If you have cataracts, you know how frustrating this eye condition can be. Blurred vision. Faded colors. Sensitivity to light. The list goes on.
Individuals with cataracts view the world as if through a dirty window or a windshield that needs defrosting. Their diminished vision makes daily activities like reading, driving, computer work, and hobbies more difficult (and eventually impossible).
If you’re one of the nearly 25 million people over the age of 40 who suffer from cataracts, laser cataract surgery can restore your vision and bring the world back into focus.
Murrieta Optometric offers free consultations to help determine if you’re a good candidate for cataract surgery.
Laser cataract surgery is a common, simple and relatively painless surgical procedure. In fact, cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States, and usually an outpatient procedure.
The procedure begins with your NVISION eye surgeon applying a local anesthetic to numb or prevent the movement of your eye. Your eye surgeon will then create a very small incision in your cornea. Next, the surgeon will insert a tiny ultrasound probing device to break down the cataract and then use a miniature suction device to remove it. Finally, an artificial lens will be inserted to replace your clouded lens, helping to restore your ability to see clearly once again. Learn about our LenSx® Laser technology.
We offer a variety of lens options, including lifestyle lenses (Symfony Lens), which enable us to customize a person’s optics to match their lifestyle. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can be corrected as part of the cataract surgery process to reduce dependence on eyeglasses.
The Symfony Lens provides natural functional distance over a 1.5 diopter range, with high contrast distance and intermediate distance, and in some patients some reading vision as well. It is the lens implant of choice in patients with certain corneal and retinal findings.