This is a little bit of an odd thread, but I need some good advice and figured there would be several guys that might have been in the same boat as I am. Here goes... I was diagnosed with cataracts last year. The right eye is worse than the left, but I'm still able to see relatively well unless it's when I'm driving at night. If I don't consciously think about it, my vision is fine. The eye surgeon says they are fast growing cataracts. I've worn glasses for about 63 years now. I am near sighted...blind as a bat at a distance without my glasses. Because of a severe stroke and damage to my optic never, I am only a candidate for corrective surgery that will give me perfect vision at a distance or close up...not both. I chose distance. Right now, when I work on anything close up, I take my glasses off and I have perfect vision up to 8 inches away from my eyes. (measured). When I have surgery, I'll lose that ability and will need to use reader glasses for close up. I'm certain someone on this forum has experienced the same thing I am. On the one hand, I'd love to be able to see at a distance without glasses. I'd love to wear regular sunglasses. But on the other hand, I am afraid that I'll lose my ability to see well close up. I've never used optical visors. Will they work better than reader glasses. Surgery is set for October 2. I'd sure appreciate any advice/experiences/suggestions anyone might have. Thanks!