Cataract Surgery Options
There are two types of cataract surgery — traditional and advanced. Both types require removing your cloudy natural lens and replacing it with a new, clear lens implant.
Thanks to technological advancements, there are several implant options to choose from if you have advanced cataract surgery. Selecting the best one for you relies on your answer to this question: after surgery, do you want to do a lot with glasses or contacts or do you want to do a lot without them? Cataract surgery not only clears your cloudy vision, but can also restore some of the visual quality and reading range of your younger years.
In addition, our team can identify and address dry eye disease prior to your surgery. If you have it, treatment will prepare your cornea and improve your surgical outcomes.
Your surgeon will help you select the best lens for your goals, and our friendly, professional team will work hard to make your surgery a positive experience with minimal stress and discomfort. Schedule your consultation today.
Advanced Cataract Surgery
Advanced cataract surgery — also known as laser or refractive cataract surgery — uses advanced technology and lens implants. This approach gives surgeons even more control and precision during your surgery when they replace your cloudy lens with a new, clear one.
Patients who want to reduce their dependence on glasses and contact lenses often choose advanced cataract surgery because it offers premium lens options that can recover vision loss due to age and improve overall visual quality.
Vance Thompson Vision participated in the clinical trials that developed the technologies used for advanced cataract surgery and continues to lead research to advance the field. Because of that, our surgeons are well-equipped to provide advanced diagnostics and care before, during, and after your surgery.
Traditional Cataract Surgery
Traditional cataract surgery manually replaces your cloudy lens with a clear new lens that focuses at one distance.
This is called a monofocal or “single vision” lens implant. Before your surgery, we will discuss whether you want that one focal point to be distance, intermediate (looking at your tablet screen), or near (reading a book). After your focal point is selected, we select the best lens for your needs.
Patients who choose this option will likely require prescription trifocal glasses to help them achieve their best vision after surgery.
Why Vance Thompson Vision?
As a world leader in advanced eye care, there isn’t much the Vance Thompson Vision team hasn’t accomplished in surgical eye care and vision correction. We use the most advanced technology, and our professional standards have been adopted across the globe.
Comprehensive Refractive Center
As a comprehensive refractive center, Vance Thompson Vision has the expertise, tools, and facility required to correct an array of vision problems. This is an especially important feature for patients who select a premium lens as we have the lasers required to provide a fine-tune after surgery if it’s needed to dial in your vision.
Same Day Surgery
Most often referred to as our See and Do Cataract Program, we offer an expedited process in which patients are seen for their consultation in the morning and have surgery on one eye in the afternoon. In some cases, they return the next day for surgery on their other eye. This program has steadily grown in popularity, particularly for our patients who travel from out of town
Partnering With Your Local Optometrist
Following surgery, patients will be seen for a series of follow-up appointments to ensure healing is on track and your vision is improving as expected. These visits can be done at Vance Thompson Vision or at your local optometrist’s office. Whichever you choose, our team will schedule your aftercare appointments with your chosen provider on your behalf.