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Old March 4th, 2019, 05:26 AM   #1
 
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Question Cataract Surgery

OK ....... get my last cataract removed in 2-days. Long story short, I opted for the Toric-lens and for distance sight. In short Ill need glasses to read!!

The 1st eye repaired a few weeks ago is great, with 20/25 vision, but pistol sights and iron sights on my rifle are blurred!

I'm thinking what I need to shoot again is lenses with "plain-glass" for distance and a no line bifocal for near sight??

Any of you folks crossed this path yet??



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Yes, just a find a doc who shoots! I got a pair of glasses that focus on the front sights and leave the target a bit blurry. Works just fine for me and my wife. Get yourself a reflex red dot sight and you'll probably find that you don't even need corrective lenses. So far, I've put reflex sights on three of our guns and they're perfect!
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A couple of years ago had cataract surgery in both eyes and elected to leave my eyes a little near sighted. I now wear glasses with about -1.75 and -1.5 diopter correction which is vastly better than the -4 diopter correction I've needed since childhood.

I chose to need glasses since between shooting and riding a bicycle I have to wear them anyway and my slight near sightedness is an advantage. I can read without my glasses and could drive a car in a pinch but it's not perfect.

As to open sights, yes if your lens is adjusted for good distance vision, the sights are going to be blurred. You cannot have it all.

Have you considered red dot sights for your pistols and either that or a scope for your rifles? They will transform how well you can see both the sight and the target.
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I am 63 and I have the same strength glasses that I had at 12; the differerence for me is bi-focals. And that is about it.
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I don't know if replacement lens are capable of this but here goes.
My Doc helped me by using 3-focal lenses. Top lens = distance, middle lens = front sight, lower lens for reading. Can't hurt to ask if that's possible.
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I am 63 and I have the same strength glasses that I had at 12; the differerence for me is bi-focals. And that is about it.
Just wait a few more years.
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Well, my doctor says I have cataracts, not CATARACTS. So I am good to go for a few more years or so. Maybe by then they will have something like bifocal lens to put in for me????
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I had cataract surgery at 70, ten years ago and wear 2.50 reading glasses. When shooting my CCW I use iron sights and wear non-prescription shooting glasse. focusing the best I can on the front sight. (it’s slightly out of focus with both eyes open, but good enough for self defense...in my opinion) I really don’t want an optic on my SR9c, Sr1911 or Glock 19.

My target shooting and hunting mostly with my mouse rifles and pistols have red dot sights and if I adjust the red dot well it is nice, clear and crisp. These are for fun squirrel and other small critters as well as paper.

I’m sure you will see a variety of methods to appproach adaption with lens implants and will adapt your own approach to continue enjoy shooting in advanced age as many of have.

Keep on shooting!!!!!
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I had surgery on both eyes years ago.

Loved the correction and bright colors again.

I found laser sights the perfect solution.
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Had both eyes done and although I was always horrendously near sighted and could read even the tiniest print without glasses, I had to wear glasses for any distance at all, including seeing the dirt on the floor if I wanted to sweep it. After the cataract surgery I could see 'miles away' -- but not a darned thing up close! SO......

For everyday wear I have trifocals WITH LINES because I tried the progressive lenses and could not focus on anything at all - I mean nothing! I always wear polycaronate lenses because - well - I might have to shoot with these glasses on!

AND I have the middle trifocal part made wider, fatter and set higher, leaving the bottom reading part smaller. If I am looking straight forward I am looking through that middle trifocal part. For me this works best because I spend most of my time at the computer, or cooking, or shooting when weather and health permits. And with that wide center trifocal I can also easily shoot with my everyday glasses without having to tilt my head so my eyes are in the center of the center part of the lens.

For shooting - my prescription safety glasses lenses are single prescription trifocal only. That gives me the sharp pistol aiming picture I need. Target is sort of fuzzy and downright blurred when out to 25 yards, but when you aim for center of mass (or center of target) you don't need to see the details of the target.

Being able to clearly focus on that front sight without having to "find the spot" on the glasses is ideal.

I hope that makes sense.

Remember when you have prescription glasses made: They have to make them exactly the way you tell them you want them. Be very specific. It is your money!
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I had cataracts removed from both eyes this past Dec. - Jan. I've only been to the range once since. Oh, I have multifocal lenses and astigmatism correction. I have to use glasses for fine print otherwise none. I can focus on the front sight of a pistol. I shot my 10/22 with a peep sight on it, great since the astigmatism is gone. I think I'll be good for rifle and pistol. Some years ago I had a pair of glasses made with distance RX in the left eye, the right eye was focused on the front sight of a pistol. These worked amazingly well for range work. I could wear them for 15-20 minutes and forget I had them on during a match. About half the time I wouldn't notice them til I was driving home.
It was a little strange, shoot with both eyes open and the target as well as the front sight was in focus. You might give it a try. I know that some people have this type arrangement for daily wear, one eye distance the other to read with, I might have been able to do it if I had tried.
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I have them developing and at some point will need my eyes done. I have always been far sighted and tested 20-10 on a good day and 20-15 anytime. It is slowly deteriorating. I started wearing reading glasses in college and now have no line bi-focal's. I figure when I have them done I will do like the OP and have the distance lens and use the no lines for intermediate and reading.
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I was nearsighted since 4th grade. I am now on the other side of 70, and had cataract surgery done about 3 years ago. Had femtosecond laser surgery done, and now I have 20/15 vision. Awesome for everything but reading and shooting with open sights. I use safety glasses with a 2.5 magnifier bottom lens built in. For hand gun I practice point and shoot. I know I will never be a competitive shooter, but self defense I am very comfortable with my skills. up until Christmas, all my rifled long guns were scoped and no problems. Just added a open sight 22lr and had fun getting it sighted in at 50 yards. It will take a few more trips to the range with it to find out if I need to change anything.
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I just went through cataract surgery 8 weeks ago, both eyes done. I now have 20/20 vision at a distance and use + 2.5 for reading. Your eyes may improve from 20/25 as my eyes did. My surgeon said that improvement sometimes continues for a year with the healing process. Yes, there is an implant that will correct reading, middle and far distance. This was an option for me for another $2500. I am under Medicare and my surgery/implant was covered and I opted out for the "special" lens and extra cost, I am happy with the results. Try a peep sight for your shooting of rifles I have had good results
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