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December 07, 2010

My Dad Turns 80 and I Find Out His ReSTOR Eyes Are Better Than Mine!

My dad turned 80 yesterday!  My sister and I decided to buy him an iPad for his birthday.  He constantly travels back and forth to Florida, and is always watching movies on a mini DVD player, or listening to a book on tape.  I figured an iPad would allow him to do all it in one.  Only one problem, he is technologically challenged.

So, yesterday, after giving him his present, I spent some time configuring the iPad.  He didn't even know if he had wireless in his house!  After finding the wireless router I had to figure out it's code and password.  Luckily they are printed on the router.

Now, at 54 years old, I consider myself lucky.  I have perfect distance vision, and generally don't wear readers.  This is certainly the exception.  The print on the router is quite small, and every time I entered the information onto the iPad it did not configure!  Finally I handed the router to my dad and asked him to read it.  He got it right the first time and the router was configured!

Now, he also has perfect distance vision and doesn't wear readers!  The difference?  I did cataract surgery on my dad 2 years ago and implanted the ReSTOR multifocal IOL.

I hate to admit it, but it appears that his 80 year old ReSTOR eyes work better than my 54 year old eyes!  Boy is that depressing...


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Gifts for 80-year anniversary iPad ... It's like advertising iPad...I hope grandfather liked the gift

i like that. ipad gift for 80 year old. so sweet. hope, when the day i become 80 year old, one of my children will also give me an iPad, lol..

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