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What Are My Cataract Surgery Options?

Have you set your computer zoom to 150% to read this blog? You are probably already aware that your ability to focus on items with clear vision can diminish with age and other lifestyle factors. By the age of 60 many have already experienced vision changes due to cataracts in one or both eyes. By the time most Americans reach the age of 80, more than 50% have cataracts or surgery to remove them, and by the age of 60 many have already experienced vision changes due to cataracts in one or both eyes. Cataracts aren’t strictly an age-related issue, several lifestyle factors and even diseases could increase your risk of developing cataracts. The inability to see clearly could even be the result of a combination of cataracts and astigmatism. These eye problems can be corrected by various Cataract Surgery options. Before we discuss those options, let’s see what issues could be the cause of your troubled vision or possible cataract symptoms:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness) – Difficulty focusing on objects far away from your eyes.

  • Hyperopia (farsightedness) – Difficulty focusing on objects near your eyes.

  • Presbyopia – As our eyes age, they have difficulty adjusting focus from distance to near objects.

  • Astigmatism – Difficulty focusing on distance and near objects resulting in blurred or distorted vision.

Cataracts can result in:

  • Seeing rings or halos around lights

  • Difficulty in distinguishing colors

  • Double vision in one eye

While you can manage cataracts with prescription glasses for a time, continued development of cataracts in the eye can limit your participation in activities and will not improve over time. Here are three Cataract Surgery Options to improve your eyesight;

  1. Monofocal Lenses increase your vision with the assistance of prescription glasses or contact lenses. They are an ideal treatment for correcting cataracts if you’re not ready for advanced eye treatment to deal withPresbyopia, blurred vision of near objects, or Astigmatism yet.  A monofocal lens is the basic cataract treatment for patients who prefer wearing glasses or contact lenses to improve their vision following surgery.

  2. Multifocal Lenses correct cataracts and Presbyopia. This treatment gives cataract patients the opportunity to be free from wearing glasses for near and far distance clarity of vision. Improved clear vision with multifocal lenses enables you to read road signs, play games and read without undue stain to the eye.

  3. Astigmatism-Correcting Lenses – Astigmatism is a common condition that causes blurred vision due to an irregular cornea.  A normal cornea is round in shape whereas an irregular cornea distorts light entering the eye making focus difficult. These lenses can sharpen your vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses at one distance. However, you may still need glasses to correct for distance or near vision.

The combined conditions of cataracts and astigmatism can now be corrected in less than half an hour with Cataract Surgery Technology. The success rate of Cataract Surgery Technology used to restore sight for 3 million people in USA alone, stands at 95%. The table on cataract surgery options below shows how the Cataract Surgery Options improves eyesight.


To see if you could benefit from any of the three Cataract Surgery Options to improve your vision or for more information on our services or how we can help, contact us today.