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Cataracts Specialist

Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center

Ophthalmologists & Optometrists located in Hapeville, Atlanta, GA

Cataracts cause blurry vision and difficulty seeing at night. Fortunately, Dr. Leonard Achiron and Dr. David O’Day of Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center can help men and women with cataracts in Hapeville, Georgia, and the Atlanta area see clearly again. They use innovative surgical methods that correct vision more effectively than traditional cataract surgeries. Use the online form or call 404-448-2557 to schedule an appointment with a prominent Atlanta optometrist.

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What is a Cataract?

A cataract clouds your eye’s lens and occurs gradually as you age. They’re not contagious, but cataracts usually develop in both eyes simultaneously.

When you have a cataract, it distorts the light coming into your eye. This distortion inhibits the light from focusing clearly on the retina at the back of your eye, causing a gradual impairment of vision. If untreated, cataracts can cause needless blindness.

A variety of symptoms indicate you could be developing a cataract:

  • Seeing halos around light
  • Blurred vision
  • A feeling of a film over the eyes
  • Increased nearsightedness
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Spots in front of the eye(s)
  • Yellowish, brownish, or cloudy lens discoloration

If you notice any of these signs before your annual eye exam, don’t wait. Call and make an appointment.

How are cataracts treated with cataract surgery?

To stop cataracts from progressing, Dr. O’Day and Dr. Achiron perform an outpatient surgery to replace the damaged lens.

First, you receive either numbing eye drops or a shot to block the pain along with medicine to help you relax. During the procedure, they make an incision using a laser. Then, the cloudy cataract lens is broken apart and removed. Finally, they place an artificial lens (IOL) in your eye.

Which lenses do Dr. O’Day and Dr. Achiron use for the surgery?

Thanks to the breakthroughs of AcrySof ReStor, Crystalens, and TECNIS Multifocal IOL’s, cataract patients now have the option to replace their natural lens with a multifocal lens.

Unlike standard cataract replacement lenses, which are monofocal and only improve distance vision, multifocal IOL lenses restore a fuller range of vision. Most men and women never need glasses again.


LIFE SYNCHRONICITY is a varifocal lens that optimizes your vision at all distances. These lenses have curvature in sync with your vision needs that’s created using specialized technology.


Another option is TECNIS IOL. This multifocal lens helps with vision at far, near, and intermediate distances and versions are available for men and women with astigmatism. During your cataract surgery, Dr. O’Day or Dr. Achiron inserts this lens implant to reduce, or even eliminate, your need for glasses.

Make an appointment at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center using the online form to see if you’re a candidate for advanced cataract surgery.

We are proud to announce that we are working in partnership with WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South. They use innovative methods to correct vision. Check out their website here.


Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center gladly accepts most all insurances and health plans. If you don’t see your insurance provider, please contact our office. Also, please be sure to bring your insurance card with you every time you visit and notify the front desk whenever your insurance coverage changes; this way we can accurately maintain your important medical records.

Blue Cross
Coventry Health Care
Superior Vision
United Healthcare
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