Cataract Surgery

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Are you experiencing blurriness or cloudiness in your vision?

Are colors duller than they were when you were younger?

Is it more difficult to read print than it used to be?

Are you struggling to see well enough at night to drive confidently?

You may be experiencing the beginning stages of cataracts. And who wants to waste their prime years with cloudy vision?

ICON Eyecare Grand Junction, a Center of Excellence, is here to help.

Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. If you’re over 50 and experiencing blurry vision, loss of color perception or having trouble seeing at night, it might be cataracts. But don’t worry, we can help!

Our surgeon, Dr. Fox, specializes in customized cataract surgery options to restore your clear vision, and with our LifeStyle Lens options, many patients are able to see again at all distances without the need for glasses, bifocals or readers.

We proudly partner with local optometrists! If you have a preferred optometrist already, ask them about co-managing your cataract surgery with us at ICON Eyecare. If you do not have an optometrist, call us at 970-256-0400 and we are happy to help find one near you.

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What Is A Cataract

Woman getting cataract surgeryA cataract is not a growth, but a gradual clouding of the eye’s lens. The lens, which is responsible for focusing light after it enters the eye, is normally crystal clear. As we age, it can become cloudy and block the passage of light through the eye, resulting in blurred vision.

Cataract Treatment Options in Grand Junction

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Cataracts gradually deteriorate your quality of life and rob you of your ability to see colors and objects, often preventing you from doing things at night, like driving. But you don’t have to suffer or give up the things you enjoy. Technological advances in cataract surgery have created a safer, more precise, and customized procedure for today’s cataract patients. Our experienced surgeons specialize in customized cataract surgery options to restore your clear vision. We also offer a variety of lenses to choose from to give you a second chance to see more beauty, more joy, and more goodness in your life. Don’t miss it.

ICON Eyecare Grand Junction, a Center of Excellence, is here to help.

Customized, Affordable Lenses for Every Lifestyle

The procedure to restore your vision before further vision loss occurs can change your life. It’s our mission to make sure you can see a brighter, better world, so we offer a variety of lenses to fit your unique needs. With ICON Eyecare Grand Junction’s LifeStyle Lenses, we are able to customize each procedure according to the way you use your vision the majority of the time. And this procedure is catered to your individual hobbies and interests.

Whether you love to golf, hike, ski, play with your grandchildren or enjoy a good book, we have a procedure that is tailor-made for you.

ICON Eyecare Grand Junction offers many of the latest options in lens technology. Each of these lenses have been designed to help maximize your independence from glasses after cataract surgery.

How Fast Do Cataracts Progress?

Age related cataracts generally progress slowly over the course of several years. Cataracts associated with diabetic patients or trauma to the eye can progress quite rapidly. It is not possible to accurately predict how quickly cataracts will progress in any given patient. Annual eye exams with your regular optometrist is the best way to catch the development of cataracts.

What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

Cataract symptoms include blurry vision, dim or faded colors, and sensitivity to bright lights. Patients may also experience glare or halos, as well as poor night vision. A patient might notice frequent prescription changes in glasses or contacts. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment today for your cataract evaluation.

How can I find out if I have cataracts?

A screening is used to determine whether or not you have cataracts and which tailored-treatment best fits your vision and lifestyle needs. Make an appointment to find out how to improve your vision today.

How Are Cataracts Removed?

There are three easy steps to cataract surgery: 1. Preparing your eye – To prepare your eye for the cataract removal, your surgeon will make a tiny incision in your cornea. This incision is so small that it is able to completely self-heal after the procedure. 2. Cataract Removal – Once the incision is made, your surgeon will use a microscopic ultrasound probe to gently remove the cataract material. 3. Restoring Vision – After the cataract has been removed, your surgeon will then replace the once cloudy lens with a clear, artificial lens. This new lens cannot be seen or felt and will stay permanently in the eye.

What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

Most patients return to normal activities within 24 to 48 hours of their procedure, although strenuous physical activity is discouraged for several weeks. The eye may take several weeks to heal completely. You will have regular follow up visits with your eye doctor to oversee the entire healing process.

How much does cataract surgery cost?

Cataract surgery is covered under Medicare and most insurances. We also offer excellent financing options, such as 0% financing for up to 24 months with no money down and payments as low as /month (subject to credit approval).

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