Cataract Surgery

One out of two people over the age of 60 suffer from cataracts. When cataracts progress to the point that they affect vision, it’s time to trade in the clouded lens for a crystal clear lens.

Modern cataract surgery involves removing the clouded natural lens and implanting a clear replacement lens. The standard replacement lens is focused for one field of vision, typically distance vision—most patients who receive a standard lens require glasses for reading and other close-up activities.

For some cataract patients, freedom from glasses is important. For them, Hester Eye Care offers a new generation of premium lenses that provide sharper vision with less reliance on reading glasses or bifocals.

A Medicare ruling allows beneficiaries to receive partial payment for state-of-the-art premium lenses that correct for vision at all distances. For more information on premium lenses, click here.

We also offer Toric lenses for patients with astigmatism. Click here for information on Toric lenses.

Here are some signs that you should have your eyes checked for cataracts:

  • It's more difficult to see signs while driving at night than it once was.
  • Halos appear around well-lit objects.
  • Your vision appears cloudy or blurry.
  • Colors appear muted or dull.
  • Your ability to see contrast has diminished.
  • You experience glare at night that makes it difficult to see.
  • Updating your glasses or contact lens prescription doesn't improve your vision.
  • You experience heightened sensitivity to bright light.