Cataract surgeries done with and successful. Toric aspheric IOLs to
address most astigmatism, though the models are not bespoke but cover
*ranges* and thus not perfect correction. You can get basic measurement
and lenses at no cost under the Ontario health plan, but best
measurements (IOL Master) are $600 for both eyes, lenses ~$600 each eye;
covered by some insurenance plans but not by our otherwise-excellent
plan. (Beware Canadians who tell you we have "complete" no-charge
The world is brighter - need shades more often outdoors (but my bad for
not being conscientious earlier in life, UV almost certainly one of the
cataract causes), have had to turn down screen brightness - and colours
more vibrant. Interesting, thought, that the major change is at the blue
end of the spectrum - skies "better" blue, more contrast with clouds...
whereas yellow and red autumn leaves not as much of a difference.
(Comparisons made during interregum between the two surgeries.)
Chose distance vision both eyes, think this was right but shortly off to
see my optometrist for "computer" and reading glasses; not sure whether
distinct pairs or multifocals or progressives. Have been experimenting
with a few pairs of inexpensive "drugstore" and "Amazon" fixed diopter
spectacles, now have a rough idea of what is optimal for the various
distances: computer ~70cm, reading books and newspapers ~45-50cm, desk
notebook and keyboard ~25-35cm (yes, sadly not a touch typist, muscle
memory very good but need at least a glance at the keyboard for indexing).
Any observations from those with prior experience? Just guessing, a
*few* list members are of a generation where this is relevant.
Now, do I have to go back and re-do all photo editing from the last
decade or so?
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/