Dr. Rick....after cataract surgery...lasik
Hi, Dr. Rick. You just answered my Paleo eating question, so I thought I'd ask you this one, too.
In about 2002 I had cataract surgery on both eyes (I was a little young, but possibly genetic cause). At the time, the surgeon said there was a lens
he could implant that would have the effect of bein vari-focal, but it was new and he didn't have a lot of experience with it. So, I chose to go with the "standard" lens. As a result, I still wear glasses
all the time, varifocals, because I can't see things close to me. I also have astigmatism.
Recently, my stepmother had cataract surgery and the surgeon did a little extra which was supposed to correct for the astigmatism in her eye. Actually it didn't work perfectly, and it looks like she'll still have to wear glasses.
My question is, is it possible for me to have some sort of procedure so I can give up the glasses? Like lasik or...something I don't know about because my cataract surgery was a while ago? On the one hand, glasses don't really bother me, and the thought of having someone mess with my eyes when it's not really necessary is a bit unsettling. On the other, the possibility of reading without glasses is so nice!