So, a monofocal lens is clear at a fix distance.
You can make it so it is clear at distance, intermediate, or reading.
but you have to choose.
yes, the doctor says my distance vision will not be so blurry, but will the close vision go blurry - so now
So, yes, if you choose the lens for distance, you'll lose the reading vision in that right eye.
I will have to wear glasses for distance - since my left eye will see need the corrective lens, and now
Some people choose to do this where one eye is for distance and the other eye is for reading.
This is called monovision.
I will need glasses to read too. That doesn't sound like an improvement.
It depends on your brain's ability to ignore the blurry image and move and switch back and forth between the two eyes.
Or you can choose to make the lens clear at near in the right eye. But you'll need glasses for distance, just as you do now.
Wow, my brain has not even recovered from the trauma of high shool!
I have chronic vertigo as well and so having one eye for distance and one for close might
You might ask your ophthalmologist about this. If you vision is fairly good now despite the cataract, you can try the monovision with contact lenses.
make my vertigo worse. Alas
The other option is to get both eyes done, set for either distance or near.
The surgery would not be done at the same time however.
I cannot wear contact lenses since I had an injury in my right eye and am prone to erosions. Yes, I do think that getting both eyes done with the time separation might be my best option.
The choice is a lot easier if you need glasses both to read and for distance, but I can read, the computer, etc without glasses at all.
Thanks. I will discuss this with Dr Chang, My consult is in August (because he is so busy!) but the pre-surgery literature was confusing for a person who does not need reading glasses at all.
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