So…how many of you have undergone cataract surgery? I only ask because on August 1, I’m having the procedure performed on my left eye. The right eye will be done on August 22. Of course I’m a nervous wreck. But I’m happy to have the corrective work. Hopefully, when the first proof of my cookbook arrives in mid-August, I’ll be able to read it!
Here are two common symptoms of cataracts:
Foggy vision. By “foggy,” I don’t mean “blurry.” Blurry vision is usually corrected with contact lenses or eyeglasses. If your cataracts are like mine, you’ll think your eyeglasses are dirty. Ditto for your computer monitor, bathroom mirror, and car windshield.
Nighttime glare. You’ll swear that every oncoming motorist has his or her “brights” (high beams) turned on. When I’d angrily flash my own brights at these thoughtless drivers, they’d angrily return the gesture. Oops.
Probably I should have expected cataracts. My parents and other relatives had them, along with the corrective surgery. Silver Fox had the surgery, too, several years ago. He no longer needs glasses.
Anyway, if you suspect you might have cataracts, please don’t do what I did for two consecutive years, and waste your time and money at LensCrafters. Get thee to an honest-to-goodness ophthalmologist!
And if you’ve had cataract surgery, please talk to me in the comments field below. How long was the recovery time for you?
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