I picked up the new glasses on Sunday. The scales fell from my eyes, and I could see!
I suspect most of the problem was with the totally scratched lenses.
And, I have an appointment with the opthamologist in August, for a consult about possible surgery.
The right eye, BTW, is doing fine. Slight tweak to the old prescription, nothing as catastrophic (my word) with what's going on with the left. I was watching the laptop reboot, and I noticed that the row of dots Mint displays were reasonably clear for both eyes, with glasses. Without, the dots looked more like a row of half daisies. Actually, a pretty cool little pattern.
If I can duplicate it, I'll try and sketch it.