Cataract Surgery in Far North Central

Cataract Surgery in Far North Central

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

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When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. EyeTX - Vineyard-Blanco will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in Far North Central

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MetLife
  • Aetna

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.

Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 30, 2024
Everyone is so nice and patient with any questions that you have!
- Jan. 18, 2024
Excellent Service
- Dec. 27, 2023
Great place to get your vision needs!
- Dec. 14, 2023
Very pleasant staff. Thorough exam. Excellent experience with Dr. Anderson.
- Nov. 24, 2023
Doc Marlan & Jiang are outstanding! so is the rest of the crew.
- Nov. 20, 2023
Dr. Patel was great! He was very informative and my glasses were perfect. Efficient and quick servic... e from the staff, definitely returning.
- Aug. 17, 2023
Friendly, professional staff. Dr Anderson is thorough and provides easy to understand explanations ... of all test results.
- Jun. 25, 2023
All the Eye doctors are great! Staff is friendly and helpful....and they take most insurances, which... helps too....
- Jun. 08, 2023
Very friendly and knowledgeable.
- Jun. 02, 2023
My family and I have been receiving eye care and have purchased eyeglasses here for years. It's eas... y to get an appointment, and the doctors are prompt. They use the latest technology, so never any discomfort. Dr. Jiang thoroughly explained my eye image results and took the time to answer all of my questions. The staff is extremely polite and efficient. I highly recommend EyeTx.
- May. 21, 2023
Very professional and efficient welcoming. I've been to several areas in San Antonio, but this locat... ion is the best by far. The drive is a bit out of my way but well worth the drive. EyeTx vision center will forever be my place for my eyes the doctor was thorough attentive to answering all my questions. The staff were great and not trying to sell me anything like most places.
- Mar. 21, 2023
Great Docs, staff, eyeglass selection. Highly recommend for children and adults.
- Mar. 05, 2023
We have been going to this location for over 18 years and always had good experience with staff and ... the optometrists. The location is convenient as well.
- Mar. 02, 2023
I have used Dr. Anderson for almost 20 years. He and his staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and cari... ng. I have always been able to get in on the same day or next day if needed. Awesome team!! Very clean office!!!
- Feb. 26, 2023
Great visit as always have been coming here for YEARS!!!!
- Feb. 06, 2023
Fast,friendly and professional service.
- Jan. 16, 2023
Convenient location and very friendly staff
- Dec. 27, 2022
Always a great experience at EyeTex. Dr Anderson has been my eye doc for over 20 yrs.
- Dec. 11, 2022
I had an eye emergency and they were able to squeeze me in. Nothing worse that driving around with o... ne eye hurting bad.
- Dec. 01, 2022
The service is great at this location.

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How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Far North Central optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact EyeTX - Vineyard-Blanco.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.


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