Lens replacement not just for seniors

My vision started to decline in Grade 4. At least that’s when I got my first pair of sparkly blue glasses. Forty years later I had this eye procedure that replaces your natural lenses with prescription lenses. It’s called Refractive Lens Exchange. It’s the same surgery my parents had to remove cataracts, except my new multifocal, interocular lens implant corrected for both distance and reading. I could throw away my progressives . . . forever.

When my eye surgeon asked what it was like to have 20/20 vision again after 40 years, I began to think about the countless ways my vision had altered and shaped my life, starting with swimming lessons. Here’s what I recalled for him…

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