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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:

Diabetes
High blood pressure
Obesity
Family history/genetics
Smoking
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
702-791-6860

Las Vegas Eye Care

Las Vegas Eye Care

It is a well-known fact that your vision changes over time. Perhaps at one time you did not need to wear corrective lenses, but now you can’t drive or watch television without using your prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. You may have an optical prescription, but is it up to date? Make an appointment to come see our Las Vegas eye doctor, Shannon Chandler, O.D., to find out. A yearly eye exam is recommended for everyone, whether you wear corrective lenses or not, but it is even more important for those of you with prescriptions.

Optical Exams Las Vegas

Optical Exams Las Vegas

When you first received your contacts or glasses, our Las Vegas eye doctor gave you a thorough exam and determined that you needed help with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, or some combination of these refractive disorders. After Dr. Chandler wrote you your optical prescription, you soon were enjoying much improved eyesight, without the difficulty and eye strain you were previously experiencing. As your eyes change, though, that original prescription may become less effective or even ineffective in correcting the problem it was written to address.

You might be thinking, “So what? I may not see as well as before, but it is no big deal.” It is a big deal though. In the course of your busy days, you might not be aware that those tension headaches have begun to return because your eyes are straining to see. If your eyeglasses or contacts are required for driving, using an out of date prescription can be downright dangerous. An eye exam with our Las Vegas eye doctor will ensure that your current glasses or contacts are adequate or that your prescription is updated to fulfill your new vision requirements.

If you need any further motivation to come in for an eye exam, remember that in addition to keeping your prescription up to date, our Las Vegas eye doctor will be screening you for common eye diseases and problems. If these conditions are detected in their early stages, treatment options are more plentiful and tend to be most successful. Call us today and schedule your annual eye exam.

A friendly reminder: It’s nearing the end of the year, so don’t forget to use your vision benefits.

Annual Eye Exams Las Vegas
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139
702-791-6860