I have been super nearsighted ever since I was a kid. I learned I had cataracts a couple months ago, likely a diabetes complication, had surgery on my left eye a couple weeks ago and last week had surgery on my right eye! If anyone else needs cataract surgery it is pretty quick and painless. With the implanted lenses I can now see about 20/30 without needing glasses or contacts.
It is pretty amazing to be seeing bright colors and things clearly in the distance without glasses. It is probably the best distance vision I have had since I was 6 years old!
So I guess, thanks diabetes? Otherwise I’d probably have to wait until my 70’s to get cataract surgery?
Now I just gotta get used to reading glasses because anything within an arm’s length is really a blur. I still haven’t figured out a good system but am starting to amass a collection of different readers to stash in different places…