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Cataract Surgery at Sierra Eye Group

Cataracts are a common condition affecting vision, particularly among adults aged 60 and older. At Sierra Eye Group, we understand the impact cataracts can have on your daily life. Whether caused by aging, injury, or other factors, cataracts cloud the lens of the eye, making it difficult to see clearly. We have a wide variety of solutions to cure your cataracts!

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What is a Cataract?

Are you struggling with cloudy vision? You might have cataracts.

Cataracts occur when the clear lens of your eye becomes cloudy, making it difficult to see clearly. Think of it like trying to look through a foggy window. This cloudiness can dim your vision, making colors appear dull and causing glare from lights.

But don’t worry, there’s hope! Cataract surgery can help restore your vision and improve your quality of life. During the procedure, the cloudy lens is gently removed and replaced with a clear one, just like upgrading a camera lens for sharper images.

If you’re tired of squinting and straining to see, it’s time to take action. Schedule a consultation with us today and let’s discuss how cataract surgery can help you see the world more clearly again. You deserve to enjoy life without the frustration of cloudy vision. Let’s work together to bring back your clarity and brightness!

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Types of Cataracts

  • Nuclear cataracts occur in the center of the lens
  • Cortical cataracts occur as wedge-shaped spokes extending from the outside of the lens to the center
  • Subcapsular cataracts occur at the back of the lens

Symptoms of Cataracts

  • Blurred or dimmed vision (particularly at night)
  • Cloudy vision
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Visual distortions or “ghost images”
  • Increased nearsightedness
  • Difficulty reading or driving

Causes of Cataracts

  • Age-related cataracts are the most common, resulting from a natural build-up of proteins in the lens.
  • Congenital cataracts may be present at birth or developed during childhood.
  • Secondary cataracts develop when other health or ophthalmologic conditions (such as diabetes) are present.
  • Traumatic cataracts can develop after an eye injury.

Want to Learn More?

If you’d like to learn more about cataracts, contact Sierra Eye Group today to schedule an appointment. If you’d like to know more about being a potential candidate for cataract surgery, please take our cataract self-test.

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Treatment Options for Cataracts at Sierra Eye Group

Understanding Your Options

At Sierra Eye Group, we understand that every patient is unique, and so are their cataracts. That’s why we offer personalized treatment options tailored to your specific needs and vision goals.

Do You Need Treatment?

If your vision is only slightly affected by cataracts, you may not need immediate treatment. However, if your vision is significantly impaired, cataract surgery may be the best option to restore clarity and sharpness to your vision.

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Cataract Surgery: Your Solution

Our team is here to guide you through every step of the cataract surgery process, ensuring you understand what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. Rest assured, we’ll provide the personalized care and attention you deserve.

Choosing the Right Lens

Selecting the right type of lens implant is crucial for achieving optimal visual outcomes. Our team utilizes advanced technology and precise measurements to ensure the best possible results for your vision without the need for glasses.

Advanced Lenses

The choice of lens type depends on various factors such as your lifestyle, visual needs, and the recommendation of your ophthalmologist. It’s essential to discuss these options thoroughly with your eye care provider to determine the most suitable lens for your individual situation.

There are several types of lenses available for cataract surgery, each offering different benefits and vision outcomes:

Monofocal Lenses

These are the standard lenses used in cataract surgery. They provide clear vision at one distance (usually either near, intermediate, or far). Patients may still need glasses for activities like reading or driving, depending on the distance chosen for focus.

Multifocal Lenses

These lenses can correct vision at multiple distances, reducing the need for glasses after surgery. They can provide clear vision for near, intermediate, and far distances simultaneously. However, some patients may experience halos or glare, especially at night.

Accommodating Lenses

These lenses are designed to mimic the natural lens’s ability to adjust focus based on the distance of objects. They offer a range of clear vision and may reduce the need for glasses, particularly for intermediate distances.

Toric Lenses

These lenses are specifically designed to correct astigmatism, which is a common condition that causes blurry vision. They can improve both distance and near vision, especially for patients with significant astigmatism.

Schedule Your Consultation

Take the first step towards clearer vision by scheduling a consultation with Sierra Eye Group. Our dedicated team is here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you make informed decisions about your cataract treatment options.


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2830 W. Main St.
Visalia, CA 93291

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