Yes, one of my friends told me she was amazed at how much sharper colors were after she had her surgery. I have just terrible night vision and rarely drive at night unless I absolutely have to.
The woman that I go to trap feral cats with does the driving. While out one night last week I mistook what appeared to be a black cat on a corner just half a block away. As I slowly approached I realized it was the bottom half of a fire hydrant!!! (no wonder it wasn't moving as I came closer!!) My new prescription glasses have helped but I am really hoping that the cataract surgery will enhance my vision even more.
My mother was exactly the same way when it came to avoiding anything medical. When she had her cataract surgery at approximately age 83-4 the opthamologist told me that he had to use a virtual microscopic jackhammer to remove them as they were that hardened.
Laser (Yag) is used but to put the implant in place, you still need to insert it, thus you must cut an opening somewhere. Yes, implant also corrects vision as any lense would do. You can have cataract and nearsighted corrected at same time... Waw. But get info from a real specialist, not the guy who listens to his wife and pretends to understand some of it ;-)
As I understand it, the new lens implant will “correct” your vision, but cannot restore the ability to “accommodate” to near and far focal needs. So you may regain the ability to read without glasses but will need glasses for driving, or more commonly your distance vision will be sharp, but you will need reading glasses. It might just be time to bite the bullet and get bifocals.
I’m wondering if - when I get cataracts - I can get one implant for distance and one for closeup, as I HATE juggling all these pairs of cheaters, and don’t have good clarity at ANY distance currently.
My brother had Lasik and loved it. I don't think he wears glasses anymore even though he started wearing them when he was about 14. (I didn't start wearing glasses until I was past the age of 30.) I have nothing against the idea of getting it done, but I don't think it is reimbursed in France yet.
My husband had Lasix performed sometime in the nineties and was/is very pleased with it.
He encouraged me to have it (we just happened to have money back then...) but I balked. One of the reasons is that for several nights when you are sleeping you absolutely cannot rub your eyes in any way or else you will do damage. I just couldn't get past the idea that I somehow inadvertently would rub one or both of my eyes while half asleep, I am that neurotic.
I also wonder why I see eye doctors wearing spectacles. That has always made me spectacle skeptical.
I decided to finally make an appointment at my local ophthalmologist since it has been 5 years since I changed my glasses, which is too long. I went by the office and saw exactly what I expected -- closed for the holidays until August 18th. This is fine with me because I have to work my way up to this sort of ordeal, and once I visit the office to get an appointment, it is almost certain that it won't be for another two months. This would annoy me if I were in a hurry, and I know that I could get an appointment at one of the big medical centres within a week or two, but I like this doctor and she has the most modern equipment. I went there for the first time with my mother, when I noticed that she was watching out of my apartment window every day to see me emerge from the metro, and then all of a sudden I was right there and she couldn't see me. So I went there to get new glasses for her, but the doctor said that she had a cataract (again). My mother had not yet been approved for normal French health care then, but she was on "universal coverage" which is actually even better -- you don't pay anything for any procedure. The ophthalmologist set up an appointment at a very fancy clinic in Neuilly (a suburb even richer than Paris), and the cataract was zapped perfectly.
When I returned a number of years later, my mother's name was still in her computer, so I know that she is extremely thorough. So I will wait as long as it takes. I don't need a stick yet to get around.