Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed in America, but at North Suburban Eye Specialists, you have access to technology offered only by top practices around the country. The technology and surgery options we feature can help reduce your dependence on glasses after surgery.
Before deciding on cataract treatment, it’s important to consider (1) how the patient will use their vision and (2) which surgical approach can best improve the patient’s quality of life. At NSES, we’ve created 3 treatment options to consider:
Distance Vision Option
Our Distance Vision Option not only addresses the cataract, but also minimizes refractive error (glasses prescription), including astigmatism, to achieve the patient’s best quality distance vision, depth perception, and contrast sensitivity. This inclusive option puts our top technologies and advanced options at the surgeon’s disposal, including the LENSAR™ Laser System, advanced diagnostics, and intraocular lenses (IOLs). This option is especially recommended for patients who value good quality distance vision and plan on wearing over-the-counter reading glasses for up close tasks.
Distance (+) Reading Vision Option
Our Distance (+) Reading Vision Option not only addresses the cataract, but also minimizes refractive error (glasses prescription), including astigmatism and presbyopia, to achieve independence from glasses for most distance and reading activities. This inclusive option puts our top technologies and advanced options at the surgeon’s disposal, including the LENSAR™ Laser System, advanced diagnostics, and a full menu of intraocular lens (IOL) options. Although this option can provide greater independence from glasses for both distance and reading activities, a small degree of reduced visual quality or depth perception may be experienced when compared with the Distance Vision Option.
Traditional Cataract Surgery
Most patients undergoing Traditional (manual) Cataract Surgery will recognize the improved quality of vision that the surgery provides, but will typically require a pair of glasses for their best quality vision and depth perception following surgery. Patients that are comfortable wearing corrective lenses will still experience freedom from the blurry, hazy, or dull vision created by cataracts.
Which Surgery is right for you?
With so many surgery options available, we will discuss your vision goals with you and help you make the best choice for your lifestyle. Cataract surgery is not one-size-fits-all, and at North Suburban Eye Specialists, we will help you make the choice that fits your life the best.
Distance Vision and Distance + Reading Vision Options are elective offerings to help reduce your dependence on glasses after surgery. While Medicare and insurance payers will often cover the Traditional Cataract Surgery portion of your procedure, the technology offered in these options is not covered by Medicare or insurance. Additional fees will apply for Distance and Distance + Reading Vision Option.