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[OM] "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"

Subject: [OM] "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"
From: "Michael R. Collins" <MRC.OlympusList@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2022 11:40:17 -0500
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 medical coverage.)

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?

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