Premier Cataract Surgery at ICON Eyecare

If you’re like many people over the age of 40, you may have noticed that your vision has become increasingly blurry during recent years — and the culprit could be cataractsCataracts are a progressive condition that develops slowly, and the first small signs are easy enough for most people to overlook. 

Most people don’t seek treatment for cataracts until they begin to noticeably interfere with their vision. Besides blurry vision, other symptoms include difficulty driving at night, elevated sensitivity to glare and bright lights, and the appearance of halos around light sources. Many people describe having cataracts as looking through a clouded window. 

Fortunately, laser-assisted cataract surgery provides a safe solution that’s usually performed on an outpatient basis. Here’s what you need to know about having your eyesight restored via state-of-the-art techniques performed by a skilled cataract eye surgeon like the experienced Denver cataract surgery doctors at ICON Eyecare.

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Cataract Symptoms

Cataracts progress so slowly that most people don’t notice the signs until the disease reaches an advanced stage. As they develop, cataracts produce a number of distinct symptoms, including:

  • Blurred or cloudy vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • “Halos” around bright lights (especially at night)
  • Sensitivity to bright light and glare
  • Need for brighter lights for reading and other close-up activities
  • Double vision or multiple images in one eye
  • A faded or yellowish hue to bright colors
  • The need for frequent adjustments to glasses or contact lens prescriptions
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What to Expect from Cataract Eye Surgery

Your eye care professional may advise you not to eat or drink anything at least 12 hours before your scheduled procedure, and they will discuss which medications to avoid taking the day of surgery.

Our Denver cataract surgery doctors will also explain all of your anesthesia options and provide you with a comprehensive list of pre-surgery instructions to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

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What Are My Premium Lens Options?

Did you know that it’s possible to stop wearing glasses after cataract surgery? During the procedure, your eye’s natural lens will be replaced with a new, clear lens. Today’s cutting-edge technology allows you to choose a premium lens implant that not only allows you to see clearly, but corrects your vision at the same time. These premium lenses will allow you to see near, far — or even both! — without glasses.

The type of lenses you choose is an important decision because cataract surgery is a one-time procedure and you will not be able to change to a different lens in the future. The experienced Denver cataract surgery doctors at ICON Eyecare are committed to helping you achieve your vision goals and will go over lens selection during your consultation appointment.

Whether you’d like a more active lifestyle or are just tired of the hassle of glasses, ICON is proud to offer people in the Denver area lens replacement surgery options to fit their needs.


Understanding Your Vision Options

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A Lens For Your Life

When you can see more, you can do more. Redefine your vision with the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal Lens, and start seeing life differently.

    • Enhance your vision for clear, complete focus

    • See effortlessly without blurry zones

    • Discover brighter, more vivid colors

    • Reduce your need to wear glasses

    • Take advantage of the first and only trifocal lens available in the country

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A Lens For Your Life

When you can see more, you can do more. Redefine your vision with the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal Lens, and start seeing life differently.

  • Enhance your vision for clear, complete focus

  • See effortlessly without blurry zones

  • Discover brighter, more vivid colors

  • Reduce your need to wear glasses

  • Take advantage of the first and only trifocal lens available in the country


I wore glasses since I was 12 years old after having cataract surgery I now have 20/20 vision. My surgeon and crew at ICON Eyecare as the best. I rate ICON Eyecare as the best and would highly recommend them.

- Carolyn L.


Thank you Dr. Goldhair and her wonderful team for the gift of clear vision! I am extremely grateful for their guidance through the entire process of my cataract surgery. I would recommend them to anyone!

- Robert R.

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I was absolutely petrified at the prospect of a cataract operation. Dr. Kim’s calm, kind, professional manner allayed my fears. The operation was a piece of cake. Dr. Kim is a fantastic physician. I am devastated that she is moving, but I wish her the best.

- Elisabeth K.


I had cataract surgery with Dr. Litoff in November 2017. The morning after my first eye was done, I removed the patch and noticed how white my kitchen was, rather than the beige I had been seeing for so long. I kept doing side by side comparisons with the other eye that still had a cataract and would get emotional each time. It was like getting new eyes after 66 years!

- Taylor W.


Dr. Litoff performed the cataract surgery and I could not be happier with results! I was already seeing clearly the day after my cataract was removed. My only regret is that I didn’t have the surgery done sooner, it has made a world of difference in my life.

- Kathy S

When Should I Have Cataract Surgery?

Our ophthalmologists often suggest cataract surgery once your cataracts have begun to compromise your quality of life and ability to perform everyday tasks like reading, watching television, and driving at night. At that point, you should begin to consider whether it is the right time to have cataract surgery — the only method available to restore perfectly clear vision to cataract patients.

Due to their slow development, most people remain unaffected by the symptoms of cataracts during their early stages, which can happen as early as age 40. Even after early diagnosis of a cataract, an eye care professional may not recommend immediate surgery if the symptoms are not debilitating.

Instead, a stronger eyeglass or contact lens prescription — and regular monitoring — may be enough to counteract the hazy vision in the short term.

However, most people want to have their cataracts removed as soon as possible, so they can get back to seeing clearly and living an active lifestyle. ICON’s doctors are known for working WITH you to achieve your vision goals. That’s why they’ll discuss all the options available to you and create a customized treatment plan during your cataract consultation.

A Team of Experts.

ICON provides industry-leading cataract surgery using the latest advanced technology.

Recovery from Cataract Surgery

Most laser cataract procedures take less than 20 minutes, but you should nonetheless plan on spending a total of two-and-a-half hours at your eye doctor’s office. You should have transportation arranged in advance because you may experience slight grogginess after the surgery, and you’ll need to wear protective shields over your eyes for a period of time following the procedure.

Most patients are asked to wear them for at least several hours after leaving their eye doctor’s office and at night while they sleep for the first few days.

You’ll be scheduled for a follow-up visit within the next day or two, so be sure to take note of any questions or concerns you may have so that you can ask the doctor. Recovery times vary among individual patients. Some patients report clear vision within a matter of hours, while others can take a few days to recover.

We’re available by phone during business hours to provide you with more information about cataract eye surgery, and you can also use our online form to contact us at your convenience.

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Is Cataract Surgery Safe?

Cataract surgery is largely regarded as one of the safest and most common surgeries performed in the United States. In the U.S. alone, more than 3 million patients undergo the procedure every year, the vast majority of whom end up with clear vision that either reduces or eliminates the need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Advancements in laser technology have revolutionized how cataract surgery is performed today, making it both easier and safer for patients.

During your cataract consultation, your ICON surgeon will discuss any potential risks and talk you through precautionary steps we will take ensure you feel comfortable with the safety of the procedure. Schedule a consultation with one of our Denver area cataract surgery experts today to determine if this procedure is right for you!  

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Our team is committed to providing the highest quality cataract surgery at an affordable price. Let us help you navigate the costs, so you can focus on what’s most important: seeing the world through better eyes.

VIP Cataract Consultations

Our Cataract specialists are committed to helping you navigate all aspects of Cataract surgery, including cost, during your 1 on 1 consultation.

Customized, Affordable Lenses

The experienced doctors at ICON Eyecare are committed to helping you achieve your vision goals and will go over lens selection during your consultation appointment.

Insurance Options

Our team is very experienced and knowledgeable about the insurance requirements for cataract surgery, and they will help you navigate this process during your consultation appointment.

Cost of Cataract Surgery

In most cases, both private insurance and Medicare will cover the cost of the procedure after a patient has met their deductible and copayment responsibilities. Our cataract surgery teams in Denver and across Colorado are very experienced and knowledgeable about the insurance requirements for these procedures. Let us help you navigate this process during your consultation appointment!

We are committed to making upgraded lenses affordable for everyone! If you desire a lifestyle without glasses, we would be happy to work with you to develop a payment plan that fits your monthly budget.

We offer several financing options, including 0% financing for up to two years with no money down and low monthly payments (subject to credit approval).

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