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Couple years ago had my right eye done, right handed shooter. Had a Symfony multi focal lens for distance implanted. Biggest mistake Of my life. Almost can't drive at night anymore due to the halos and starburst. It is especially bad with LED lights. If I had it to do over I would go with a single vision lens for distance. Don't need readers as I am near sighted in my left eye.
 

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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.
I told my surgeon that I was a shhoter of long guns and pistols, she made the choice and I have 20/20 in both eyes with in two days of surgery. No distance issue or pisotl shooting issues. When in a bit darker situation I wear readers. Good Luck
 

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I had both eyes done about 4 years ago and went with my right eye for distance and kept my left for reading, I had been doing this prior with a contact only in my right eye for several years.

I'm a right handed, right eye dominate shooter that shoots pistol, rifle and shotgun (Trap) with both eyes open most of the time (rifle optics exception) with no ill effects. I am also an avid golfer and it has caused no issues there with depth precipitation being more of and issue in wedge shots than most shooting sports.

I will say that when I first started doing the distance only in the right eye I had headaches late in the day for about 3 weeks while the brain adapted to the new input.

Good luck with yours!
 

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Had my dominant right eye corrected for distance and have the left eye at 20/50 for reading. No problems shooting trap and I do not wear correcting glasses for my left eye when shooting. Scores are much better after switching to non prescription shooting glasses.
 

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I'm going to need to have my eyes done ... doc says maybe next year.

Just curious, how long after surgery until you were able to shoot?

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Just curious, how long after surgery until you were able to shoot?
Depends on your Doctor. Mine said 3 weeks. Others will let you shoot in a couple of days.YMMV
 

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Depends on your Doctor. Mine said 3 weeks. Others will let you shoot in a couple of days.YMMV
Thanks. Sounds like a good "winter" project if I can get it scheduled that way.
I would feel more comfortable with 3 weeks ... why rush it if you don't need to.
I appreciate the feedback!!
 

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Thanks. Sounds like a good "winter" project if I can get it scheduled that way.
I would feel more comfortable with 3 weeks ... why rush it if you don't need to.
I appreciate the feedback!!
If your Cataracts are bad enough to qualify for surgery don't wait. The change is remarkable and any apprehension you have is unfounded. I could not believe how much better my vision was as soon as I was done with the first eye. I could see better thru the metal shield with tiny holes than I could with the other eye.

I had the Laser Cataract surgery which heals faster than the standard type. They will only do one eye at a time so you should be go to go within a couple of days of the second eye, they will do them one week apart.
 

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Thanks. Sounds like a good "winter" project if I can get it scheduled that way.
I would feel more comfortable with 3 weeks ... why rush it if you don't need to.
I appreciate the feedback!!
I had mine done the Monday of Thanksgiving week. Took all of December off and went back after the first of the year. The weather sucked anyway. So if you don't shoot in the Winter it's a perfect time to get it done.
 
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OK -- I am 6 days post left eye being done -- things are going well. Not quite to where I would like them to be, but doing OK. No cheaters, no distance glasses. "mid range" is still a bit of problem. As for the halos -- been driving at night the last couple of nights and can say they aren't a problem. They are there, for sure, but -- kinda hard to explain -- not as bright or intense as before -- and as the other car gets closer -- they disappear.

MD cleared me to shoot at Indiana next week -- not sure I am going to do that, but the itch may be too great to not at least shoot the weekend. I'll be 2+ weeks post op on the second eye at that point.
 

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OK -- I am 6 days post left eye being done -- things are going well. Not quite to where I would like them to be, but doing OK. No cheaters, no distance glasses. "mid range" is still a bit of problem. As for the halos -- been driving at night the last couple of nights and can say they aren't a problem. They are there, for sure, but -- kinda hard to explain -- not as bright or intense as before -- and as the other car gets closer -- they disappear.
Let us know how the mid range turns out ....
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Fixed lens both eyes. Get $5 readers for reading and pistol shooting... If you're seriously going to shoot shotgun, fixed for both eyes is the solution.
 
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