I had them both done, one in July the other in September and it was a piece of cake.
In the US they will not do both eyes at once in case there are problems.
First day out of surgery was better but not great, the next day I sat around and vision and colors got brighter and sharper by the hour. Was like the first time I ever saw hi def tv. By the end of the day if they had called me to come in in the morning to have the second eye done I would have slept in the parking lot to make sure I wasn't late for my appointment.
I knew for a few years I had them but they went from 20/40 to 20/200 in a 6 months span. I could not stand to drive at night and oncoming traffic whited out everything.
Having the one eye done 8 weeks till they did the other was sort of strange but after a few days you didn't notice the other eye was cloudy.
Hardest part of the whole ordeal was all the drops you needed to put into your eye, and the restrictions following getting the lens.
I could not swim for 3 weeks, could not lift more than 15 lbs for the first 2 weeks and he didn't want me to use the boat for a few weeks till everything healed up.
Now my vision is 20/25 without glasses, I still need to wear a reading glass, not for type like a book or newspaper but for the really fine print. I can't ever remember seeing this sharp and bright and I didnt need any type glasses till I was in my mid 50's.
The doctor told me I could have got the lens implanted where it would correct that but the insurance only pays for the OML type lens and for the other it would be [email protected]
lens. They claim the implants are better than what we are born with.
I would recommend this to anyone with cataracts it is painless, and success rate is in the 95% range.
I was awake and talking to the doctor and nurses the whole time and you will not believe how much you couldn't see before you had the operation