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Can I do away with my glasses after cataract surgery?

This video will address the question that is often asked prior to cataract surgery: "can I do away with my glasses after cataract surgery?" This video is presented ...

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The Hawaii Herald [09/25/18, via The Hawaii Herald]
Medicare 411 – Medicare Can Help with Cataracts New eyeglasses, brighter lighting, antiglare sunglasses or magnifying lenses may help your symptoms. If not, you may need surgery. If you have cataracts and need cataract surgery, Medicare can help. And, after surgery, Medicare helps pay for cataract  [...]

USA TODAY [06/08/18, via USA TODAY]
Why is the Queen wearing sunglasses? She just had successful eye surgery Buckingham Palace announced Friday the queen had the relatively minor cataract surgery, after she was seen wearing sunglasses at a number of recent public engagements. The queen does not usually wear shades outdoors in public; she wants the crowds  [...]

Premier [09/21/18, via Premier]
Blind man pores over his Bible after transformative surgery to read his Bible and see his family again following transformative surgery. Desire from rural Cameroon in Central Africa had been relying on his fiancé to read him scripture, before undergoing a cataracts procedure on Thursday. As the condition [...]

Washington Post [05/26/18, via Washington Post]
Why it's important to wear sunglasses on both cloudy and sunny days Cataracts occur with normal aging — the lens of your eye gradually turns cloudy. They can cause your vision to be blurry or doubled, and can lead you to have difficulty seeing at night. When severe impairments of vision result, cataract surgery may be  [...]

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They had to dilate my eyes at the eye doctor and I forgot to bring my sunglasses. The sent me home with those big b… t.co/G2cPrnoY8h 

Windsurf Glasses and Sunglasses

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When I recently discovered that I cannot use contact lenses anymore when windsurfing due to intense eye pain when putting the lenses in, I was quite unhappy. It made me go to the eye doctor, who said the cause of the problem was dry eyes - but more importantly, she diagnosed cataracts which developed over the last 3 years. UV exposure causes cataracts (among other nasty things, like "Surfer's Eye" shown in the image above). Good sunglasses will absorb 99-100% of the UV. prescription glasses with polycarbonate lenses will do the same. But windsurfing will lead to water drops on the glasses, which disturb the vision. I typically sail on salt water, which is worse - when the water droplets dry out, they leave a thin film of salt on the glasses.

[via The Windsurf Loop]

No More Goggles (LASIK surgery)

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On the morning of the supposed day of a life changing event, my mother decided to ring up the whole extended family to tell them TODAY was the day. Deep down, I was so certain I wasn’t going to have the LASIK surgery done. After years of begging my parents… today just didn’t feel too special. And let’s not forget the flurry of phone calls containing more or less the same statements, ‘DON’T LET NUSKIYA DO IT’. Mom: Nuskiya. They’re just pissed because you’re telling them on the day I plan on getting it. I have waited too long for this and I don’t give a rat’s arse what they have to say. Your family over-exaggerates EVERYTHING. They make every decision for us, let me make my own damn choice. Mom: Okay, let me go and get a button down gown (ew ew EW), you can’t put anything over your head.

[via Iris Enchantress]

[02/23/16, via Philstar]
Do you need cataract surgery? Choose sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both ... The larger incisions require stitches and often involve a longer period for healing. After surgery Complications after cataract surgery, such as infection, bleeding, inflammation, and swelling ... [...]

[01/31/16, via Santa Clarita Magazine]
Dropless Cataract Surgery in Santa Clarita! Surgery is performed in an outpatient setting and painlessly takes less than 15 minutes to undergo. There is usually no pain whatsoever during or after the surgery. We are currently offering “dropless” cataract surgery. With this new method of ... [...]

[09/04/15, via amazon.com]
A81-vp Style Vault Aviator Turbo Steampunk Sunglasses the style when worn reminds me of the sunglasses they gave my father after his cataract surgery....nothing wrong with them, and I will use them, but not what I was hoping for. [...]

[07/26/15, via Times Colonist]
The Doctor Game: Cataract surgery not always needed She has written that she wants to be an informed patient, so is asking for my stand on cataract surgery. “Ms. X” simply believed ... But decreasing exposure to sunlight by wearing sunglasses, as well as eating fruits and vegetables is believed helpful. [...]

[07/22/15, via The Windsor Star]
Gifford-Jones: Do I need cataract surgery? She has written that she wants to be an informed patient, so is asking for my stand on cataract surgery. Ms. X simply believed she ... But decreasing exposure to sunlight by wearing sunglasses and eating fruits and vegetables is believed helpful. [...]

Cataract surgery can lengthen life and improve vision

JANE E. BRODYNew York Times News ServiceAfter 72 very nearsighted years, 55 of them spent wearing Coke-bottle glasses, Jane Quinn of Brooklyn is thrilled with how well she can see since having her cataracts removed last year. “It’s very liberating to be able to see without glasses,” Quinn told me. “My vision is terrific. I can even drive at night. I can’t wait to go snorkeling.” And I was thrilled to be able to tell her that the surgery very likely did more than improve her poor vision....

Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

AdvertisementAfter 72 very nearsighted years, 55 of them spent wearing Coke-bottle glasses, Jane Quinn of Brooklyn, N.Y., is thrilled with how well she can see since having her cataracts removed last year.“It’s very liberating to be able to see without glasses,” Ms. Quinn told me. “My vision is terrific. I can even drive at night. I can’t wait to go snorkeling.”And I was thrilled to be able to tell her that the surgery very likely did more than improve her poor vision. According to the...

MEDICAL INSIGHTS: Cataracts and Longevity

A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that in a 20 year study of 74,735 women with cataracts, the 41,735 who had their cataracts removed had a 60% lower risk of death.A cataract is a discoloration in the eye's lens which eventually may cause visual disturbances. The normal lens changes shape to permit incoming light to focus clearly on the back wall of the eye also known as the retina. A cataract may cause images to appear fuzzy and less distinct and...