I would love to ask advice from my fellow metalsmiths. My cataracts are getting worse. Surgery can no longer be avoided.
If you had cataract surgery done, would you please share what focal distance and what lenses you chose and if you are happy with the outcome?
So far, I saw one doctor and he was pushing the premium multi focal lens. Not much information was given. I am concerned that multi-focal lenses might not be the best option for a jewelry maker because of the loss of contrast.
I would love to find a doctor who is willing to consider the special vision needs we as metalsmiths and jewelry makers have for our work. And yes, I am rather nervous about the surgery. I need to be able to work a few more years.
I would like to add that I have been nearsighted all my life and have a bit of astigmatism (OD -2.75, -0.5, 145, +2.5
OS -1.5, -1.25, 165, +2.5).
Having to choose between far and near vision is a big decision. Not sure what would be best. If I could get near and intermediate vision without eyeglasses, I would go for that, but it seems like both cannot be had.
I heard about mini monovision and that it is working well for a lot of people. It would be good to know if that works for jewelry makers as well.
And finally, if you are in the Seattle area, I would love to get a recommendation for a good eye surgeon.