On many mornings , Gerald Lambdin can be found greeting visitors to his backyard. An avid bird watcher, Gerald keeps a close eye on the trees surrounding his home to see who shows up. “About fifteen years ago I saw a bird I’d never seen before, and that caught my attention,” he explains. “I started venturing out to find migratory flyways. These days I do most of my bird watching in my backyard.”
When Gerald developed cataracts, his bird watching became difficult. “My sight was dim. It was like looking through something that wouldn’t let me see light,” he recalls. “Even colors were dim.” Gerald also had to wear glasses to help him read the newspaper and see while driving. After consultation with Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun, Gerald chose to have Crystalens implanted. He had one eye treated first, and then a year later he had the other eye treated as well.
“I chose Crystalens because I felt I needed to get as good of vision as I could. It worked very well,” he explains.
“After Crystalens, all of the colors came back. It was wonderful to see again!”
Now Gerald can clearly read road signs while driving, read the newspaper without glasses, and enjoy the beauty of the colorful feathered friends who visit his home. “It has made it a lot easier to identify birds with my improved vision,” he says. “Crystalens has made a world of difference.”