Can you email me? I wrote you at the rr address but perhaps it blocked me. I wanted to ask how you're seeing color with the two different lenses, now that you've got them in.
I'm fraternobombus on yahoo. (or the other one I sent you... makes me nervous to post my real address on these forums cuz I don't know what secrets the computers are snagging!)
Thanks for the update! Glad to know things worked out so well!
I ended up fine but a little disappointed. My Crystalens eye tests fabulously well, yet it is a little blurry at distance. Most of the time it doesn't affect my binocular vision, but sometimes it does. A half-diopter lens fixes it, yet it is not a correction. My doctor calls it a telescopic effect. Squinting fixes it also.
Thanks for the update! Glad to know everything worked out so well!
I ended up fine but a little disappointed. My Crystalens eye tests fabulously well, yet it is somewhat blurry at distance. Most of the time it doesn't affect my binocular vision, but sometimes it does. A half diopter lens fixes it, yet it is not a correction. My Dr. calls it a telescopic afftect. Squinting fixes it also.
Hi, Glad4Help -
Thanks for the note. Yes, I had my second eye done on July 30 -- so it's been 8 or 9 days now. So far, all is just fine. I have wonderful long distance in my right eye and just about computer distance in my left eye. I think there is an out-of-focus zone from somewhere between eight and twelve feet, but it's not at all noticeable unless I'm covering each eye and looking for it. I'm extremely pleased with my result. My vision is much clearer because my lens had become so discolored and foggy. I still have floaters, but I think floaters are in the vitreous humor (the "jelly" inside the eyeball), so I wouldn't expect cataract surgery to affect them one way or the other. Please teach me something if I have that wrong.
Good luck with everything,
Regarding N-Acetyl-Carnosine: I have no idea whether it works or not, and I'm not sure I would personally try it. There are some studies which appear credible which had promising results.
Unfortunately, the medical establishment appears to be dismissing it as bogus without even giving it a chance. It might be useless, or it might be harmful, or it might be great in some cases and useless in others. We will never know unless and until it is properly tested. I would like to see more open discussion, with both sides represented, so people can make informed decisions.
I had my CL HD's installed in early January 2009, and my final stitches came out in May. I can focus from about 12" to infinity, and can read J1+ (in good light, can easily read the tiny print on the back of a credit card). Computer vision is excellent. Distance vision with relaxed eyes is probably 20/40 or 50, but I can focus in and probably get 20/30 or 25 (haven't yet been measured).
I was nearsighted before surgery (+6 to +10), so I can't help you with the farsighted questions. I had LRI's for significant astigmatism at the same time, which fixed it in one eye and at least came close in the other (hasn't been measured).
Enough people have problems with CL that I can't recommend them to everyone, but I am very happy with mine.
Good luck with whatever you decide!