“I Can See Clearly Now!” Claire- Cataract Patient


“The first time I realized I had cataracts was at the DMV. The clerk kept asking me to read the third line of the vision test, but where that line was suppose to be, all I could see was a very cloudy blob. She advised me to go see an eye doctor for an exam right away, because I would need the doctor’s signature to be able to receive my updated license. I made an appointment with Dr. Newsom who came highly recommended by several people. Upon completion of the exam, I was told that my right eye was at 2400, not 20/40 or even 20/30, and I had a fast growing cataract that needed to be extracted ASAP. On top of that, I also had a cataract growing in the left eye as well.

I was nervous to have anyone mess with my eyes, but I wanted to see. I had cataract surgery done on my right eye, and then a week later, I had my left eye done as well.  It was a painless procedure performed by Dr. Newsom at the Surgery Center. I truly am so very pleased with the Acrysof ReStor lenses placed in my eyes. This is my first day after the surgery on the left eye and I am typing this letter now, reading without glasses, and seeing colors so clearly that words cannot explain. I can honestly say I have found an old song that truly depicts how I feel, “I Can See Clearly Now!”