Good morning, I'm faced with a decision on what type lens implant for cataract surgery on my 2nd (dominant) eye. I posted about this in 2016; I'd had cataract surgery in my right eye with a "surprise" Far Lens implant - no discussion from my ophthalmologist-- so unwanted surprise to me to lose my near vision. I decided against proceeding with the left eye as it wasn't necessary yet. But it's necessary now.
So my choices are:
1) Intermediate lens for my left eye which would give me mono vision, since I now have this far lens implant in right eye. I am getting a contact lens trial for this on Feb 11. ( I am told tho the implant for intermediate would not give as flexible a result as my natural lens.)
or 2) Far vision implant in left eye too which would leave me with no near vision. I still have enjoyed having near vision in my left eye the past 4 years , even tho reading was a problem because of the difference in refraction. But with option#2 I would be completely reliant on glasses for all near tasks. My current prescription is I RX: Sphere R-+1.75, L-+1.00, Cylinder R: -;75, L: -2.00, Axis: R-95,L-90. For 10 yrs I have a macular pucker in my right eye with no complications, FYI. (fingers crossed it will stay that way)
I am a graphic artist. Most of my time is spent on the computer or other near tasks. (If I had it to do over I'd get two intermediate lenses but I don't have that luxury) Gosh I sure would appreciate ANY insights. Also info as to whether people like me (graphic artsits0 adjust to MONO VISION. (one intermediate, 1 far). Or whether just bite the bullet & get another "Far" IOL. Thanks in advance!