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Re: getting older and motorcycling

Post #61 by CYBORG » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:35 pm

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desertrefugee wrote:I had cataract surgery performed on both eyes some years ago. Synthetic lens implants… and no more nearsightedness! But, one of the biggest surprises was a reduction in glare from lights at night. Makes nighttime driving a lot more comfortable.


I started the process last month. Hope I get the same results

Colors will also be a lot brighter :-D

The first eye I had done is about the same as you discri9bed. The other eye is scheduled for Jan, 16. I'm hoping for good results on that one. May need glasses for close up stuff, but distant should be good. Been wearing glasses since I was 10 years old. Will be nice, but strange, to ride without them. Can't wait til spring
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Re: getting older and motorcycling

Post #62 by scootsx2 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:53 pm

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I started the process last month. Hope I get the same results

Colors will also be a lot brighter :-D


... May need glasses for close up stuff, but distant should be good. ...

My insurance paid for basic fixed focus implanted lenses which are set for distance. I only need glasses for the close stuff so I use "blended" lenses so I don't have to constantly do the on/off thing.
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Re: getting older and motorcycling

Post #63 by CYBORG » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:06 am

scootsx2 wrote:
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scootsx2 wrote:Colors will also be a lot brighter :-D


... May need glasses for close up stuff, but distant should be good. ...

My insurance paid for basic fixed focus implanted lenses which are set for distance. I only need glasses for the close stuff so I use "blended" lenses so I don't have to constantly do the on/off thing.

Sounds like the same thing I'm looking at. Will probable opt for the same thing. Easier then trying to keep track of a pair of glasses
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Re: getting older and motorcycling

Post #64 by Mike-C » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:11 am

Gents;
I find, as I get older, that my balance is not what it used to be. Not on a motorcycle, but ladders and things that are more than 5 or so feet off the ground, I am more afraid of heights. This past summer I was up on my son, Barrie's, roof and I found it hard to transition from the ladder to the roof and once I was up there it was another 5-10 minutes before I could walk around freely. My eyes are still good (glasses of course). I think my reflexes are still good and I find myself thinking about Bob Seeger's song 'Like a Rock' more often.
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Re: getting older and motorcycling

Post #65 by Sidecar Bob » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:16 pm

I don't think that will change with age for me because I've never been comfortable on sloped roofs.
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Re: getting older and motorcycling

Post #66 by rcmatt007 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:16 am

I always could see best close up, so I never wore my glasses at work. While my distance sight has improved somewhat, I now cannot see small things close up. I always took my glasses off (or did not wear them) when I worked on things. It would be a "learning curve" to have to put glasses on for close up work....

although I have also had to learn 6 different #@&% electronic medical records over the past decade (they all are lousy, some more than others)
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Re: getting older and motorcycling

Post #67 by Mike-C » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:11 am

Bob, the roof is not that bad, it is just me . .
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Re: getting older and motorcycling

Post #68 by rcmatt007 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:16 am

I get the roof thing as well. Or when I had my 24' ladder on the deck trying to clean the second story gutters. YIKES!!!!!
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"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
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Re: getting older and motorcycling

Post #69 by Sidecar Bob » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:05 pm

I start to feel like I'm about to fall just looking at that pic.....
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Re: getting older and motorcycling

Post #70 by Mike-C » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:24 pm

Bob, he calls it his house on three vertical acres .. . My dually is 2WD and will not make it up the second half of the driveway.
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Re: getting older and motorcycling

Post #71 by Sidecar Bob » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:26 pm

Hills I can handle, although I might suggest he install a winch (or maybe an elevator) ;-)
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Re: getting older and motorcycling

Post #72 by rcmatt007 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:07 am

I bet it is easier to get down that hill!
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
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Re: getting older and motorcycling

Post #73 by Mike-C » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:30 am

Gents;
Gravity is your friend when you are leaving, for sure. He has a 4WD Toyota Tacoma and there are times in the winter when he parks where my truck was parked and walks up the hill.
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