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    OK folks, I'm going in this morning to have my right peeper fixed up so I can see how to get the tippet through the hook eye. I'll SEE you later. (I hope) Jim
    I'm either going to, coming from or thinking about fishing. Jim

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    Good luck.
    I need to tell you a little story. My wife had to have cataract surgery in both eyes, not the same time. Any way she comes home from the DR's office and tells me "I have worn glasses since I was 10 yrs old, now I won't have to wear them anymore. I said great. She comes home from the surgery madder than a hen. The Dr told her she would need to get some reading glasses so she could read. I about busted a gut because she had been so adamant about not having to wear ANY glasses.

    You see my wife is a very focused person, in other words, anal, and it's hard for me to get something on her. It's been six months since she had her surgery and she can not keep up with her glasses.

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    After 50, it's patch, patch, patch!
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    Hey Jim, It's a piece of cake. I've had both of mine done ! Vision is 20/20 both eyes. Only problem is that is distant vision and you still need correction for near. Best of luck and the Lord's blessing on your surgery.
    "Tap her light and she'll always be fresh"

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    Good luck Jim, hope to see you soon!
    All the best.
    Mike

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    Thanks for the well wishes and prayers. It wasn't a bad thing as far as surgery goes. It's sort of uncomfortable with this big patch on my eye, and 12 hours later I'm still not used to no depth perception. I go to the dr's office tomorrow to have the patch taken off and have it inspected. It's 4 weeks til opening day and I hope to be 100% for that. Jim
    I'm either going to, coming from or thinking about fishing. Jim

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    Jim,

    Had both eyes done a year ago and had them done one week apart. Told the doc I didn't want to wait for the second one and all the drops that go with the process etc. Both came out fine and I opted for distance lenses instead of the close up kind. Also turned done one of each, which the doc said he really didn't recommend. Loved being able to see from here to forever this year especially out in the woods. My one year vision check last week showed vision at 20/25 and that's good enough for me. Did get my last pair of prescription glasses for the close up stuff (reading, computing, fly tying and the other essentials) but also use an occasional drug store cheapie set of "peepers" too. But, they're too small and heavy to suit me for too long. Wore glasses for the last 61 years and it's wonderful not to need them for distance anymore. The eye patch, all the drops and stuff is well worth it. Did get a mite fed up with everyone I came in contact with at the operation office asking me my name, who's my doctor, what am I here for and which eye. Decided to have a little fun when they went into the same routine in the operating room. When they asked the final question of what the doc was going to do for me today I answered," Cataract surgery on my left eye and as a bonus for being such a distinguished patient he's also going to be installing hair plugs!" The whole operating room became a series of snickers and laughs and the doc came up to the table, put a hand on my arm and assured me that the eye surgery was his domain; but, I'd have to seek hair plugs at another place. Then he too laughed and said he'd see me later. Told him I'd be seeing him too as long as he did a good job!

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    It's been over a week and I still have blurred vision in the "new" eye most of the time. Still have drops 4 times a day. There are times when I can see so clearly it frightens me. However, I haven't had to wear my glasses at all and so I guess it's getting better. My friend had the surgery Tuesday, same dr, and I drove him for his post surgery checkup Wednesday. I asked the dr when I would be 100%. He told me it takes some longer than others. I told him I think he left his fingerprint on the inside of the lens. Since my next appointment isn't until the 26th he wouldn't discuss it with me. I guess he doesn't have Grn Mt Man's doctor's sense of humour. Jim
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    I'm either going to, coming from or thinking about fishing. Jim

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    Hi Jim, hope the blurry vision gets better, nothing worse than missing a fish when you can't see the take!
    Let us know how you go.
    All the best.
    Mike

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    We must remember that when we got our "new" plastic lenses we completely lost our ability to focus. We would have been asked by the surgeon very early whether we wanted to see the best at distance or close-up. For me the best deal was to get bifocals for general use plus a second pair of glasses with the full lenses made for extra close work. These are specifically for fly tying.
    They work fine,

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