Cataract Surgery FAQ's
Which lens is best for me?
While the characteristics of your eyes certainly play a critical role in lens selection, it’s just as important to consider your lifestyle, and the role vision plays in the activities you enjoy. At your consultation, Dr. Vold and the skilled Vold Vision refractive team will discuss your options and help you select the lens that will change the way you see the world!
Are there other options?
In some cases, new glasses may temporarily improve vision, but there are no medications or exercises that will help cataracts disappear. If cataracts are interfering with your vision, surgery is the answer. With an experienced surgeon, cataract surgery is a safe and effective way to restore your clear vision and enjoy life fully once again.
Will I need cataract surgery again?
The results are permanent, offering you a lifetime of good vision. However, some patients may experience a clouding of the tissue surrounding the intraocular lens. Should this occur, a laser may be used in an outpatient procedure to painlessly remove the cloudiness and restore clear vision.
When should I have cataract surgery?
The time for surgery is when cataracts are causing loss of vision which affects your ability to perform activities of daily living in your accustomed manner. With modern advancements in cataract surgery, developing cataracts no longer means having to suffer with blurry vision. The first step in detecting cataracts and determining your need for surgery is through a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Vold.
What are my payment options for cataract surgery?
Medicare and most insurances will pay for most of the cost of your cataract surgery when using a standard intraocular lens. If you choose Custom Laser Cataract Correction with or without a Lifestyle intraocular lens, you will have additional costs that will not be covered by insurance and will be an out of pocket cost to you. Considering the visual benefits and freedom that comes with it, most patients feel the additional investment is worth it. We also offer a variety of financing options to make your choice easier and more affordable. If you’re suffering from blurry, cloudy, dull vision that just isn’t what it used to be, there’s no need to wait any longer! It’s time to open the door to a bright, clear world and restore your vision and your lifestyle.
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