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Wed Jun 20, 2018, 11:31 AM

Cataract Flex Lens question.

Do you have them? How well do they work? Did you get your money's worth?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 11:34 AM

1. My lenses were removed and replaced with implants. Took awhile to work.

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Response to notdarkyet (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 11:35 AM

3. Was it worth the extra money?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 11:35 AM

2. Do NOT get these.

When I had cataract surgery 2 years ago they were pushed on me really hard. I told some people at work and two came forward saying they had them and still needed readers, one even needed bifocals again. It is NOT worth the money for sure.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 11:36 AM

4. 3000 dollars.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 01:58 PM

5. In a year or so I will be needing lenses, so this discussion is so helpful. What lenses have

all of you been happy with? I envisioned lenses that would let me read AND do distance, but if that's not working for most people, I'll just get regular lenses. Having said that, among the types of regular lenses, what would be the best?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 02:03 PM

6. I chose mono-vision

One of my lenses is set for distance, the other for close distance for reading. This is what I previously had with contact lenses. Now that it has been over a year and everything has settled down, I might get glasses for occasional use. They would correct both eyes to 20/15 for distance down to about 6-8" focus for close work. So far I am functioning well with just the implants.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 03:08 PM

7. Just got regular replacement lenses giving me nearly 20/20 distance, so I need reading glasses

Even before cataracts I had extreme near sightedness, so I love being able to drive, ride bike, watch TV, swim, sightsee and do most chores without glasses or just with standard sunglass or protective glasses. I can see all of my dashboard controls in car without glasses now. as i only need glasses for small print and closeup work. However to have totally sharp vision for both near and far, I got a pair of bifocals and sunglass bifocals.

I am so used to wearing glasses and do tons of yard work and projects that require protective glasses anyway so I didn't see point of taking a chance on the expensive lenses costing thousands of dollars more with possible side effects such as flashes and poorer night vision , just to be able to never have to wear glasses. For me, having the mid and long distance clarity was enough as any standard reading glasses work fine for closeup.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 03:54 PM

8. Price went down to $2,500. The guy is not pushing them. I just want the most flexibility.

But if they are junk, why bother?

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