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Subject: [Leica] OT: Thoughts on cataract surgery?
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2020 13:22:50 -0500
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I had both eyes done, with my shooting eye (left) at infinity and my right
eye at reading distance.

It worked out great as I do not need glasses for most things, though I do
use them for the computer and readng. The right eye prescription is almost
blank and the left eye lens brings the eye to close-up. This avoids
eyestrain on the more heavily used eye.

I drive without glasses with no particular problem as the brain tricks you
into binocular vision.

The only problem I've run into is that I have to close my close eye when
taking the eye test at the DMV, as the machine doesn't "get" what I am


Sonny <>
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Oldest Permanent Settlement in the Louisiana Purchase


On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 12:23 PM Adam Bridge via LUG <lug at>

> I imagine there are many on this list that have had cataract surgery.
> I?ll be having both eyes done at the same time. It?s all the latest rage
> what with COVID-19 etc. And, says the doc, $$$.
> I was given the option to have one eye properly focused for distance and
> one eye focused for medium distance. The thought was: one to look through
> the camera the other to be able to read the screen.
> Have any of you made this choice? If so has it worked out for you? I know
> my up-close vision doesn?t allow me to read the screens on my cameras.
> I?d appreciate any thoughts the group might share.
> Best regards,
> Adam Bridge
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