When Cindy (my bride) took an eye exam in Maine in September and then asked for her new prescription, the reply was "Your not getting a new prescription until your cataracts are removed. You are barely legal to drive in the state of "Maine".
Hence, we set up the surgery in Gulfport, Mississippi (a neat place to spend a winter). She had the right eye done almost 2 weeks ago. She now has 20/20 in that eye. This Doctor waits 7 weeks between eyes. In fact, other patients we've met in the waiting room indicates that he actually perfers to look at the other eye in about a year (of course, the doctor could have other concerns we're not aware of). I told Cindy she can recover looking at the slot machines in the many wonderful Casinos in this area
. Also, the buffet dinners at the Casinos offer fabulous meals for just pennies (really!). For the guy's- There is a "Harbor Freight" store in Gulfport
I agree with the comment made earlier about the prep period for surgery being a long time. Cindy had to have a physical with our family Doctor in NC before we came to Mississippi. Then the eye surgeon wanted two of his own exams before the first eye was to be completed.
She has some discomfort, as previously stated, looking through her glasses, as one lense has been removed. She now wears the "Mafia sun glasses" that were issued from the Doc- She looks like she could be in the "Blues Brothers" movie- Ha,Ha. Every day, for awhile, many eye drops are a necessary "side affect" of this surgery. One drop is for antibiotics and the other is for pain (for the first week).
All in all, it's looks like a 4 1/2- 5 month process. We'll be ready to "rock and roll" once again in April, enroute to Maine
Standard lenses are being implanted.
Good luck to all others facing cataract surgery,