Need Reading Glasses Now

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@marlina (60412)
Canada
October 13, 2016 6:01am CST
I had my second cataract surgery yesterday morning. Presently I see very blurry, can't wait that it goes away. I will have to use reading glasses from now on, what a pain it is going to be, as I never needed them before this. This morning I couldn't see the numbers on the thermostat, very frustrating. I have bought some cheap reading glasses until my vision settles down and my eye doctor can prescribe me the right ones. For everyone who has had cataract surgery, how do you like using reading glasses?
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@LadyDuck (118000)
• Switzerland
13 Oct 16
How is it that you did not need eye glasses before and you need them now? I only wear eye glasses to read and when I work in front of the computer.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
I was only using glasses for seeing far, not for close. Now with the surgery, it has changed everything.
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@LadyDuck (118000)
• Switzerland
13 Oct 16
@marlina When I was young I needed glasses to see far, aging the far view has "auto-corrected".
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
@LadyDuck I can't recall anyone telling me that age "corrected their problem".
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@Juliaacv (21938)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
I'm glad that your second surgery is behind you now. I've had to wear reading glasses since my early 40's and I don't like them either. I have bifocals, so that its just the bottom that are the readers and the top is just plain, but I can put them on when I get to work and not have to keep putting them on and off and on and off. I prefer these over the full lens being readers, and its easier when I'm out grocery shopping also.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
Thanks so much Julia @ Jliaacv , I have those cheap reading glasses right now as I have to wait 4 weeks before the prescribed ones. I hate it already, it's a pain in the neck, I might chose the kind that one wears all the time too. Does it show that they are bifocal?
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@Juliaacv (21938)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
@marlina No, mine do not have the line across them, I think that they're called progressive lens. I love them, and wouldn't go back to the readers, too much exercise taking them off and putting them on and taking them off.......
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
@Juliaacv Thank you so much for your input, I will certainly discuss this kind with my eye doctor when I see him again. I am already so sick of having to grab the reading glasses here and there and I am just starting.
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@Butchcass4 (5779)
• United States
13 Oct 16
I'm sorry you can't see right. I wear contact lens and often have to use reading glasses as I read my Bible. I hope your blurriness goes away. I pray the Lord Jesus touches your eyes and heals them as it is written in Psalm 107:20 He sent His Word and healed you and delivered you from all your destructions in Jesus name Amen.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
Thanks
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• United States
15 Oct 16
@marlina You are most welcomed. God bless you.
@sueznewz2 (9330)
• Alicante, Spain
13 Oct 16
I'm glad your second surgery has gone well... and I hope your vision soon clears... i've not had cataracts ... but it took me a couple of weeks to get used to bi focal glasses... and then I decided I would just have reading glasses... but I never really got used to the glasses, at all .... and now I wear multifocal contact lenses and am very happy with them.... but every one is different and reacts differently ... I'm sure you'll find what suits you best....
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
Thanks Susan @sueznewz2, I hope I find the "perfect" solution for me.
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@MALUSE (31568)
• Denmark
13 Oct 16
It's not surprising that you've got Problems reading. The text is in German, heehee. Seriously, you shouldn't be so impatient. Your new lenses need some time to settle. Impatience doesn't make the process faster. As to reading glasses: I really don't know why they bother you so much. So many people have them. Nobody will be shocked if you'll use them, too.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
The reading glasses bother me right now, because I am not used to put them off and on all the time. Never had that problem before. I know I am an impatient person. I saw my surgeon earlier this morning and he said that it should get better by the weekend.
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@Ronrybs (7075)
• London, England
13 Oct 16
I've used glasses for years and now have varifocals
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
How do you enjoy wearing "varifocals"?
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@Ronrybs (7075)
• London, England
13 Oct 16
@marlina Saves swapping pairs of glasses between reading, distance and using the computer. It took a day or two to get used to them
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
@Ronrybs Thanks for your answer.
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@PainsOnSlate (18995)
• Canada
15 Oct 16
I have been wearing glasses for years. They are a pain to begin with and always remember where you put them down because you will be looking all over the place for them the first few months... I can't see without them now so I wear them all the time. I have bifocals now. I hope you have a speedy recovery.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
15 Oct 16
Thanks, I hope it gets better soon too.
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@Marty1 (25445)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16 Oct 16
@painsonslate i always have the problem of forgetting where i put either of the two pairs i wear and remember where i put them. I am still doing that from May!
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• Canada
16 Oct 16
I've written on more than one website about how to remember where you put something... I heard this on a talk show on the radio while driving somewhere and thought it was something I needed to try. The suggestion was to "Bomb" any flat serfice with your glasses (or keys or anything you tend to lose.) When you say to yourself I am bombing the buffet or dresser etc to yourself when you put that item down ....you will remember where it is. it worked for me and I was amazed. So when you put your glasses down, tell yourself you are bombing (whatever the surface is) and you will remember. Since I wear mine all the time now I don't lose them anymore...@Marty1
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@DianneN (57207)
• United States
15 Oct 16
I'm happy your surgery went well and is over. You are the first person I have heard of that needed glasses after surgery. I used to use glasses to see distance - TV, movies, driving, but as I aged, I don't need them anymore. Now I need reading glasses. They are a nuisance!
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
15 Oct 16
I had glasses for far away, but now I will need reading glasses. I know it will be a nuisance!
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@DianneN (57207)
• United States
15 Oct 16
@marlina My son and his fiancée are in Montreal right now and loving it. Good luck with your eyeglasses.
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@Marty1 (25445)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16 Oct 16
@dianneN I need glasses for reading and a different glasses fro reading It is surely is a pain but at least i can read a boom again after three years i could not see.
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@jennyjoy (2030)
• Bangalore, India
13 Oct 16
Glad to hear the surgery is over.Glasses are a nuisance but a necessity for some ,including me.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
I know, they are a necessity now for close.
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@jennyjoy (2030)
• Bangalore, India
15 Oct 16
@marlina So you will have to use them continuously?.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
15 Oct 16
@jennyjoy Yes, for reading and working with something close.
@HazySue (16541)
• United States
13 Oct 16
I only have to wear glasses to see off. I haven't had cataracts, at least not yet.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
I think cataracts come with being older, maybe you are too young.
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@HazySue (16541)
• United States
14 Oct 16
@marlina I think I am old, 66, I just think that so far I am lucky.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
14 Oct 16
@HazySue You are a few years younger than I then.
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@just4him (88712)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Oct 16
Cataract surgery is in my future, so not there yet. However, if it gets rid of my bifocals and allows me to see better, I would welcome ordinary reading glasses.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
Good luck with your surgery when the time comes.
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@just4him (88712)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Oct 16
@marlina Thanks, it's going to be a while before that happens.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
15 Oct 16
@just4him Good that it will take a while before your surgery.
@alberello75 (12909)
• Genova, Italy
18 Oct 16
I'm not (yet) operated of cataract. However, I wear glasses since the year 1999. Now they are no longer sufficient, I have to make it again, for a cost of over 300 €!
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
19 Oct 16
Glasses are not cheap.
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@alberello75 (12909)
• Genova, Italy
19 Oct 16
@marlina In fact, they cost a lot of money!
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Oct 16
I have to wear contacts and glasses depending on when, over time one get's used to it
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
15 Oct 16
I guess we get used to everything in life.
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• Centralia, Missouri
16 Oct 16
@marlina very true
@skysnap (17579)
13 Oct 16
I need glasses while reading or watching TV.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
Are you thinking of having laser surgery one day?
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@skysnap (17579)
13 Oct 16
@marlina no. i'd just let the nature do it's course. not going to do laser.
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• Guangzhou, China
18 Oct 16
10 years ago i got my first glasses just because everybody wear them.but now i only wear them when i'm working with the computer.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
18 Oct 16
Why would one wear glasses just because others do?
@LoriAMoore (9542)
• United States
14 Oct 16
I haven't had cataract surgery but I need 'cheater readers' in order to view computer and read. It's no fun.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
14 Oct 16
No fun, using them right now while I wait for the real prescription ( 4 weeks to go).
• China
14 Oct 16
I have been short-sighted,but now can still see the minute words without reading glasses.Hope your vision will soon settle down.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
14 Oct 16
Thats' great! Still blurry today, I guess it will take a few more days.
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@1hopefulman (19508)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
I have worn glasses since my early teens. Now they are progressive as I don't see far and don't see close anymore. It would be nice and it will be one day to not need glasses anymore.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
It would be nice not to have any glasses at all.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Oct 16
I'm glad your surgery is done. My mom just had the surgery and doesn't need her glasses now. I'm sorry that you do need them now. =(
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
It will be reading glasses, not for seeing far.
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• United States
13 Oct 16
Hum, wonder why you now need reading glasses? I don't remember my parents needing the after their surgeries. I wear bi-focals so I always wear glasses, doesn't bother me at all.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
Because my vision has changed now. Can't do anything close without those glasses now. Pain in the neck. Maybe your parents had them and you don't remember.
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