Re: Eyes Sensitive To Light After Cataract Surgery
Sounds like you're going through a lot of the same adjustments I've been going through.
And it sounds like you got a basic single-focus lens for distance.
The good thing about those lenses is that you will have less glare and reflections in the long run.
The down side is that you will have to wear glasses for both reading and computer distance. Even with the multi-focal IOL, I just spent Another 2 hours trying to get glasses with which I can focus at those 2 distances, which are very important if you're a librarian like we both are.
It's been very frustrating.
But lately I've been thinking of my new lenses like those of a newborn kitten or puppy who can't yet interpret what he is seeing. Each day it's a little better.
There is a Big difference between being nearsighted (especially for 40 or 50 years) and then suddenly becoming farsighted. For all those years you never needed glasses for near things, and now that is gone. But you will adjust, and eventually realize how nice it is to walk to your car in the rain without getting your glasses wet.
Also, I've taken to hooking my reading glasses just above the top buttoned button of a shirt or sweater.
It's okay to grieve for the loss of your near vision, but don't "lose sight" of the future when you will feel comfortable with your new vision. It helps me to drive down to Lake Michigan and see white caps of distant waves that I have never before seen in my life.