Cataract Surgery in Original Town North

Cataract Surgery in Original Town North

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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 Associates 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 Original Town North

Our optometry practice in Original Town North

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

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. 15, 2024
I consistently receive friendly and professional service at each appointment, and I totally trust Dr... . Ezzell and his expertise.
- Jan. 27, 2024
Long time client, since 1983. One doesn’t stay that lii ok no without good cause.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Our whole family goes to Family Vision. The staff and doctors are wonderful.
- Jan. 14, 2024
Nothing but a great experience here. Everyone was friendly, my diagnosis was correct, and the glasse... s arrived in a reasonable amount of time even though it was the holidays.
- Jan. 05, 2024
Excellent optometrist and staff! We have been going hear yearly for about 5 years and always have g... reat care and service!
- Dec. 25, 2023
Extremely pleasant staff and Dr. Preston is phenomenal when it comes to helping me see my best. Neve... r had a bad experience.
- Dec. 16, 2023
I love this Dr. Office. My husband and I have used them for years, but it was my little one's first ... time. From check-in to preliminary testing, in-room with Dr. Ezzell to check-out, and help with the optician...they're just all great! They made getting an exam and glasses so easy for my 6 year old. Easy 5 stars to give!
- Nov. 27, 2023
Always fast, friendly, and accommodating!
- Nov. 06, 2023
Warm and friendly atmosphere where staff and Dr. take the initiative to meet the needs of clients/cu... stomers. Excellent service!
- Oct. 17, 2023
I been going here for many years (30 plus) and you just keep getting better! Very professional and ... friendly.
- Sep. 15, 2023
Highly recommend Dr. EZZELL!!!!!
- Sep. 13, 2023
This practice will not disappoint. Great staff and Dr. Preston is the best!
- Sep. 02, 2023
Great place and awesome staff members!
- Aug. 26, 2023
Friendly associates with smiles and prompt service.
- Aug. 18, 2023
Great staff and great doc!!
- Aug. 07, 2023
We have been coming here for many years now. Family Vision Associates are friendly and very professi... onal. Dr. Dorothy Preston is the BEST!
- Jul. 12, 2023
Friendly efficient staff and appointments are punctual No pressure to sell you eye wear following ex... aminations
- Jul. 03, 2023
Staff is kind and always helpful
- Jun. 30, 2023
Dr. Ezzell and the staff were very friendly, efficient and mindful of my busy schedule. Extremely p... rofessional, they got me in and out very quickly. I would highly recommend Family Vision Associates to anyone who asks.
- Jun. 10, 2023
I love this place. Friendly, fun and heart warming environment.

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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 Original Town North 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 Associates.

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.


Want to see clearly again?

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