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Information Vision Impaired

Lord Chance

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Everyone here at iHF knows old LC no look to good and his eyesight is pretty poor as well. Having had to search for help to make using my computer easier was a challenge but I was one of the fortunate people that could call on a programmer and tech that understood my special needs. I am grateful that my vision has improved and my needs are fewer. Doing some research for a friends mother-in-law, I came across a link to a PDF file that has resources for the vision impaired.

Thank you Oklahoma ABLE Tech for such a great resource. :mrgreen:

http://www.ok.gov/abletech/documents/ATExpoNewview.pdf
 

Arctos

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Thanks LC, there may be something that may come in handy later on.

I have to go to the optometrist, to make a initial appointment to see a specialist via my GP to get a fingerprint nuked (Lasik) off the inside of my right eye. A leftover from the cataract removal on that eye a couple of years back...
 

Lord Chance

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Thanks LC, there may be something that may come in handy later on.

I have to go to the optometrist, to make a initial appointment to see a specialist via my GP to get a fingerprint nuked (Lasik) off the inside of my right eye. A leftover from the cataract removal on that eye a couple of years back...
They are doing wonderful things with the eyes these day. I know a lovely lady that has near 20/20 vision after cataract removal. She has worn glasses for most of her life. Wish my situation was conducive to a fix like that but I shall not fret over it. ;)
 

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My right eye has copped a fair hiding over the years, from a lazy eye when I was a kid (I learnt who and how to fight in a school yard then) a shipload of welding flashes, a couple of good whacks in the from various things. Must of had a bucket load of dirt and dust and a nasty piece of carp pulled out of my right eye at the mines medical centre.
It seems I walk around with the left buggër closed... :D
 

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They are doing wonderful things with the eyes these day. I know a lovely lady that has near 20/20 vision after cataract removal. She has worn glasses for most of her life. Wish my situation was conducive to a fix like that but I shall not fret over it. ;)
My wife was diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes and she also had a astigmatism. She was also very self conscious about the thickness of the lenses in her glasses. They did one eye at a time in day surgery which took about an hour, and she was awake the whole time which I still shudder thinking about it. After about a month they did the other one during which she ended up with the biggest black eye ive ever seen. Apparently something to do with placing an injection.

Within a month of that she had perfect vision, and no longer wears glasses of any kind. Sometimes she nicks my readers to read something really fine but the difference is amazing. As you say LC "really wonderful things with eyes"

Bit different to me walking around the house looking for my glasses when they are already on my face:rolleyes:
 
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Lord Chance

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Bit different to me walking around the house looking for my glasses when they are already on my face:rolleyes:
That is not a vision problem my Friend. It is called CRS and accompanies the dreaded OldTimers disease of which I suffer. Mind you it is not fatal but it seems to amuse people around you. :lol:
 

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I went to the optometrist the other day, another new one but was more forthcoming with info than the woman last year.

The laser surgery is called Yag Capsulotomy. They nuke a piece of the lens capsule that is going cloudy so that it falls away, and lets more light through to the retina. So will have a few more floaters till they sink.down to the bottom of the eye...
 

Lord Chance

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I went to the optometrist the other day, another new one but was more forthcoming with info than the woman last year.

The laser surgery is called Yag Capsulotomy. They nuke a piece of the lens capsule that is going cloudy so that it falls away, and lets more light through to the retina. So will have a few more floaters till they sink.down to the bottom of the eye...
It is good to have a Doctor that will explain things to you. Had the quack that nearly blinded me explained my illness and treatment options I would have been more conservative with what I would allow.:caution: