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Since a cataract removal 3 years ago on my left eye I’ve had

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Since a cataract removal 3 years ago on my left eye I’ve had to push each pair of spectacles high up on my nose in order to read clearly, meaning only short reading sessions. Focusing with this eye is now worse, mainly close vision, and I’m becoming quite distressed
JA: The Ophthalmologist can help. To begin, when was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?
Customer: 2 weeks ago. I often have to blink to focus.
JA: Thank you so much for your answers. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history the Ophthalmologist should know?
Customer: No, I’m a very healthy 81 yr old with only Atrial Fibrillation needing medication.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I agree

thank you for your question.

dry eyes can be a frequent cause of difficulty focusing. cataract surgery often improves vision but can also worsen pre-existing dry eyes. regular use of artificial tears, moisturizing eye drops can help. using these drops over the counter at least 4 times per day is best. if this helps but not long lasting, you can consider seeing your doctors for other options such as punctal plugs or prescription medicines.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do have dry eyes and I use Clinitas Carbomer gel for it, but only twice a day. I’ll try to use it more. However the answer to my problem does not cover the fact of having to raise and hold my glasses high in order to read clearly, which is not normal and has been going on for 3 years!

the glasses issue may have to do with how the bifocal is set. if you are having to raise the glasses up, it tells me that the power of the reading part is too low. you may want to check with the optician to get the power of the bifocal increased or moved up higher on the lens.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. When I can afford it, I’ll have another eye test, Stroud easing that the reading area should be stronger. I only had new glasses in February, so I’ll have to wait a while!

hi, yes making the reading area both LARGER AND STRONGER should be help. no line progressive bifocal tends to have small reading areas. work with the optician to get the right fit for you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your help. I'll come back to you once I have new glasses.