I am in my mid70s. I was always short sighted, -8.5 in one eye, -5.7 in the other. I began to have trouble with my vision around the age of 60. This was diagnosed as a cataract and over the next five years I had cataracts removed from both eyes. They were replaced with prescription lenses, and I chose to have lens that left me needing glasses for driving and distances but able to read and go about my ordinary life without wearing any aids to vision.
Apart from needing more light to read small print, and my night sight not being as good as it was, I can still thread quite a fine needle without too much trouble.
Compared with my eyesight from the age of 10 to 63, my eye sight is now immeasurably better.
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