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What is a bad idea is to function with both eyes being different. So, either use a contact lens in the left eye to make it agree with the right eye, or have the implant match the left eye. I think the first alternative is the one I would choose, but this was because I a) never used contacts and b) refuse to look into a camera viewfinder with glasses. Until my both eyes had cataract surgery, I used to put a 2 diopter lens in my camera viewfinders. Hope what I wrote helps and is not too confusing. Herb >LUG: I'm going to have cataract surgery in my right (dominant) eye >in a couple of weeks. My left eye is fine. > >I'm told that I will probably have a choice. I can get my right eye >corrected for distance. Or get it corrected to be approximately the >same as my left eye, which currently has a distance prescription of >-3.00, no astigmatism. > >Has anyone on the LUG had to make this choice? What did you decide, >and how did it work out for you? > >Background: I've been nearsighted and worn glasses most of my life. >I wore monovision contacts for the past several years. They worked >well for general use during the day--I could see, drive, do casual >things on the computer, read menus, etc. When working extensively >at the computer during the day, I wore a pair of cheap reading >glasses from which I'd removed the left lens, so both my eyes were >"set" to computer distance. At night, I took out the contacts and >used regular bifocals or computer glasses. > >This arrangement worked well until the past year, when the >cataract's effects made monovision too much of a compromise. > >The idea of having my right eye perfect for distance appeals to me, >as I could do without glasses a large portion of the time. And (not >incidentally) use a Leica RF without glasses. But this is "for >keeps," so I want to be sure I make the right choice for the right >reasons. > >--Peter > >_______________________________________________ >Leica Users Group. >See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information -- Herbert Kanner kanner at acm.org 650-326-8204 Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer!