As you age, your vision gets worse. While this is true for nearly everyone, it becomes particularly difficult to live a normal life if you develop cataracts. Thankfully, today’s best eye doctors can perform a cataract surgery and return your sense of normalcy. Before we discuss who can perform this surgery for you, let’s first go over exactly what cataracts are.

What are cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of your eye’s natural lens that prevents light from passing freely through to the retina. Cataracts can cause blurry vision, dimming, double vision, and nighttime glare. 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. Eye injury, some medications, certain systemic diseases, smoking, and prolonged UV exposure have been found to contribute to the formation of cataracts.

What to look for in a cataract surgeon?

In a major city like Reno, there are many doctors who say they can perform your cataract surgery for you. How will you ever decide who is the best? It’s time you do your research to ensure that the high-quality of treatment and care that you deserve is what you will receive. Here are a few things to look for:

#1 Academic background and experience

You don’t want just any surgeon; you want the best of the best! To begin your research, learn more about your surgeons’ academic achievements, qualifications, and experience in the field. You will want to choose a surgeon who went to a reputable school and who now has years of experience. Dr. Mills and Dr. Conklin have decades of experience treating cataracts and Dr. Mills was the first to perform BLADELESS LASER CATARACT SURGERY in Nevada. Learn more about their vast knowledge and track record for reliable treatment and excellent patient outcomes. 

#2 Positive testimonials from past patients

Don’t just take the surgeon’s word for it. Hear what past patients have to say! Our patient testimonials are incredibly helpful for gaining insight into what your experience will probably be like too. 

#3 Range of cataract treatments offered

You want a cataract eye surgeon who is well versed in many different treatment options and can evaluate your unique case to put together a treatment plan with the best outcomes for your vision. At Eye Care Professionals, we have several state-of-the-art treatments ranging from LASER cataract surgery to advanced intraocular lenses. At your appointment, your eye surgeon will recommend your cataract eye surgery method and take you through what to expect.

Don’t let cataracts ruin your golden years! You have the opportunity to achieve better vision. Request an appointment at Eye Care Professionals in Reno, NV to ask more questions. Our friendly and professional staff is happy to answer them all so you feel confident and knowledgeable about your upcoming surgery. Reach out to us at 775-322-1000 to get started toward better vision.