Cataract surgery. Two words you see and maybe associate with an older person. A senior. Not necessarily so. Your morning show host is just under a week removed from receiving a new lens in my right eye. Having not known many people who have had the experience, I didn’t know exactly what to expect. Last year, I underwent laser repair on both eyes and then a vitrectomy on the right eye. Basically in that surgery, the tainted insides of your eye are sucked out and replaced with saline to get rid of debris such as scar tissue, which of course comes partially from the laser. Then the vitrectomy has the tendency to cause cataracts. That’s where I ended up. I am at an in-between stage. My newly poked eye sees better without my former glasses. My left eye still needs the old glasses. I now sport a pair of purposely-broken eyeglasses. One lens in, the other out. PLUS, to see near me (like computer screens at a desk or my cell phone) I bought a pair of cheap reading glasses at Wal Mart. Magnifying glasses on your face. But they do the trick!
I would love to hear some stories from others who have been through this. How did you cope with driving and working until your eye settled down? How long does it take before they decide to try a new glasses prescription? Be sure to share in the comments! Thanks for listening to the Big O Morning Show on WBIO!