Santa Needs Cataract Surgery

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Santa is making his list, checking it twice — and maybe even a third time, since his vision isn’t what it used to be.

If you’ve been told that you have cataracts, or if you’re having trouble doing the activities you love because of your vision, it’s time to consider cataract surgery at Eye and Lasik Center. Struggling to see up close or in dim light, difficulty driving at night, and a general fading of colors and brightness are all symptoms of cataracts, which come on gradually and eventually affect all of us (even if you’ve been extra nice).  The good news is cataract surgery is simple, affordable, and can easily restore the vision and lifestyle of your younger years.

Schedule Your Cataract Evaluation>>

To learn more about cataract surgery and understand your options for clear vision, without the on-off hassle of glasses, schedule your appointment with our expert cataract surgeons.

About Cataracts

What Are Cataracts?

The human eye functions much like a camera. The natural lens focuses images onto the back of the eye so we can see clearly, much like the lens of a camera focusing images onto film for a clear picture. At birth, our natural lens is clear, but as we age it yellows and hardens. In addition, the lens may become cloudy. This condition is called a cataract. If your vision seems cloudy, or if you’re having more trouble with glare, you could have cataracts.

Symptoms of Cataracts

Symptoms that could indicate the presence of a cataract include a gradual dulling of colors, halos around lights or glare when driving, difficulty reading in low light, blurred or double vision, and a frequent need to change your glasses prescription. A cataract can progress until eventually there is a complete loss of vision in your eye.

Treatment for Cataracts

Surgery is the only way a cataract can be removed. You should consider surgery when cataracts cause enough loss of vision to interfere with your daily activities. Cataract symptoms like these mean that you should be evaluated by a cataract specialist. During cataract surgery, your cloudy natural lens will be removed and a clear lens implant will be inserted in it’s place to restore your vision after cataract surgery.

Lens Replacement Options

During your cataract surgery, you cloudy lens will be removed by your surgeon and a new lens put in its place.  Advanced lens implants now allow us to deliver better vision after cataract surgery than in the history of ophthalmology. Lens replacement options such as Tecnis, ReSTOR and Crystalens, allow you to spend most of your day without glasses or contacts.

 

How Do I Get Started?

Schedule your Cataract Evaluation with us today.  During the appointment, we’ll perform a number of measurements and tests, and you’ll meet with your surgeon to discuss your options for cataract surgery.