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Cataract Surgery Has Set New Sights for Your Vision

cataractToday, cataract surgery can not only remedy the disease, but it can make your eyesight better than it was before!

Thanks to outstanding diagnostic instruments, eye care professionals can pick the exact power lens to put in your eye. Not only does the surgery rid you of a cloudy lens, you may no longer have a problem seeing distance or near.

While these lenses are not without some limitations, for the proper patient, there are several lens types that provide very functional distance and near vision without spectacles. Approximately 90% of people achieve 20/40 vision or better following cataract surgery.

Now you say, “I like the new lens part, but surgery on the eye is scary.” Yes, it can be. Cataract removal is the most common eye surgery performed, and that is largely due to the high prevalence of cataract disease.

Fortunately, there is a laser that takes care of three of the five steps involved in cataract surgery. This laser makes the surgery safer and more predictable.

Eyes For Life has the experience and equipment necessary to diagnose cataracts. For more information and an evaluation, please contact us to schedule an appointment at our Spokane, WA location.

Modified guest post by Jim Owen, OD, FAAO of Vision Source-Encinitas Optometry in Encinitas, CA.