A cataract is a clouding of your eye’s natural lens. As the condition progresses, your lens becomes increasingly clouded, preventing light from passing through to the retina clearly. This results in a progressive deterioration of vision. As the cataract gets worse, the eye has a harder time focusing. In early stages, glasses may help you see better. As the lens gets cloudier, your doctor may recommend cataract surgery to restore your vision.

Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process, and more than half of all people aged 65 and older have some degree of cataract development. That doesn’t mean you simply have to live with them! For many seniors who are struggling to maintain their independence because of their eyesight, cataract surgery is the solution they are looking for.

What is Cataract Surgery?

Our surgeons here at Eye Care Professionals on Reno use the leading-edge technology of the NGENUITY® 3D Visualization System to enhance visibility for ophthalmologists. With NGENUITY, our surgeons see better so they can perform your cataract surgery better- it’s as simple as that! The NGENUITY® 3D Visualization System consists of a 3D, high-definition digital video camera, and workstation to provide magnified images of objects during micro-surgery. It acts as an adjunct to the surgical microscope during surgery displaying real-time images, or images from recordings. The system is designed to enhance visualization of both the front and back of the eye for improved surgical experience during cataracts and vitreoretinal surgery. This is one of the most advanced cataract surgery options in the industry today.

How Will Cataract Surgery Affect Your Vision?

After cataract surgery, you can expect your vision to begin improving within a few days. Your vision may be blurry at first as your eye heals and adjusts. One of the most commonly-reported experiences is that colors may seem brighter after your cataract surgery. This is because you are looking through a new, clear lens.

Cataract surgery is an effective way to restore your vision, but it is important to understand that there are some instances where you may still need glasses after your procedure. There are several factors which may impact your need to wear glasses after cataract surgery. These include:

#1 Your overall eye health

#2 Whether or not you have astigmatism

#3 Your current eyeglass prescription

#4 The type of IOL used during your procedure

In fact, this IOL is a very big part of it, so we want to discuss this more in depth. Traditional IOLs are monofocal, meaning that they are only able to focus clearly at one visual point. If you choose a monofocal IOL, you may see clearly at distances, but still require glasses for near vision tasks, like reading a restaurant menu. Modern technology and recent advances have resulted in a wide range of premium IOL options. Many premium IOLs are multifocal and provide you with the ability to focus clearly at multiple distances. This is what we recommend.

Using these multifocal IOLs means that you’ll have a better range of vision, improved vision in a wide range of lighting conditions, and the ability to read and perform other near-vision tasks. In many instances, the use of a premium IOL will reduce, if not eliminate entirely, your need for glasses after cataract surgery. You can ditch the glasses for good! For this reason, it’s almost like having cataract surgery and LASIK surgery at once.

Trust Eye Care Professionals of Reno for Your Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are an extremely common vision condition for seniors. More than 24 million Americans have cataracts, and approximately half of Americans will develop the condition by the time they are over 65 years old. You’re not alone having cataracts and you’re not alone wanting them removed. Fortunately, clear vision can easily be restored with top cataract surgery. 

Eye Care Professionals of Reno is here to help! When we say we are the leaders in eye surgery, we mean it. Our owner, Dr. Mills was the first surgeon to perform Precision LASER cataract surgery in the state of Nevada. Trust the area’s leaders in experienced, state-of-the-art cataract surgical care. Call Eye Care Professionals today!