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Hello all. I just found this board and it seems to be a wealth of information.
I am 45 years old and have never worn corrective lenses.
I was recently diagnosed with a rather large cataract in my left eye. When seeing with two eyes, I see fairly well. But the one eye is very cloudy and hazy. My eyes get fatigued quite easily. I work at a computer screen for my job.
I had a consultation today and the doctor recommended a multifocal lens. I also have a slight astigmatism so he would do laser cataract surgery and correct that. He explained the risks with the multifocal - mainly the halos and poor night vision. I also understand it is $2500+ more.
I think the reason he recommended the multifocal is that I really would prefer not to wear glasses. I never have - and would prefer not to start now. He did say that I may need some sort of reading glasses in 5-10 years.
But I'm confused. Sounds like the monofocal lens would be better - but then I would need glasses.
One more thing. Doc was surprised that I was doing 'as well as I'm doing with my vision.' I guess my right eye is compensating - so I don't have too many issues at night and this is tolerable.
Any thoughts or ideas? Obviously I want to do what is best for the long haul.
Thank you in advance!
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