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Cataracts

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wykoni, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. wykoni

    wykoni Active Member

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    I have have had cataracts for about 20 years but not ready to be removed. Went to Dr yesterday and he said it was time and next month I will be going to a specialist for his evaluation. I am pretty sure they will have to be removed. I am thinking of the multi focus lens but not solid on it. I know you can get one for distance, one for short or a single focus lens. I do shoot pistol, rifle and trap. I know a lot of us have been through it, what’s your option on the lens. Thanks.
     
  2. Jim Pettengill

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    The eye surgeon that did my cataract surgery said he was not convinced that the multi focus lens technology was really ready and he would not recommend the one lens for distance and one for reading because I would lose some of my depth perception. I took his recommendation and have been very happy of the results for my shooting and walking around vision and just get used to the idea of still having glasses for close up.
     
  3. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    I have not had it done, but when I had my LASIK, I had both eyes fixed for distance. Trap shooting for me has always been both eyes open as binocular vision best for clarity, judging speed and distance. Rifle and pistol, you can shoot one eyed at a stationary target. When my cataracts are ready, I will do the same thing again.
     
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  4. JJMD

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    I love the multifocal lens! Had dominant eye done 17 years ago (before multifocal) and it works very well. The multifocal allows me to read for a short time, wear reading glasses to read s lot.
     
  5. Candy B

    Candy B Well-Known Member

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    Distance only correction and I can still read without glasses. I am not a gambler with my vision and the distance correction is known to be successful. I also have intermittent vertigo and I felt that the distance would be the best option. Very happy with the results, Whatever you do, remember, you cannot change your mind once they are in.
     
  6. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    A good friend of mine is a trapshooter and he chose the multifocal lenses and he was very disappointed in the results which cannot be corrected. Based on his experience I chose the standard long distance lenses and I am very pleased with my choice. I have worn glasses since I was 15 years old so reading glasses is not a problem for me.
     
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  7. rossi690

    rossi690 Active Member

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    I have a stigmatism so had to go with Toric lenses. Best think I ever did having cataracts removed.
     
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  8. jevoliva

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    Right in the middle of having my cataracts removed - right eye (dominant) done 2.5 weeks ago, left eye next Wednesday. Did the mutifocal lens -- can let you know in about a month how they went. The brand spanking new ones are supposed to taken care of all the previous issues they had before. Can get you the brand that I had installed when I get home. So for, really liking the results in my right eye.

    Depending on your insurance, the multifocals may not be covered -- so it's more $$ directly to the doc -- some push them hard, others take into consideration your age and lifestyle to see if you are a good candidate. My ophthalmogist was not pushy about it -- but, given my age (43) -- the multifocals give me a better chance of not having to use reading glasses at all for the longest possible time -- which is what I was looking for.

    So far -- distance vision is GREAT when using both eyes.
     
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  9. wykoni

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  10. wykoni

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    Yes if you can send me brand, also results. I have my last evaluation on the 13th. My regular doctor said the only disadvantage he was of was halo vision at night when looking at like car lights. Have you seen this. Also, how is your mid range like if you were looking at pistol sights. Thanks, any info will prove helpful
     
  11. nosticks

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    Multi-focal lenses is the only way to go. You'll not only see the rear sight and the front sight but the target as well for rifle and pistol shooting. On the trap range, you'll pick up the bird faster and it will stay in focus all the way to the break. I had mine done in 2015, each eye a month apart, with the laser method.
     
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  12. wykoni

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    Do you have any halo problems
     
  13. jevoliva

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    Halos -- WAY better -- my right eye was MUCH worse than my left. I have the Alcon ACRYSof IQ - PanOptix. Toric - Power +10.00 (yeah, my eyes are bad)
     
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  14. jevoliva

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    wykoni -- don't shoot pistol, so can't help you there. With ophthalmologist clearance -- I hope to shoot the Indiana State Shoot - July 7-12 -- can give you a report during / after that. If you have your eval on the 13th -- I am guessing you won't have surgery until August....
     
  15. wykoni

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    No, with the multi focus lens, heard side effects can be halos when looking at car lights at night.
     
  16. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    crystalens. Work great. Vision is 20-20 from 2' to across the river. Work great. Wife got distance only and still wears glasses 90% of the time Crystalens AO Lens : Bausch + Lomb
     
  17. jevoliva

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    At this point, halos GREATLY improved, because. cataract wise, my right eye was WAY worse then my left. Can let you know more when I have both done.
     
  18. Ravenanme

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    Fortunately I had saved all my Non Corrective shooting glass lenses after I started wearing RX glasses and as years went by I finally had cataract removed from both eyes in 2019 , it has been wonderful
    using the colors to enhance the targets . You will be so happy you had them done as it's amazing how fast your vision can be improved !
     
  19. Jim R

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    Nosticks is right. I can see the sights and the targets clearly when I go to the pistol range. Get the Multi-focal lenses.
     
  20. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    My doctor said not all happy with multi focus lens. Went with the regular ones and use reading glasses.