision
> overall. No number of years of "adjusting" helped. We tried to talk both
> family members out of it both times, especially the second time; but the
> eye doctor said, "The brain adjusts ..." and they believed him over us.
> That was their choice, but I cannot possibly recommend it. The results were
> horrid. And dangerous. B
>
> On Aug 10, 2016, at 05:51 PM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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> OH, here is a point of confusion for me. .. Linny, are you thinking of
> having just one eye done? and leaving the other as is?
> That is the way I read it, when you wrote "specifically in the right
> eye".  So which near or far lens do you choose for that one eye?
>
>
> Brie: Are you saying your family members had BOTH eyes are done, and one
> with distance and one with up close lenses - Yes, I've also heard that is
> not satisfactory (from others).
>
> Best,
> Linda
>
>
> ___________________________
> Linda M. Feltner Artist, LLC
> Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, President
> (520) 803-0538
> www.lindafeltner.com
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> On Aug 10, 2016, at 2:41 PM, Brie Dodson wrote:
>
> My advice from family members' experience (not my own): Do not, DO NOT
> allow the "one close, one far" procedure! I can't stress that enough! It
> resulted in crappy vision for two of my family members, even after many
> years of "adjusting." If it were me, I'd put the priority on the close-up
> vision. I'm like you in having enjoyed that beautiful, razor-sharp
> naked-eye vision. (I'm in my '50s still.) You can't get that with an
> external lens. Distance vision is easily correctable and not nearly so
> demanding. B
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 10, 2016, at 4:53 PM, Linda Heagy <[log in to unmask]
> <[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>
>
> Hi everyone. I have been a member for some years now but rarely take part
> in the discussions although I have enjoyed and benefited from your great
> comments.
>
> To fill you in on my background, I am 70 years old. Been a professional
> artist my whole life. I started out as a Fashion Illustrator, Graphic
> Designer, Art Director and Creative Director. Helped a friend establish
> Houragency Inc. (an ad agency in Ithaca, N.Y, back in the ‘70’s),  then
> moved to Florida where I had my own Creative Studio in Coral Gables, FL.
>
> Moved to Texas for a position as Art Director at Neiman Marcus in Dallas.
> Then left Advertising profession to pursue a Horticultural degree and
> eventually became a scientific botanical illustrator and designer of
> Floras.
>
> Now, to my main reason for contacting my fellow members.
> I have always had keen vision up-close but used glasses to see far away.
> However, now I use reading glasses on my up-close work and for reading fine
> print.
>
> At 70 I (like many others my age) have cataracts developing. Specifically
> in my right eye. My Doctor is telling me I need the surgery to remove
> cataract and replace with a lenses and is asking me would I prefer one to
> see far away or one to see close.  As artists, you know my answer would be
> BOTH!
>
> As artists, would not the logical answer be BOTH lenses: One for far away
> and one for up close. My doctor says they can put in both but Medicare and
> my supplemental insurance will not pay or the 2nd lens.
>
>
>
> *Question to you out there who have had the surgery and the same natural
> close up vision: *
> How much was the cost of the second lens?
>
> Did the surgery successfully work for both up close and far away vision?
>
> Was there an adjustment time?
>
> Any other comments to share with me that might be helpful re: this
> discussion?
>
> Linny Heagy
> DBA: Linny/Designer, Illustrator
> Arlington, TX
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