Advanced Cataract Treatment
Leading The Way to Better Vision
If you have been living with cataracts, imagine life once again with clear, crisp vision and bright, vibrant colors. Think about how much more enjoyable your daily activities will be with enriched vision. At Vold Vision, better vision is achieved every day for the people who have chosen to trust their eyes to us.
Your decision on where to go for cataract removal should not be made lightly. The center you choose should offer advanced technology and experienced surgeons. Vold Vision’s physicians know each patient’s needs are different. There’s no “one size fits all” attitude here; we’ve invested in technology that allows us to customize a procedure specifically for your eyes.
You’ll find confidence in our advanced technology and our fellowship-trained surgeon’s dedication to providing unsurpassed results for our patients. In addition to our results, it is our commitment to provide outstanding patient care with the Vold Vision difference – we see people, not just patients.
As you consider any type of vision correction, you can be confident in our commitment to be there every step of the way making the process comfortable and successful. When it comes to vision correction, there’s only one clear choice… Vold Vision.
Changes in Your Vision
More than 2 million people have cataract surgery each year, making it one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the US. It is an outpatient procedure, normally taking only a few hours of your time.
While cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the U.S., there is often confusion about what causes cataracts, how they affect vision and how they can be corrected.
What is a Cataract?
A common misconception is that a cataract is a “film” that forms over the eye. In reality, cataracts occur inside the eye with a gradual clouding of your eye’s clear, natural lens. Over time, this causes your vision to be cloudy, blurry and less sharp.
What causes cataracts?
Cataracts usually develop as part of the natural aging process, but there are other factors that can cause cataracts to form:
- Eye injuries
- Diseases (such as glaucoma or diabetes)
- Overexposure to sun’s rays
- Some medications
Understanding Your Options
With modern advancements in technology, Vold Vision is pleased to offer several options that may help you not only eliminate your cataracts, but also allow you to see near, far, and everything in between…with little to no dependence on glasses and contacts!
Intraocular Lens Options:
1. Distance Package – A Wavefront monofocal intraocular lens will allow you to see well in the distance following cataract surgery. You may still need glasses for intermediate and near activities following your procedure.
2. Astigmatism Package – A Toric intraocular lens is a lens implant that can correct moderate to high levels of astigmatism, often providing patients crisper, clearer vision than what they could see with glasses, even at night. You may still need glasses for intermediate and near activities.
3. Lifestyle Package – An advanced multifocal or accommodating Lifestyle intraocular lens can help restore your ability to see near, far and intermediate with little to no dependence on glasses and contact lenses following your procedure.
The Choice For Cataract Correction is Clear
- First in Arkansas to perform Custom Laser Cataract Correction
- Offering unmatched Intraocular Lens Technology
- Only solely Ophthalmic Ambulatory Surgery Center in Northwest Arkansas certified by Joint Commission
Call us today or fill in your information on our contact form for more information or to schedule your Cataract Consultation! 479.442.8653
Patient Seeing Better Than 20/20 After Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery
John Forberg tells his story of glaucoma with the sound of hope in his voice and a brightness in his eyes, that now have him seeing with better than 20/20 vision. It has been a long road for John and his wife, Vanda, and they hope to encourage others who find themselves struggling with glaucoma, or as many know it — the silent thief of sight.
When John first received the diagnosis, his mind immediately went to his mom, who he watched slowly lose her eye sight to the disease. “When the doctor told me, it wasn’t as bad as if someone had said I had cancer, but it was pretty close,” John shared. “I was imagining the worst. I saw what my mom had gone through. The last eight years of her life without her sight was so hard on her.”
John had already lost some of his sight from the glaucoma, the second leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States. With little to no symptoms, patients often do not realize they have the eye disease until they notice loss in their peripheral vision.
One of John’s friends heard his news, and told him about Dr. Steven Vold in Northwest Arkansas. John was anxious for help. “When we met Dr. Vold, he came in and looked over my charts and test results. Then in reached over and patted me on my shoulder and said, ‘John, I’m going to be able to you.’ It was a moment I will never forget,” John shared. Vanda remembers it as well, “We were looking at each other like “really”, and sure enough he did.”
Dr. Vold and his team’s help came in the form of a micro-invasive cataract surgery (MIGS) procedure called CyPass. He coupled the Cypass with cataract surgery using an extended range of vision lens. “Glaucoma is a scary disease, and one that can emotionally impact both the patient and their spouse,” Dr. Vold shared. “When I walked in and met John and Vanda, I could see the worry and concern in their faces and was thankful we could help.”
A world leader in glaucoma care, Dr. Vold is on the cutting edge of MIGS procedures. In September of 2016, Dr. Vold became the first surgeon in the United States to perform the new glaucoma CyPass Micro-Stent procedure, after its approval by the Food and Drug Administration. The goal of any glaucoma surgery is to lower eye pressure and to prevent or reduce damage to the optic nerve. The MIGS procedures are also proving helpful in reducing glaucoma patients’ dependency on drops, something John was excited about. “My drops were painful and really burned my eyes. Since the Cypass, I haven’t had to use them anymore, and that has been a wonderful thing.”
Having his glaucoma under control allows John and Vanda to breath a bit easier these days, and given John’s 20/15 vision from cataract surgery, he is also enjoying his active lifestyle. “My world had become less and less out of focus,” John said. “My glaucoma and cataracts were stealing my quality of life. It feels great to have my vision back that’s for sure.”
John and Vanda continue to make the drive from Clarksville, Arkansas to see Dr. Vold and stay on top of John’s condition. “One thing I know about Dr. Vold is he loves what he does. It’s not just a job for him. It’s personal,” John said. “I am a very active person, so my eye-sight is everything. I tell everyone I know who even thinks they may have glaucoma to go see him. What he has done for us is a tremendous blessing.”