I must have gotten the Dollar Store version of lenses. I had cataract surgery over a year ago, because I could no longer drive at night due to the glare and halos surrounding lights. I got monofocal lenses that enable me to see distance, but I am blind as a bat for anything close up. I constantly have to search for a pair of reading glasses to look at a label, read a medicine bottle, or anything else. It's almost impossible to do anything with makeup even with a magnifying mirror.
On top of that, my eyes water frequently and feel irritated most of the time. Sometimes my right eye actually hurts. I also experience frequent flickering in my eyes.
Now I can drive at night, but I still see halos and some glare. I wish I had never done this.
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