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Re: Yearly? Eye Exam
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2022, 12:15:19 PM »
Thatís what my optometrist said also, if I ever got cataracts they would put in a new perfectly shaped lens and done.  He said it was a quick operation and routine.  
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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2022, 01:15:45 PM »
Thatís what my optometrist said also, if I ever got cataracts they would put in a new perfectly shaped lens and done.  He said it was a quick operation and routine.  
And get to choose on a lens for long distance, or short distance. Use glasses to correct the other as needed. 
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« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2022, 02:30:56 PM »

I had my annual eye exam on November 3rd when doctor found a film on my left eye. She called it a secondary cataract after having cataracts removed a couple years ago. I had laser removal of it this morning and have some floaters which are now going away.

Will go in for new glasses next week.

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« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2022, 07:58:32 AM »
Yall are lucky.

I've been seeing an ophthalmologist for eye exams every year for longer than I can remember.
The reason is i have High Myopia (nearsitedness), my prescription is a -12+ diopter. I have only met one person with higher.
The last couple years my Dr. is also keeping a close eye on a form of macular degeneration related to my high myopia

I get my glasses at an Optician, all they do is make glasses, there are only 2 people there that i like to touch mine.

I do tend to get all the expensive options added to my lenses, the ones i got this year were about $800/pair.

This year was the first time my prescription was totally screwed up, the new person at my Dr. just got it wrong.
There was a major change for me, about 1/2 diopter and the astigmatism correction was significant also.
The lenses were redone under warranty.

When I got my progressive lenses I had no problems adjusting to them.
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Re: Yearly? Eye Exam
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2022, 09:33:02 AM »
Lots of older folks around, including mother,  that have to go for wet AMD injections to curtail blood vessel growth. Took mother to the clinic this week and it's a steady coming and going of patients. Three doctors in that clinic doing it. Somebody is coining it. Thankfully, Medicare covers it here.
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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2023, 08:38:20 PM »
I finally got in for a visit to get started taking care of my cataracts today. Took several months just to get an appointment for the initial optometrist visit after putting it off for the last 2 years. Beginning of this year my vision blurriness really started to accelerate and it became impossible to drive at night with oncoming headlights becoming giant refracted stars. They scanned my retinas and luckily they have no damage and set me up with a surgeon I am on the waiting list for. Their surgeon is out until Nov to Dec to have it done so I am referred to a big group near Rochester they use that has an opening in 4 to 6 weeks for the initial visit and lens scan. Then another 4 weeks after that to do the first eye with the second 2 weeks later. Was told there is a 98% chance I will no longer need glasses for driving after the procedures, Guess it depends on the initial scan to determine the lens. After having the start of cataracts for a couple years I couldn't believe how fast my vision started going the last couple weeks. Could only identify the letter on the eye test when it was at the largest size with one character on the screen and not much lenses can do now to correct anything. Can't believe how far out doctor appointments for anything are now. Another little thing just happened that may be another side effect related to my Covid vaccine constant problems. My doc said my Thyroid just died after constant rounds of blood tests trying to figure out what's wrong with me. So on meds for that now. Also testing positive for autoimmune problems since the vaccine. They pulled me off Crestor with all my muscle issues and my Cardiologist wants me back on it with the cholesterol zooming but my insurance company drug plan is now denying it because there is a generic. They swapped it out once and the generic stuff crippled me like all the other satins I tried. Tough getting old. But hopefully my eyes will be fixed soon
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« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2023, 09:11:15 PM »
I am in between insurance now. I pay less for some of my meds, then when I had insurance.  ???
I am on an inhaler that I pay $30 for 90 days. 
Just need to ask the pharmacy what can be done.
They never asked for any income or nothing.
The inhaler I've had for a couple years. Was going to cost me $300 a month,  :o  through my insurance. 
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« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2023, 06:14:45 AM »
I am in between insurance now. I pay less for some of my meds, then when I had insurance.  ???
I am on an inhaler that I pay $30 for 90 days.
Just need to ask the pharmacy what can be done.
They never asked for any income or nothing.
The inhaler I've had for a couple years. Was going to cost me $300 a month,  :o  through my insurance.
When you are stuck only being able to tolerate one name brand drug it's not that easy. Believe me we have tried everything else with severe side effects.  My cardiologist is fighting to have me put on a bi weekly injection of another cholesterol drug that costs almost 4x as much if they won't approve the Crestor and says they can't deny that as a last choice. Also looking into a new drug that works in the water in your body not causing muscles to cramp but that's definitely not covered either. Just stinks how insurance  companies keep switching mail order drug plans and don't go by your doctors orders.
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« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2023, 11:54:03 AM »
Well had cataract surgery done yesterday and today I have gone from 20 / 200 vision with glasses to 20 / 25 vision without glasses.  Finally know what white is again.  Still some dilation and swelling from the procedure and should be at 20 / 20 soon. What an quick and easy procedure with instant results.  Can't wait to get second one done next month. 
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