A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside your eye, a natural part of the aging process. They are as inevitable as wrinkling in the skin and, if you live long enough, you will get them. When cataracts first start, they often do not cause noticeable symptoms. But, as they progress, you will gradually begin to notice symptoms like cloudy or blurry vision, glare or halos from lights, poor night vision, and difficulty distinguishing colors.
In the majority of cases, symptoms develop so gradually that many patients are unaware of how much their vision has changed. Many people just assume their eyeglasses need to be changed, but changing eyeglasses will not fix the symptoms caused by cataracts.
Cataract surgery has undergone tremendous technological advances since the days of your parents and grandparents. With modern technology, there are advanced options in the way cataract surgery is performed. Refractive Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (ReLACS) and the VERION technology are a revolutionary approach to cataract surgery by using laser precision throughout the steps of surgery that were traditionally performed by hand. Patients are provided with numerous benefits:
- Increased precision with better visual outcomes
- Faster healing time
- Less post-operative discomfort
- Decreased risk of complications
Ludwick Eye Center is the first practice in Franklin County to offer ReLACS technology, providing our patients an unprecedented level of precision with outstanding results.
Your Cataract Lens Options
Once a cataract is removed, an intraocular lens (IOL) will be inserted into its place. With modern advancements in technology, we offer several IOL options that help you not only eliminate your cataracts, but can also allow you to see near, far, and everything in between… with little to no dependence on glasses and contacts.
When choosing an IOL, consider your hobbies. If after your cataract surgery you want to be able to be able to drive, read, or see the computer without wearing your glasses, consider the multifocal lifestyle IOL. If you don’t mind wearing glasses after cataract surgery, then the monofocal lens may be best for you.
Scheduling a Cataract Evaluation
If you’re noticing changes in your vision, schedule your cataract evaluation using our online form or by calling one of our offices in Hagerstown, Chambersburg, or Waynesboro. Our experienced surgeons are dedicated to offering our patients the highest quality care and most advanced surgical techniques in a our comforting state-of-the-art environment. Their skills and experience, along with our promise to be honest and truthful in all aspects of our work, is the basis of quality care at Ludwick Eye Center. As you consider any type of vision correction procedure, you can be confident in our commitment to make the process comfortable, and above all, successful.