Once cataracts have formed, cataract surgery is the only way to regain clear vision. Luckily, technological advancements have made cataract surgery much easier and more convenient than it was in the past. That’s why the procedure is generally regarded as one of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the U.S.
Cataracts develop so slowly that most people don’t notice them during their early stages. Even after diagnosing a cataract, your eye care professional may not recommend immediate surgery if you’re not affected by the symptoms. Instead, a stronger eyeglass or contact lens prescription — and regular monitoring — may be enough to counteract the hazy vision caused by an early stage cataract.
However, most people want to have their cataracts removed as soon as possible so they can get back to enjoying an active lifestyle. When everyday tasks like reading, watching television, and driving at night become difficult, you should consider the most convenient time to have cataract surgery — the only method available to restore perfectly clear vision to cataract patients.
View the video below to hear what real cataract surgery patients say about the “right” timing and what their experiences were like after their procedure.
Ultimately, it’s up to you and your eye care specialist to decide when cataract surgery is right for you. During your consultation, your ICON Eyecare doctor will work with you to reach your vision goals. They’ll discuss all the options available and create a customized treatment plan for you. Your timing and lifestyle objectives are important to our team, and we are committed to helping you achieve your best vision.
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