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5 reasons not to worry about cataract surgery
- Posted on: Jun 6 2022
Cataracts happen. And nearly all of us will face cataract surgery at some point in our lives. Cataracts reduce vison, and if not removed can even cause blindness. If you’ve noticed your vision isn’t as crisp as it once was, if you have noticed colors not being as vivid as they once were, or if your vision at night is so bad you don’t drive, it’s very likely time for cataract surgery.
Oftentimes your eye doctor or Tower Clock Eye Center optometrist will diagnose you with cataracts during an eye exam. He or she can monitor your eyes and can help determine when you’re ready for cataract surgery.
The only way to treat cataracts is through surgery. While facing surgery is never fun, cataract surgery at Tower Clock Eye Center is different and here are 5 reasons why:
Cataract surgery is safe.
Cataract surgery carries with it minimal risk – it’s one of the safest surgeries around. Our surgeons have the lowest complication rate in the area and very few patients ever experience issues during or following surgery. Since most of our surgeries are performed at our surgery center, Tower Clock Surgery Center, our staff is ready for anything that may arise. Patients can improve their success rate by following all post-operative instructions given to them by their surgeon.
Cataract surgery is a common procedure.
Considering how common cataracts are, it’s no wonder that it is among the most common surgeries performed worldwide. Because of this, the techniques have become highly refined and perfected – so much so that surgery has become routine for all but the newest surgeons; your surgeon has likely performed the procedure thousands of times.
Cataract surgery is fast and almost completely painless.
Most surgeons complete cataract surgery in fewer than 10 minutes. And you’ll likely spend more time in the pre-op area than you will in the operating room. Many people fear being awake during eye surgery, but thanks to some numbing eye drops and a sedative, you won’t feel any pain during surgery and will be quite relaxed. You can expect the best, most efficient care possible with our surgery center, which is designed exclusively for eye surgery. And since cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, you’ll be back home and resting the same day.
Cataract surgery improves your life.
It’s true, cataract surgery improves lives. It’s amazing to hear what our patients say after surgery: “I can see my golf ball land on the fairway again,” “I never knew how dusty my house was before,” “Reading, watching TV…just living life, it’s so much better!” Imagine what you’ll see or notice with improved vision following surgery at Tower Clock Eye Center.
Cataract surgery with the best.
Our team of ophthalmologists have collectively performed tens of thousands of cataract surgeries. This experience gives our patients the confidence that they’ll receive the best vision possible following a cataract procedure. Our surgeons use state-of-the-art surgical technology and offer the latest IOLs (intraocular lenses) to give our patients many options in personalizing their vision needs and goals at the time of surgery.
Be sure to ask your optometrist at your next eye exam if you’re developing cataracts. If you’re in need of cataract surgery, insist on being referred to Tower Clock Eye Center. Appointments for all our locations can be made by calling (920) 499-3102.