Eyesight Gone Wrong
by Linda Aldridge
(Punta Gorda,Fl USA)
Had cataract surgery and was told I was the perfect candidate because I was already in mono vision contacts.
Had never had an astigmatic correction in all the years I had worn glasses and contacts. My eye doctor told me I needed astigmatic lenses and they cost me $1000.00 per eye plus whatever insurance and Medicare paid. I could see better before I had surgery and it has been a year and a half and they are still trying with contacts to find something that works to be able to read. I am using reading glasses on top of glasses to be able to read. I have had 4 corrections of different ranges and nothing seems to work. The one thing that did go right is that everything is brighter. I have haloes, glare off car lights, and feel if something goes wrong with the left eye that is okay I will be blind because all the corrections have everything so close that everything 6 ft away is a blur. When I lay down at night I get rings that go small to large and just keep repeating over and over. I am to the point of wishing I had not had it done or at least not done here in Florida.