I THINK CATARACTS ARE GOING TO BE THE ISSUE. I WAS 50 YEARS OLD AND HAVING SAME PROBLEM, I THOUGHT I NEEDED NEW CONTACTS ONLY TO FIND OUT I HAD CATARACTS AT 50..SINCE THEN I HAD BOTH EYES DONE AND HAVE GREAT VISION. THE SURGERY IS ANNOYING AT BEST BUT THE RESULT IS A MUCH CLEARER LOOKING WORLD.
BUT A BIG BLAST TO MY EGO,,,I THOUGHT ONLY PEOPLE WHO WERE 80 HAD CATARACTS, NOT THE CASE, IT SEEMS ALL AGES ARE SUSPECT!!
I'm sure Stephany can give you more detailed info about cataract surgery than I can...but I would highly recommend the surgery. I went from wearing glasses since I was in high school to seeing distances well enough not to need glasses to drive. The down side for me was the need to wear glasses to read everything...but I'd rather that than have to wear glasses all the time! It was so fun to go shopping for non prescription sun glasses!!! There is also a new lens that corrects both distance and close vision but I wasn't a candidate for it. If Jerry continues to have problems, the cataract surgery is the way to go. It will be a piece of cake after going through RC and chemo. Margot
The eye doc says the vision problems are a result of cataracts. He said that the large doses of steroids Jerry received during his chemo treatments sped up the formation/growth of them. It is possible that wearing these new glasses could slow down the progression, however he said to expect the need for surgery within the next year. We'll see how he is when they re-check him next month.
Thank you all for your support and replies.