Cataract vision loss is a life-altering experience that impacts the simplest of everyday activities like driving your car at night or walking around on a bright sunny day. As the eye’s natural lens clouds with cataracts, the world around you can become blurred, distorted and dull.
Restore Your Vision with an IOL
The risk of cataracts increases with age, meaning that most cataract surgeries are performed on people aged 60 and older. However, more people have been opting for surgery at a younger age in order to reap the rewards of improved vision, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Choosing the right time to have cataract surgery is a deeply personal and often difficult thing to do. Let us help make things that little bit easier by providing you with a clear understanding of what the procedure involves, how long the recovery process takes, the results you can expect to achieve and the lifestyle-restoring benefits you can experience.
It’s Safe, Effective and Inexpensive
More than 2 million cataract surgeries are performed every year in the United States alone. It’s considered to be one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures available.
What’s more, the cost of surgery has decreased significantly over the past 20 years as technology and procedures have improved. We are able to pass these savings to you by incorporating the latest treatment protocols and using the very best, state-of-the art technologies when performing cataract surgery.
During your cataract surgery screening, we can also discuss the many benefits of insurance coverage (such as Medicare) to help offset the out-of-pocket cost of cataract surgery.
Improve Your Lifestyle, Protect Your Life
The benefits of restored vision speak for themselves. No more issues with bright lights or struggles to see the road clearly while driving at night. Colors will appear brighter and double vision will be a thing of the past. But the benefits of cataract surgery go far beyond these day-to-day lifestyle improvements.
Studies have shown that people who opt for cataract surgery have a lower mortality rate. Improved vision means you’re less likely to have a fall or be involved in a car accident.
Cataract Surgery – Introducing the IOL
Cataract surgery is a simple outpatient procedure that can be performed in as little as 15 minutes with minimal pain and discomfort. We use advanced technology to break up the clouded cataract lens into smaller pieces that can be easily removed from the eye.
Once the lens has been removed, we will replace it with an artificial alternative called an intraocular lens (IOL). There are many different types of IOLs, ranging from the common monofocal lens, which provides vision correction for near or distance vision, to the multifocal and accommodative varieties that can correct vision across multiple distances. Our team can help you decide which IOL option is the best fit for your lifestyle and budget.
To complete your procedure, all that’s left for us to do is close the tiny incision and place a protective cover over the eye. Patients typically see clearly immediately the next day.