Question: I have high myopia, -7.25. Without my glasses I have very clear vision at 3-6 inches. I am planning to have Crystalens® Lens Implants, will I lose my clear near vision that I have now?
Answer: The fact that you are rather nearsighted does give you clear near vision at close distances. Once your distance vision is corrected after the cataract surgery and Crystalens® Lens Implants it is not likely that you will have the same level of clear vision at 3-6 inches. This could be overcome by your cataract surgeon intentionally overcorrecting your distance vision rendering you a bit nearsighted, however then your distance vision will not be clear. You need to have a thorough discussion with your cataract surgeon so that he or she can understand your preferences and take this into account in the final lens implant calculations.
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