Cataracts

If you have questions about cataracts, you have come to the right place.

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# Cataracts

# Cataract Surgery

Cataract Treatment in the Tampa Bay – St Petersburg Area

What are Cataracts?

If you have questions about cataracts, you have come to the right place. At Sight360, we are a comprehensive vision organization offering optometryophthalmology, and optical retail services for residents of St. Pete and Pinellas Park, Florida. We can help you understand the signs of cataracts, what causes them, and the benefits of elective surgery.

Understanding Cataracts

In general terms, cataracts are a clouding of the lens behind the colored part of your eye. This clouding is the result of proteins clumping together during the aging process. When light cannot directly pass through this cloudiness, patients can experience problems with their vision. Cataracts symptoms include:

  • Trouble with your usual glasses or contacts
  • Cloudy or double vision
  • A distracting glare reflected off of oncoming headlights when you drive

What to Expect from Your Cataracts Evaluation

We will take measurements of your eyes to understand the dimensions of the cataracts and then conduct a comprehensive eye exam and cataract evaluation. As part of this exam, we will dilate your pupils to closely examine the cataract.

What to Expect on Your Cataract Journey

We’ll start with a consultation and then perform an eye evaluation to determine the extent of the cataracts. Next, we’ll help you choose the right surgery and lens options for your needs.

Surgery Options

There are two types of surgery available: traditional cataract surgery and bladeless cataract surgery. Traditional surgery involves making an incision in the cornea using a blade, while bladeless surgery makes use of the state-of-the-art computer-guided Femto Laser.

Lens Options

There are a wide range of lens options available, and the best choice for you will depend on your day-to-day lifestyle and needs. Our range of lenses includes the Light Adjustable Lens and mono-focal, multifocal, and toric artificial intraocular lenses.

Cataract Recovery

Your recovery process will depend on the type of surgery you choose. With traditional cataract surgery, full recovery takes about two weeks. Bladeless surgery involves reduced recovery time, and the patient can generally resume their normal activities with minimal restrictions following the procedure.

Financing Options

At Sight360, we maintain a commitment to providing vision care that is both cutting-edge and affordable. We have a number of financing options available, including Wells Fargo financing. We also accept over 50 vision and medical insurance plans.

Next Steps

You can trust us to provide you with guidance every step of the way to help renew your vision.

Scheduling Your Cataracts Surgery

Find out about your cataract options today! If you live in St Pete or Pinellas Park and are struggling with cataracts, we encourage you to give us a call at (866) 824-4280 and schedule a consultation appointment with our experienced team.

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

Navigating life with cataracts can be profoundly limiting. As cataracts grow your day-to-day vision will often look as if you are looking through a dirty glass, where everything is blurred or fuzzy, and colors appear faded. Surgery will restore your vision clarity and colors to their former brightness.

Our board-certified ophthalmologists are trained to perform cataract surgery by removing the existing lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens. Cataract surgery will help you gain a 360 perspective and improve your quality of life.

General Ophthalmology

Our general ophthalmologists provide complete, 360-degree ophthalmic services and can examine, diagnose and treat vision disease and disorders. 

Cataracts

Our renowned cataract surgeons offer the latest in technology, including bladeless laser cataract surgery with multifocal and trifocal intraocular lenses.

Glaucoma

Our general ophthalmologists evaluate, treat and diagnose glaucoma, while our highly trained glaucoma specialists provide advanced glaucoma care and surgery.

Retina

Our vitreoretinal surgeons treat all medical and surgical retinal disease and laser surgery, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal tears and detachments.

Oculoplastics

Our oculoplastic surgeons treat diseases and disorders affecting the eyelids and tear ducts. They also perform cosmetic eye lid surgery that may be covered by insurance.

Surgery

In the event you need eye surgery, we have experienced and highly trained surgeons that can perform a wide range procedures.

Cataracts are a medical condition affecting the eye’s lens which is located just behind the pupil. They cause the lens to become cloudy or opaque, hindering its ability to focus light onto the retina at the back of the eye.

The clouding of the lens in cataracts results from the clumping of proteins within the lens. This clumping prevents light from passing through clearly, leading to various vision problems.

Symptoms of cataracts include blurred or distorted vision, sensitivity to light, difficulty seeing in low light conditions, and seeing halos around lights. These symptoms may develop gradually as the cataracts progress.

The most common cause of cataracts is aging. Other contributing factors include diabetes, prolonged exposure to sunlight, smoking, and certain medications. Understanding these factors can help in taking preventive measures.

Cataracts can be effectively treated through surgery. During the surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. This procedure is generally safe and has a high success rate in restoring clear vision.

Accepted Vision Insurance Plans

As a group, we accept many medical insurances plans alone, including popular plans like Aetna, Avmed, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Coast to Coast, Freedom, Optimum, United Healthcare, Medicare and Wellcare Medicare. Please call our offices to verify your insurance.

Highly Rated Eye Doctors & Vision Care Specialists

Your sight is your most important sense. Therefore, you want to make sure it is in excellent hands. You can trust the vision care specialists at Sight360, but don’t take our word for it.
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