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Cataracts eye care in Las Vegas

Vegas Co-Management of Cataract Surgery

When is the right time to opt for cataract surgery? Do you know if you are a suitable can

Cataracts eye care in Las Vegas

Cataracts eye care in Las Vegas

didate? What is the process, or procedure? What can you expect? These are just a few of the questions that you may have, and that you need to have answered before deciding to undergo Las Vegas cataract surgery. Dr. Chandler is pleased to offer co-management of cataract surgery as a service to you, our valued patient. Co-management involves providing advice, guidance, recommendations, and referrals, and any other information regarding the surgery and recovery.

Cataracts, which are the result of a buildup of protein in the lenses of the eyes, is a progressive condition, meaning it worsens with the progression of time. In the early stages, it is possible to counteract the effects on the eyesight with a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, as cataracts progress and vision becomes more hindered, blurrier and cloudier, vision may be so limited that daily life is significantly affected. This can include driving, reading, watching TV, using the computer, working, playing golf, even enjoying an afternoon at the museum. Undergoing cataract surgery can restore one’s vision significantly, enabling one to resume these, and other activities in daily life.

Everyone will develop cataracts with age; however, there are certain risk factors that can cause cataract development at an accelerated rate, such as:

High blood pressure
Family history/genetics
Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol
Previous ocular injury or inflammation
Previous eye surgery
Prolonged use of corticosteroid medications
Exposure to Ultraviolet radiation from the sunlight and/or other sources
Exposure to radiation, such as X-rays and cancer treatment

Cataract surgery is a simple and relatively painless procedure, and is done on an outpatient basis. A local anesthetic eye drop is used to numb the eye, but the patient is typically awake during the procedure. Cataract surgery involves removing the internal portion of the clouded lens, leaving the outer capsule intact, and inserting a new intraocular lens implant. Intraocular lens implants can be designed to address or correct certain aspects of vision, such as distance, astigmatism, monovision, and multifocal vision correction. With this procedure, it is possible to refine or customize one’s vision.  After Las Vegas cataract surgery, one will be less dependent on glasses or contacts, and may not need them at all. Dr. Chandler will work closely with you and your selected eye surgeon to coordinate the surgery, and to provide all the necessary pre-op and post-op help required.

Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D.
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139

Las Vegas Optometry

Contact Lenses Las Vegas

Perhaps the most fun part of a visit to Shannon Chandler, O.D., is picking out eyeglass frames or the type of contact lenses you want to wear. It is often assumed that the criteria for making these selections is entirely based on comfort and personal taste (i.e. how you look in them). But our Las Vegas optometrist wants you to know that your choice of contact lenses and eyeglass frames can also impact your vision. That’s why we’re here to help you find just the right ones for you – that feel good, look good, and let you see as well as possible.

It may not seem like it, but the way you wear your eyeglasses can either support or thwart your efforts at optimal vision. For one thing, the way the prescription lens sits in the frame is essential, and choosing the correct shape of frame can be helpful to meeting this goal. In addition, the placement of the lens is customized because your face shape is unique. One size fits all is not a philosophy for eyeglasses. When your prescription lenses are centered perfectly, your vision is crisper and clearer.

In general, most people can wear either soft contact lenses or hard (gas-permeable) contact lenses to correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Hard contact lenses tend to provide sharper vision, while soft lenses are considered to be more comfortable. Our Las Vegas optometrist now offers hybrid lenses, contacts that are rigid at the center and soft around the edges. These hybid lenses are also available in a bifocal option.

The way your contacts fit on your eyes is vital to your vision because if they do not line up as intended, the prescription is not giving you the maximum benefit. Perhaps most important, uncomfortable lenses may spend less time in your eyes and more time in their case. That’s why we work hard to make sure that your contact lenses are right for you and comfortable.

If you would like more information on the various types of frames or lenses that are available, be sure to schedule an appointment with our Las Vegas optometrist, Dr. Chandler. We look forward to discussing all your eye care needs.

Eyeglasses Las Vegas
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139