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      05-10-2022, 11:26 AM   #4929
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Something helpful I do is when I think of something I quickly send myself an email so I will remember it later. We all have our phones handy and it's just so easy to do.
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Me to my Apple Watch every day it seems: "Set a reminder for 3:15 PM take seltzer out of freezer"

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When your optometrist says it is time for cataract surgery.

Been struggling with the night time driving, headlight glare is just miserable and the long distance vision is blurry. The glasses just aren't cutting it anymore even with new prescription.
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When your optometrist says it is time for cataract surgery.

Been struggling with the night time driving, headlight glare is just miserable and the long distance vision is blurry. The glasses just aren't cutting it anymore even with new prescription.
You will be happy to get this done. Had my first eye done around 15 years ago. You might not need glasses after both eyes are finished.
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You will be happy to get this done. Had my first eye done around 15 years ago. You might not need glasses after both eyes are finished.
Thanks, hoping for good results, although I don't know how I would act without glasses. I have ave worn glasses since my late twenties. Actually I'm not bothered much by wearing glasses.

Doctor indicated there are a couple of different procedures that can be done. Sounds like one is a hybrid lense that can correct the vision. Also heard it's a bit expensive and not always covered by insurance or in my case, Medicare.
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Thanks, hoping for good results, although I don't know how I would act without glasses. I have ave worn glasses since my late twenties. Actually I'm not bothered much by wearing glasses.

Doctor indicated there are a couple of different procedures that can be done. Sounds like one is a hybrid lense that can correct the vision. Also heard it's a bit expensive and not always covered by insurance or in my case, Medicare.
Mine was through my wife's medical insurance and I had a small copay.

I've worn glasses since I was 15. Now my vision is 20/25 and I hardly wear glasses.

They have new lenses these days and I hear they work really well. The OP here, cmyx6go, had it done not too long ago. Maybe she'll chime in.

Hope it's covered by your insurance.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

PS - wearing glasses doesn't really bother me either but I like hardly needing them these days.
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Been struggling with the night time driving, headlight glare is just miserable and the long distance vision is blurry. The glasses just aren't cutting it anymore even with new prescription.
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Mine was through my wife's medical insurance and I had a small copay.

I've worn glasses since I was 15. Now my vision is 20/25 and I hardly wear glasses.

They have new lenses these days and I hear they work really well. The OP here, cmyx6go, had it done not too long ago. Maybe she'll chime in.

Hope it's covered by your insurance.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

PS - wearing glasses doesn't really bother me either but I like hardly needing them these days.
I had both eyes done last year. I have mixed feelings on the results. I too was blinded by the light. Headlight glare was a big issue. I also had issues during the day with bright lights. Another issue was the fog during the day. I felt like everything was a grey cloud. The edges of things were no longer clear.

I have worn contact lenses for 30+ years for distance. As I got older, my close up vision started to go so my prescription got complicated. As they adjusted the close up vision, the distance suffered. I could have opted for glasses instead of lenses but the shallow bitch in me preferred contacts. Eventually I also needed readers.

Anyway, I chose the surgery with the multifocal lens replacement. It cost me about $8K total for both eyes. Insurance only covered the surgery and the anesthesia. They did not cover the lenses. I can't find the breakout of what they actually paid. It must be home and not in my file here at work where it belongs.

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The good - I no longer feel like I'm living in a grey world. There is more light getting into my eyes. The vision correction worked well. No more contacts and I only need readers if I'm reading something ridiculously small.

The bad - Although the glare has reduced, I now see halos around lights at night. If I am approaching a traffic light, I see the green but it now has a green circle around the light. Same thing with headlights. The doctor said it would wear off after my brain adjusted to the change when I went for my first follow up visit. It has not. I just had a visit last week. Doctor said I was the first person ever to have this issue. My luck I guess. It's not debilitating, just annoying. If I had to do it all over again knowing the results, I'd probably still do it.

I hope this helps. I will see if I can find how much insurance paid but obviously your plan will vary. I believe they pay for basic lenses but not the multifocal ones I chose.
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I hope this helps. I will see if I can find how much insurance paid but obviously your plan will vary. I believe they pay for basic lenses but not the multifocal ones I chose.
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She was a bit confused when I called her last night at the gas station. The covfefe was cold, and I didn't want the diesel truck to take it out on her that I had sat there for 10 minutes in front of the pump while she was checking out the greenery around the station.
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Do they still require you to use hand signals when taking a road test?
You know, I only took one of those tests, when I first got my license.

Will I ever be required to take one again? Not that I want to.
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You know, I only took one of those tests, when I first got my license.

Will I ever be required to take one again? Not that I want to.
Just curious. I thought of it when I posted about using blinkers in another thread. Do kids even know what hand signals are? Or anyone on the road for that matter.
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Just curious. I thought of it when I posted about using blinkers in another thread. Do kids even know what hand signals are? Or anyone on the road for that matter.
Good question. Maybe just the old farts with no blinkers. lol

TBH, I don't know if they teach that anymore.
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Found this on YouTube from 2017, so it sounds like they possibly DO test for hand signals. At least according to this video.

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Do they still require you to use hand signals when taking a road test?
Hand signals are still in the NY State learner's permit book:

https://dmv.ny.gov/about-dmv/chapter...-turns#mke-trn

I have no idea if they still test on them as part of the road test, but suspect that the only hand signal known by kids today involves their middle finger and words that for some reason cause flashbacks to what soap tastes like.....
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People driving behind me while on two wheels certainly have no idea what hand signals are

Which leads me to using finger signals
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People driving behind me while on two wheels certainly have no idea what hand signals are

Which leads me to using finger signals

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I had both eyes done last year. I have mixed feelings on the results. I too was blinded by the light. Headlight glare was a big issue. I also had issues during the day with bright lights. Another issue was the fog during the day. I felt like everything was a grey cloud. The edges of things were no longer clear.

I have worn contact lenses for 30+ years for distance. As I got older, my close up vision started to go so my prescription got complicated. As they adjusted the close up vision, the distance suffered. I could have opted for glasses instead of lenses but the shallow bitch in me preferred contacts. Eventually I also needed readers.

Anyway, I chose the surgery with the multifocal lens replacement. It cost me about $8K total for both eyes. Insurance only covered the surgery and the anesthesia. They did not cover the lenses. I can't find the breakout of what they actually paid. It must be home and not in my file here at work where it belongs.

Results -
The good - I no longer feel like I'm living in a grey world. There is more light getting into my eyes. The vision correction worked well. No more contacts and I only need readers if I'm reading something ridiculously small.

The bad - Although the glare has reduced, I now see halos around lights at night. If I am approaching a traffic light, I see the green but it now has a green circle around the light. Same thing with headlights. The doctor said it would wear off after my brain adjusted to the change when I went for my first follow up visit. It has not. I just had a visit last week. [...]
Thanks for the responses, I get what you're saying about the grey world. Have really noticed that as of late. I am planning on having both eyes done. Just a bit nervous about the whole surgery thing, not so sure about the whole "your basically awake during the procedure". Been through other surgeries/procedures, but this one will have me weirded out.

Not sure about the multifocal lenses though. I haven't done much research or heard much in regards to that particular procedure. I do understand that the lenses are expensive and may not be covered by the insurance or in my case Medicare.

Not to concerned about continuing to wear glasses, pretty comfortable with them. Actually just got a new pair of John Lennon frames that I really like and still have a previous pair of JL frames that I do want to get transition lenses in both pairs.

Thanks again
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Got this out of the California DMV Driver Handbook.

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/handbo...ing-practices/
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Thanks for the responses, I get what you're saying about the grey world. Have really noticed that as of late. I am planning on having both eyes done. Just a bit nervous about the whole surgery thing, not so sure about the whole "your basically awake during the procedure". Been through other surgeries/procedures, but this one will have me weirded out.

Not sure about the multifocal lenses though. I haven't done much research or heard much in regards to that particular procedure. I do understand that the lenses are expensive and may not be covered by the insurance or in my case Medicare.

Not to concerned about continuing to wear glasses, pretty comfortable with them. Actually just got a new pair of John Lennon frames that I really like and still have a previous pair of JL frames that I do want to get transition lenses in both pairs.

Thanks again
OK - First, the being awake thing is OK. Although they explain everything to you prior to the procedure, I have this talent for working myself into a tizzy when I don't know what to expect. So I was a bit anxious going in for the first eye. You don't feel a thing, they give you a mild sedative in addition to the numbing stuff. I can give you a blow by blow of what to expect if you'd like. It is weird when they do the procedure, you see this psychedelic light show. I came out of the first one with a major headache but I was fine after they did the second eye.

As far as the lenses go, the multifocals correct both distance and close sight in the same lens. There is another option that has the distance correction in one eye and the close in the other and then there is the option without vision correction.
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OK - First, the being awake thing is OK. Although they explain everything to you prior to the procedure, I have this talent for working myself into a tizzy when I don't know what to expect. So I was a bit anxious going in for the first eye. You don't feel a thing, they give you a mild sedative in addition to the numbing stuff. I can give you a blow by blow of what to expect if you'd like. It is weird when they do the procedure, you see this psychedelic light show. I came out of the first one with a major headache but I was fine after they did the second eye.

As far as the lenses go, the multifocals correct both distance and close sight in the same lens. There is another option that has the distance correction in one eye and the close in the other and then there is the option without vision correction.
Yes, a sedative to calm you down, and everything is explained up front. And yeah, a light show like you took a hit of acid, lol. My doctor was very gentle and everything went very smooth.

I got the second option that you mentioned where you can see for distance in one eye and the other eye is for close up. The brain takes over depending on what you're looking at. It's not for everyone but it works for me.
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You know your old when you worry about diseases like cancer, crime, and your joints like ankles are more tender and fragile.
Ex smoker here and I worry about cancer. Been more than 20 years since I smoked cigarettes but people get lung cancer, and other kinds of cancer without ever smoking.

I heard someone say once that if people lived long enough we'd all get some kind of cancer. Doesn't always mean a death sentence these days but I still worry about it.

Probably just feeling guilty for smoking all those years. lol
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