posted on May, 8 2018 @ 05:00 AM
a reply to: Wookiep
There's another option!
I had cataract surgery about a decade ago (both eyes, not at the same time though). What I opted for is what they called 'mono-vision' (pretty sure
that's what it's called), which is where they make one eye far-sighted and the other near-sighted. They do this artificially with contacts in some
military helicopter pilots (where they have a monocle over one eye for targeting). You have to train your brain to adjust to it, but in the end you
wind up with actually better than 20/20 vision. I will likely never need glasses again, and my wife says I have "Bionic eyeballs" now because I can
see everything in exquisite detail (both near and far).
You might talk to your eye surgeon about this. It's pretty spectacular.
The way your brain works with it is, your brain learns to look at distant objects through one eye, and near objects with the other. It's not a
conscious switch from one to the other, but your brain just learns to do it automatically.
About the only negative thing I can say about it is, I now have a problem with bugs on a windshield directly in front of my field of view. There's
something about a smudge being on a piece of glass which is between me and what I'm looking at in the distance. It's like my eyes keep switching back
and forth (near, far, near, far, etc.) so I have to stop and clean it off. If I don't I'll get a headache after a while (not like a major headache,
but just an irritating one). In any case, I'd recommend this procedure to anyone! It's AWESOME to be able to see like this! (Note: The glass thing
doesn't happen with just any glass, it's just that a car windshield seems to be at just the right distance to cause it, but only when the object is
directly in front of where I'm looking).
edit on 5/8/2018 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)