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year old female who is having cataract surgery soon on the left eye first.
I'm very myopic and try to choose the right IOL for myself. I was only given two options which are ReStore multifocal lens and Traditional Monofocal lens. I work on the computer all day and drive at night often.
My main concerns with Restore lens is the potential glare and poor night vision
and poor intermediate vision with Monofocal lens.
I don't mind wearing reading glasses but wouldn't be happy to wear glasses for intermediate vision.
What would be your opinion in my case?
Hi, I was severely myoptic too, bad enough that I was legally blind without my glasses. I've had cataract surgery in both eyes and at the time there was no lens they could use. I've had glasses ever since and, frankly, am glad that I did not get lens since almost everyone I've talked with says the one near and the other far drives them crazy. Glasses might not be your first choice, but you won't have problems with glare, night vision, etc wearing glasses. Once the lens are in, you're done. They don't change them or take them out. If you decide to get lens, I suggest getting both far or both near, not a different one in each eye. Incidentally, if you're very nearsighted, your eyes will always want to go back to their myopic state - my doctor warned me about this. Don't know how the lens will work, but I've had multiple glass lens changes due to my eyes struggling back. Also I became very astigmatic after surgery. Good luck.
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