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Old 10-28-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Frst time in 40 years!

It's been that long since I was able to wear a pair of normal sun glasses and be able to see anything. Two weeks ago, I had cataract surgery on my left eye and had a special lens installed. I started losing my distance vision as a teenager, going to glasses in my 20's. Besides the pair of glasses I normally wore, I had to have prescription sun glasses for each vehicle, plus a spare pair of regular glasses in the truck in case something happened to the regular pair. Now I can see 20-30 with that eye and the Dr. thinks it will get better. In two weeks, I'm getting the other eye done. So today, I ordered a pair of Ray Bans!
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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Thats fantastic Tom, congrats. Hopefully the other eye is a huge success also.

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:54 PM   #3
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Thats great Tom, we are glad to hear the news.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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Wonderful Tom! Hope the other goes just as well. Wish it was me.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:16 PM   #5
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Way to go Charlie, I mean Tom! It's a private joke folks! Glad to hear you had a successful surgery and hope the next one is just as successful! Heck, we won't recognize you when we see you again along he roadways! Wish I could do that also! Take care and see yu along the way!
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Good deal! It is great to be able to see well.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:30 AM   #7
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I just had cataracts removed. My left eye was done just before a 3500 mile RV trip--had to have a one lens replacement on my eyeglasses. Then after my right eye was done, I can really function quite nicely without any eyeglasses at all. Actually, I bought a $15.00 pair online which are perfectly clear (no prescription) but have a bi-focal reading magnification at the bottom. I wear them primarily for appearance--both I and my wife and friends have grown "accustomed to my face" with glasses.

The world is not only clearer, but brighter; I'd forgotten how bright the colors were.

Hope you and everyone with this problem will do as well as I did. If I'd known I'd have had this done much sooner.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:44 AM   #8
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Tom, the wife had both eyes done about a 1-1/2 ago and she loves them. I figure it was the best 4 grand I every spent. Good luck with your new peepers!
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Glad to hear the great outcome! Best of luck with your other eye.
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Thanks for all the comments and well wishes! I was very tentative about getting the first eye done, but now I'm looking (pun intended) forward to getting the second eye fixed.

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