Have you been experiencing problems driving at night? Are you finding it difficult to watch television because your vision has become blurred? If so, you may have cataracts. If you have been experiencing either of these vision difficulties, you will want to come into our practice for an eye care exam. If the problem is cataracts, we will be able to help you by providing safe and effective laser cataract surgery. If the problem is being caused by a different type of vision problem, our expert ophthalmologists will also be able to provide you with the care you need. Many patients come to us for expert Belleville cataract surgery, so that they can see clearly once again.
At the Eye Institute of Essex, we have several expert eye doctors on staff. Our ophthalmologists are: Dr. Philip N. Eichler; Dr. Joel D. Eichler; and Dr. Dominick Benedetto. Our highly trained optometrist is Dr. Kyle Bensinger. Cataracts can easily be diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. A cataract occurs when there is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. During cataract surgery, this lens can be removed through a tiny incision in your eye. Through this same incision, created by a laser, a new man-made lens will be inserted. Many times patients are able to go without eyeglasses for distance vison after the surgery, and experience even better vision than they have for several years! Today patients can even get multifocal lenses inserted which will allow them to see clearly at different distances. Cataract surgery is one of the most common and safest eye procedures performed today. If you are thinking about getting Belleville cataract surgery, we suggest that you come to our office where our doctors specialize in providing patients with laser cataract surgery.
Since cataract surgery is performed with a laser, it is a very short and safe procedure. Generally, patients undergo this procedure only having local anesthetic drops placed into their eyes. The procedure is usually performed on only one eye at a time. The procedure itself is very short, lasting about 20 minutes. Recovery from cataract surgery is often quite pain-free and quick. Although most cataracts will eventually lead to blindness if left untreated, some patients do choose to have the vision treated with new eyeglass prescriptions. This can be used to improve the cataract-patient’s sight for a while, but eventually cataract surgery is almost always needed. For an appointment to meet with one of our expert eye doctors regarding getting Belleville cataract surgery, contact us today.