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I wasn't pushed, as the ophthalmologist I see could understand my needs.
I'd suggest avoiding any that don't agree with wanting to stay
near-sighted.

bruce

On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 8:22 PM Chris Gralapp <[log in to unmask]>
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> This is really fascinating information--I know that eye docs like to
> implant an intraocular lens that will confer 20/20 vision without
> glasses--I have a friend who was being pushed in that direction.  She opted
> to stay nearsighted, and says that was the best plan.
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> On 5/1/2019 4:29 PM, Bruce Bartrug wrote:
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> Brie...
> I had the same situation, i.e., I was terribly near-sighted and didn't
> want to lose the ability to see near subjects.  Also, knowing and
> experiencing situations involving depth of field with a variety of
> photographic equipment, I was quite sure that it would be much easier to
> correct near vision for different working distances than it would be to
> correct distant vision to those same circumstances.  Besides two pairs of
> distant glasses for driving I also have a lens set corrected for computer
> monitor distance.  This pair also allows me to read to nearly my current
> near-sighted condition.  I also have a a pair of reading glasses to poke
> around in maps and similar.
>
> Olivia....
> Recovery from the surgery is very fast.  Next day, maybe two days at
> most.  However, after both eyes were done (the ophthalmologist didn't want
> to do both at the same time, as if there was some unexpected occurrence it
> might affect vision in both eyes....one of those 1 in 1million things that
> always happen to me), I had to wait a month to six weeks before she would
> prescribe and fit glasses for distance.  The reason being the eyes take
> some time to adjust to the surgery.  In my case I was sort of lucky, as I
> was almost exactly half as near-sighted as before the surgery, and therefor
> my old reading glasses were good for distance so I could drive....at least
> the store and post office.... and the ophthalmologist's office :).
>
> On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 5:42 PM olivia carlisle <
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>> Good Afternoon Bruce,
>>
>> Thank You, Thank You! Your guidance is going to be most helpful! Yea! I
>> do more artwork than I do driving, then more mid distance computer work. I
>> will discuss all of this with my doctor. How was your recovery time, etc?
>> Thank You again!
>>
>> C Olivia Carlisle
>> Scientific Illustration, Photographic Fine Art, Graphic Design
>> Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
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>> “Take Flight And Soar With Your Dreams”
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>> On May 1, 2019, at 4:16 PM, Bruce Bartrug <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> Olivia,
>>
>> I had my cataracts inserted to give me near vision, focused at about 15
>> to 18 inches.  (This actually made me less near-sighted!).  Then I have two
>> pairs of specs for distance and driving, one of which I keep in my car.
>> One of the pair of distance glasses I had made as a bifocal, with the
>> bifocal piece at middle distance; thought it would helpful when driving.
>> It was a mistake, as I still have to remove these to see up close, even in,
>> for example, a supermarket.  I'm thinking of having a pair of progressive
>> lenses made to use most of the time.  These were very helpful at my day job
>> as a pharmacist, but aren't the best for driving, as the peripheral area
>> isn't distance-clear.  If you have the cataracts to give you near-sighted
>> vision at approximately the distance you usually work, you can then have
>> any type of distance/combination lenses as glasses, even your current
>> configuration with trifocals.
>>
>> I believe if you decided to have distance vision, it would be difficult
>> to get close-up lenses that would be useful for artwork.  I could be wrong
>> and you might want to talk to your ophthalmologist about that.  You need to
>> remember you will have zero depth of field correction with plastic lenses.
>> Knowing that I opted for close vision, and in fact have one eye about an
>> inch and a half closer than the other, to allow some sort of minimal depth
>> of field without using modifying lenses in glasses.  Another question you
>> might put to your doctor.
>>
>> Do NOT under any circumstances get one eye distance and one eye
>> near-sighted.  That will give permanent headaches.
>>
>> Hope this helps, and by the way the surgery is a snap.  Don't worry about
>> a thing.....a local anesthetic is used on the surface of the eye so you
>> won't even feel the initial 3mm cut to insert the operating device.  And a
>> small amount of analgesic is injected (you will have an IV) to lessen any
>> internal discomfort.  The doc will probably talk to you as s/he works :).
>>
>> Bruce
>>
>> On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 3:08 PM olivia carlisle <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> Good Afternoon,
>>>
>>> Realize this subject has been discussed…Now it’s my turn…I will be
>>> having a pre-op discussion with my Athens GA Eye Surgeon for cataract
>>> surgery. I wear trifocals…distance for driving, mid range for computer work
>>> using desktop computer most of the time, close-up for reading and
>>> traditional drawing and painting detailed illustrations. For those who have
>>> had this procedure, what would you recommend, also the specific questions
>>> that I should ask. Thank You very much indeed for your kind assistance
>>>
>>> Best,
>>>
>>> C Olivia (“OC”) Carlisle
>>> Scientific Illustration, Photographic Fine Art, Graphic Design
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