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I opted for the Symfony lens for both eyes nearly two years ago.
First, I have to say that I miss my real lenses.
I find these lenses very unnatural, and I’m not sure that I will ever adapt to them.
For some reason, the vision is unstable. I’m not sure if the problem is with some sort of variation in my cornea, but sometimes the vision will be quite clear and other times, somewhat distorted.
Also, after doing close work for a bit, things far away will be out of focus.
My guess is that while I’m doing close work, the muscles that used to change the focus are still trying to make the lenses focus. Just a guess. I can’t figure out what else would explain it.
Another thing is that when I’m in a brightly lit environment, the vision is very flashy and sort of jumpy. It can be unnerving.
There is sort of a visual jumpiness in a lot of situations. Again, I find this unnatural.
To be fair, my left eye has astigmatism from Lasik that was performed 20 years ago, making things worse.
The astigmatism makes things “less than clear” through my whole range of vision in that eye, which is frustrating.
I don’t know if a Toric lens could have fixed that.
I’ve heard that the Cornea and flap might be able to be “touched up” to fix that problem, but not sure that I want to risk it.
Adding to my troubles are the fair amount of floaters that I have.
I’m not sure what other possibilities might have made my outcome more favorable.
I have always had excellent near vision, which I sorely miss.
I sometimes wonder if opting for something that would have preserved that might have been the best plan.
I think that the echelette design of the Symfony lens gives certain advantages, but it also creates some problems.
Enjoy your real eyes while you have them.
One other thing. . .
I have a friend who had her cataracts done twenty years ago, and she can see close and far. She doesn’t have any idea what IOLs they used or what enhancement might have been done.
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