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I am scheduled for cataract surgery in two weeks. My prescripton is -6 in both eyes. The technician doing my eye exam said I am -7. I am wondering if she could get an exact number based on the fact that the cataracts make things blurry. Before the cataracs got this bad my glasses and contact lens prescripton was -6, and I am very comfortable with that number. I have been wearing contacts for years. I am comfortable with distance vision. I sometimes need to wear readers for close up, however sometimes I do not need them. My lenses are Toric and I have decided to get Toric IOLs. My question is: if I get cataract correction for distance, will I be able to see anything at 10 - 12" from my face or will I always need readers? I do not mind wearng readers occasionally, but would like to know if that is the only way I will be able to see in the middle range. Also, if I have one eye done, can I continue to wear a contact lens in the other eye until I am sure how to have that eye corrected? I know I do not want a full monovision, but is it possible to correct for something less than 20/20 so that I can see close? (I beleive another poster called in "half unit nearsighted".
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