Cataract Surgery - Gaining Back Your Clear Vision

Unfortunately, cataracts do not go away on their own and there is currently no medical cure for cataracts. The good news is that cataract surgery is a very common, safe, and highly effective procedure to restore visual clarity. But surgery isn’t always the best option. It is possible - and sometimes even recommended - that if your cataracts are not significantly affecting your daily life then you may not need to undergo surgery right away. Is it time for you to consider cataract surgery?

Being properly evaluated by your cataract surgeon is the only way to determine what solution, if any, is best for you.

There are two types of cataract surgery:

  • Traditional cataract surgery - Is when your cataract surgeon uses a blade and other manual instruments to gain access to the lens.
  • Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery - Is when your cataract surgeon uses a laser to gain access to the lens and automate the procedure.
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Replacing Your Cloudy Lens

Once your dysfunctional lens has been removed, it will need to be replaced with an artificial lens called an Intraocular Lens (IOL). There are multiple options to select from, which will be based on your comprehensive evaluation, lifestyle, anatomy of your eye and the financial investment you are willing to make. There are multiple types of IOLs:

  • Monofocal IOLs - provide vision at one distance only, you will still need glasses for some tasks.
  • Advanced IOLs
    • Multifocal - Provide clearer vision at most distances (near and far); most patients will not require glasses after surgery.
    • Toric - Provide correction of astigmatism for clearer vision after surgery and reduce dependency on glasses.
    • Extended Depth of Focus - Provide a continuous range of vision from arm's length to distance. Some patients will require glasses for detailed near vision.

Only after a thorough cataract evaluation with our cataract surgeon, Dr. Nunnery, will you be able to make appropriate decisions as to what type of cataract surgery and lens implant will be appropriate to meet your lifestyle needs.

No Stress. All Comfort. We’re Here for You.

Dr. Trey Nunnery is very mindful of the fact that merely hearing the word surgery can trigger feelings of anxiety in most people – especially when it comes to their eyesight. It’s why he and his team work diligently to help you feel comfortable, relaxed and ready to embark on the journey toward improved vision. Combining care and compassion with state-of-the-art surgical methods and technologies, we are able to make your cataract surgery day something to be celebrated, not feared.

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Our Commitment to You

At Providence Eye you will go through a meticulous 1.5 - 2 hour personalized vision analysis. Here is what you can expect from us:

  • You will always be treated with respect.
  • You will be evaluated by your potential surgeon.
  • You will be educated and your questions will be answered.
  • You will be given clear recommendations.
  • You will not be pressured.

Read more about The Providence Eye Experience and commitment.

So, if you are tired of always looking for your reading glasses, Contact us today to speak with our Providence Eye Vision Correction Consultant who will ask you a few questions about your vision and your lifestyle, answer your questions and will then be able to schedule you as appropriate with Dr. Nunnery.