Vicky Mason

Vicky Mason

Having needed contact lenses and glasses for more than 25 years Vicky Mason is thrilled that her cataract surgery means she no longer needs them.

Mrs Mason, had cataract surgery at Benenden Hospital on both eyes on the same day, as suggested by the consultant.

Just the following day there was a "miraculous" improvement in her eye sight and two months after the operations she said she is "thrilled" with the results

Within a few days my vision was perfect; I could drive and didn't need glasses at all. It's wonderful.

Mrs Mason, from Hawkhurst, Kent, who worked at Benenden Hospital for many years and has a background in nursing, said: "The Consultant has given me distance vision in one eye and reading vision in the other. I have worn contact lenses that have done this for years but didn't know it was possible with replacement lenses for cataract surgery and I was also thrilled that both eyes could be done on the same day".

"Thorough tests were carried out at the hospital's Eye Unit and a marked astigmatism was found so I was told that a Toric lens would be best for me.

"The optometrist and surgeon calculated precisely and the very next day I could see as well as I'd seen in ages. Within a few days my vision was perfect; I could drive and didn't need glasses at all. It's wonderful."

Published on 16 December 2016