Eyeglasses after Cataract Surgery?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cataract Surgery and Eyeglasses-Will I Still Need Them?

“We have two main goals for our Cataract Surgery patients”, commented Maine Cataract Surgeon Bruce Cassidy, M.D. “First, we want to remove the cloudy crystalline lens which is where a cataract has formed.” The crystalline lens is actually an optical component of the eye that provides focusing power. “The second goal of Cataract Surgery is to replace the optical and focusing power that was provided by crystalline lens by implanting an intraocular lens (IOL) so that you have the correct amount of focusing power to allow you to see clearly.”

If you wore glasses before you developed a Cataract because you were nearsighted, farsighted or had astigmatism before you developed a Cataract, it is possible for the Cataract Surgeon to use a carefully calculated IOL power or a special IOL that can correct astigmatism so that you may not need to wear eyeglasses to see at distance after your surgery. Today, it is even possible for Cataract Surgeons Drs. Cassidy, Holt, Daly, Solish and Sterrer to select IOLs that can correct both distance and near vision so that you can decrease, or even eliminate, your dependence on bifocals and reading glasses after Cataract Surgery.

If you think you have a Cataract or have been told you have a Cataract and would like to be less dependent on glasses it is worthwhile to learn more about Cataracts, Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants by scheduling an examination and consultation. Please feel free to call Eyecare Medical Group Toll Free at 888.374.2020.