Will I Need Glasses After Cataract Surgery?
Come learn how you can eliminate glasses with cataract surgery!
The first goal of cataract surgery is to get you to see clearly again with your eyeglasses. Going for that goal only is referred to as Standard Cataract. But, imagine being able to see clearly after cataract surgery without the need for putting on glasses. Imagine not having to worry about reaching for your glasses for reading or driving. Now, imagine these thoughts becoming a reality. Unlike Standard Cataract Surgery, these results are obtained through what is known as Premium Cataract Surgery. Dr.’s Lipstock and Stevens at Lipstock Cataract Center utilize a variety of advanced procedures to obtain the best Premium Cataract Surgery results for each person’s unique situation.
Dr.’s Lipstock and Stevens perform a variety of cataract surgery procedures to help cataract surgery patients solve the vision problems of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (the need for reading glasses).
NEARSIGHTED: When an eye is nearsighted, the cornea and lens are too strong for the length of the eye, so light comes to a focus before it hits the retina. Because of this, images are blurred.
FARSIGHTED: In farsighted eyes, the cornea and lens are not strong enough for the length of the eye, so light comes to a focus behind the retina, so images are blurred.
ASTIGMATISM: When an eye is astigmatic, the cornea is oval instead of spherical creating two focal points and thus blurred vision.
PRESBYOPIA: Presbyopia is the inability to see near objects such as print in books, phones or computers. Presbyopia comes on in one`s 40`s and gradually worsens over the years. Presbyopia also occurs in all people after cataract surgery regardless of their age.
Dr.’s Lipstock and Stevens’ procedures can help reduce or eliminate eyeglasses after cataract surgery.
Types of Cataract Surgery to Correct Astigmatism
1. LIMBAL RELAXING INCISIONS (LRIS) FOR ASTIGMATISM
The costs of LRI’s are not covered by any insurance and will be billed separately to those patients that choose to have them. After cataract surgery, if even clearer vision without glasses is desired, Laser Vision Correction may then be performed.