Since cataracts are the main cause of vision loss in men and women over age 55, cataract surgery is something many of us will have to think about at some point. As the lens of the eye becomes thickened and cloudy with age, many people put off cataract surgery due to fear or anxiety about the procedure. However, with today’s technology and advanced lens replacement options, cataract surgery is quicker, more comfortable, and produces better results than ever before.
When we perform cataract surgery in New Jersey, there are no stitches or injections, and the procedure is typically painless. Many patients are surprised to learn this, and to find that the procedure takes only a few hours from start to finish. Most patients can return to normal activities the day after surgery.
What many people find truly remarkable is the vision improvement that they experience with today’s lens replacement options. For those who opt for traditional lens options, cataract surgery restores clear, pre-cataract vision at one distance. However, for those who opt for premium intraocular lenses (IOLs), they may see better than they did before. Crystalens® is an accommodative lens that offers patients clear vision at all distances. RESTOR® and TECNIS® multifocal lenses can eliminate the need for bifocals or reading glasses.
So if your vision is growing cloudy, colors seem dull and you see glare and halos around lights, it may be time to consider cataract surgery. With today’s great options, we can have you seeing more clearly in no time.