One out of two people over the age of 60 suffer from cataracts. When cataracts progress to the point that they affect vision, it’s time to trade in the clouded lens for a crystal clear lens.
Modern cataract surgery involves removing the clouded natural lens and implanting a clear replacement lens. The standard replacement lens is focused for one field of vision, typically distance vision—most patients who receive a standard lens require glasses for reading and other close-up activities.
For some cataract patients, freedom from glasses is important. For them, Associated Eye Care offers a new generation of lifestyle lenses that provide sharper vision with less reliance on reading glasses or bifocals.
“Glasses just don’t offer the freedom of lifestyle that some people require. For them, an advanced technology lens may be the best choice,” says Dr. Douglas Carlson, one of our six cataract specialists.
A Medicare ruling allows beneficiaries to receive partial payment for state-of-the-art lifestyle lenses that correct for vision at all distances. For more information on advanced technology lenses, click here.
We also offer Toric lenses for patients with astigmatism. Click here for information on Toric lenses.
Signs it's time to have your eyes checked for cataracts:
- It's more difficult to see signs while driving at night than it once was.
- Halos appear around well-lit objects.
- Your vision appears cloudy or blurry.
- Colors appear muted or dull.
- Your ability to see contrast has diminished.
- You experience glare at night that makes it difficult to see.
- Updating your glasses or contact lens prescription doesn't improve your vision.
- You experience heightened sensitivity to bright light.
Click here to view a cataract vision simulator.
Laser Cataract Surgery
Associated Eye Care is one of the first eye care practices in the country to offer laser cataract surgery, the latest exciting advancement in cataract surgery technology. This bladeless, advanced procedure provides our ophthalmology surgeons with a high level of precision during the procedure, resulting in a truly premium surgical experience for you.
For more information on this groundbreaking technology, click here.
The ORA System™
This sophisticated system increases the accuracy of your results by providing your surgeon with real-time information about the optical performance of your eye during surgery.
For more information on ORA technology, click here.