Cataracts

Cataracts Specialist
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

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.

TECNIS IOL

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.

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