Cataract Surgery in Atascocita

Cataract Surgery in Atascocita

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

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When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Family Vision Center - Atascocita will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in Atascocita

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 22, 2024
Great customer service. Everyone took the time ti explain the procedures.
- Feb. 11, 2024
Everything was amazing from the office staff to the doctor the decorations it was very inviting beau... tiful.
- Feb. 01, 2024
Flawless execution
- Jan. 22, 2024
Highly recommend this group!
- Jan. 08, 2024
Great staff! My husband and I both had appointments recently. We really appreciated their profession... alism and friendliness.
- Dec. 12, 2023
My Doctor is the Great Person she listed to you and do the very best for you!
- Dec. 04, 2023
I absolutely love Dr. Rhonda Anderson. She put my daughter in the correct prescription after she had... been struggling in the wrong glasses. My sweet 6 year old can finally see!
- Dec. 01, 2023
Great staff. Great doctor.
- Sep. 23, 2023
Knowledgeable staff & experienced team. State of the art technology as well - made everything move f... aster.
- Jul. 26, 2023
Talk about lifesavers!! I went in to Family Vision source , with a crunch in time and very overwhelm... ed. Brandie in the front desk was amazing!! She offered several options for me and was able to squeeze me in for an appointment for my daughter the same day! . The entire staff was so helpful, and quick . Not to mention the glasses took less than a week to be ready! Thank you so much for being amazing!
- Jun. 20, 2023
Family Vision Center has been taking care of my family for years, at both Atascocita and Kingwood of... fices
- Apr. 12, 2023
Very thorough and professional in and out quickly
- Mar. 19, 2023
The staff was friendly. The doctor took his time to explain the dx. He took his time and made us fee... l like we mattered.
- Mar. 04, 2023
Great staff and very clean and orderly facility.
- Jan. 10, 2023
Dr. Anderson and his staff are amazing
- Dec. 31, 2022
Excellent service!!!!
- Dec. 27, 2022
I have used them the past two years and they are great!
- Dec. 11, 2022
Best decision ever switching from Vision Source to Family Vision Center. Everyone was so patient and... helpful with my 5 year old. Thank you to the entire staff, and especially Tyler, for helping us pick the perfect frames! We had a great experience.
- Nov. 30, 2022
Very friendly and proficient! They really know what they’re doing and will take the time to share ... that knowledge with you when asked. Everyone from the receptionist to the optometrist was a pleasure to to work with! A special mention to Tyler who helped me find the perfect compromise between my budget and what I had to have in a pair of glasses. I didn’t always like what I heard, but it was exactly what I needed to know to make the best decision where my vision was concerned. I recommend Family Vision Center to anyone looking for a practice they can trust to serve their best interest.
- Nov. 23, 2022
Tyler and Emily provided me with outstanding customer service! This level of customer service will ... keep me coming back.

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How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Atascocita optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Family Vision Center - Atascocita.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.


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