If you have been told you need cataract surgery, don’t worry. The procedure is both safe and effective. Also you are not alone. Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed in America. After surgery you will have an improvement in your vision and possibly won’t even need glasses.
Your doctor may discuss options with you for different lens implants that are available during cataract surgery. All of these lenses are not recommended for every patient so discuss with your doctor if they may be right for you.
Monofocal lenses are the most common lenses used. They are designed to correct your distance vision. In many people they can do this without the need for prescription glasses after surgery. If this is the lens option that you choose, you may still need glasses to help with reading or near vision activities.
Toric lenses are a special type of monofocal lens that are designed to correct astigmatism. Often this will correct your distance vision and you will still require glasses to help with reading.
Multifocal lenses are an exciting advance in cataract surgery. For certain patients they will allow you to see clearly at both distance and near. There are many different multifocal lenses on the market and your doctor will discuss with you which one is best in your situation.
Monovision is another option for giving you both distance and reading vision. It is a common way that vision is corrected with contact lenses or even LASIK surgery for patients over the age of 40. Monovision is accomplished by setting one eye for distance vision and the other eye for reading vision. Yes, this sounds strange but the human brain is very powerful and makes it seem like you are using both eyes for all activities.
If you are about to undergo cataract surgery and have any questions or if you would like a second opinion after another doctor recommended surgery please call our office to set up an appointment today!
Improve your vision today! Call us for more information or to schedule an appointment at 713-661-6500 in Bellaire or at 281-347-6500 in our Katy office.
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Houston, TX 77081
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Katy, TX 77493
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Houston, TX 77089
Houston, TX 77065