Pretty much how I was, I had to wait until I got right up on mailbox numbers, street names, .etc before I could make them out. It was horrible at night to the point even the big signs on the highways were just green and white blobs until I was almost right on them. I had a pretty bad astigmatism as well, now I can see everything even at night.Damn, so you were almost legally blind in one eye. Shit, glad it worked out in the end!
I technically see well enough not to need any script, I just can't see like fine details like street signs. My brain can usually discern what something is and I can kinda figure it out, so to speak. I'm technically near-sighted.