If you are bothered by glare, blurry vision and a reduction of your color vision, you may have cataracts. Many people will develop cataracts as their eyes get older. Dr. Richardson can check to see if you have cataracts. If you do, don't worry, it's not an emergency. Surgery does not need to be done until the condition is bothersome to you.
When you are ready, Dr. Richardson will refer you to one of the excellent surgeons in our area. The surgeon will examine your eyes and discuss the goals you have for your vision. The surgery is simple and painless, and you will walk out seeing better. Usually, after the cataracts are removed, an intraoccular lens is inserted. Many people report that their vision is better than it has been for many years because the intraoccular lens corrects most of their near or far sightedness. After the surgery you may only need reading glasses, or bifocal glasses with very little correction.
After your surgery, Dr. Richardson will take care or your folllow-up appointments - usually two to three visits. After the final visit you will be able to order your post-cataract glasses. Most insurance, including Medicare, will pay for a basic pair of glasses after your cataract surgery.