Cataract Surgery in Las Vegas
Thank you for visiting the office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D., where we offer cataract surgery in Las Vegas, NV. Our eye exams and eye screenings help to discover ocular conditions such as cataracts before they can impact your vision. Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with both glaucoma and cataracts. Our cataract surgery co-management is designed to provide the best, most comprehensive patient treatment, by working closely with surgeons, allowing our patients a safe and speedy recovery.
Cataracts is the condition wherein a film develops in the lens; it is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. today. There is no cure for some eye diseases such as glaucoma – however, patients diagnosed with cataracts may benefit from cataract surgery. Cataract surgery involves replacing the clouded lens in the eye with a clear, artificial one. Cataracts symptoms include blurry vision, vision loss and trouble driving at night. If not treated, cataracts can result in severe vision loss. After cataract surgery, some patients may need to wear glasses. If glasses or contact lenses are required after surgery, we can provide a prescription specifically for you in our office.
An annual eye exam is essential for diagnosing and treating eye conditions, like cataracts, that may lead to vision loss over time. Our tests are designed to diagnose many different eye diseases and conditions. If we discover anything abnormal, we will discuss treatment options with you before beginning a treatment plan. Maintaining good vision is essential, and because eyes change with age, we strive to help you find the right balance between corrective lenses and treatment. If you notice any changes in vision, or have suffered from vision loss due to cataracts, you should consider meeting with one of our doctors to see if cataract surgery in Las Vegas is an option for you. If you have any concerns about your eye health, please call our office today.
Las Vegas cataract surgery
Do you have problems seeing at night or watching television? If you have been experiencing blurred vision, or you’re having difficulty seeing in certain types of lighting, you may be developing cataracts. Fortunately, cataracts can be easily corrected with surgery. However, surgery may not be the first choice for some patients – some may prefer to accept surgery only as a last resort. If you would like to see our eye doctor for information and advice regarding cataract surgery, or to see what other treatment options are available, make an appointment to visit our optometry practice.
When you visit our optometry practice, you will undergo a comprehensive eye exam by one of our top-notch optometrists, Dr. Shannon Chandler or Dr. Lesa Davis. Cataracts can be easily detected during a comprehensive eye exam. If our optometrist determines that you do indeed have cataracts, you will be referred to a reputable ophthalmologist for cataract surgery. Some patients choose to have their vision corrected with a new eyeglass prescription. In the early stages, this may help patients temporarily, but eventually almost all patients with cataracts need to have surgery in order to correct their vision. Our optometrists will be able to co-manage your Las Vegas cataract surgery to ensure that you have surgery at the appropriate time, and also to ensure that you have a smooth recovery after surgery.
Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most common eye surgeries performed today, so much so that the surgery is now categorized as an outpatient procedure. It is performed with the use of a topical or local anesthetic. The patient remains perfectly comfortable during the procedure, and the recovery time is both short and comfortable, as well. Both before and after surgery, you will be prescribed certain prescription eye drops to ensure that your eyes are well prepared for the surgery, and that they heal correctly. During cataract surgery, a tiny incision is made in the eye. This incision enables the old cloudy part of the lens to be removed, and a new, clear man-made lens is placed into the eye. The incision is so tiny that no stitches are needed to close it. However, several follow-up exams are necessary to make sure that no problems occur, and that the incision is healing properly. If you would like to meet with one of our fine optometrists regarding Las Vegas cataract surgery, contact us today.
Eye Care Las Vegas
Have you been getting headaches related to eyestrain? Are you affected by blurred vision? It may be that you have astigmatism, an very common condition that impacts vision refraction, or the eyes’ ability to correctly bend light as it passes through the eye. The good news is that there have been many advancements in technology and treatment for patients who suffer from astigmatism. Consider visiting our Las Vegas eye doctors to receive a comprehensive eye exam, and to learn more about the various treatment options that are available for astigmatism.
If you have astigmatism, you are not alone: Astigmatism is a very common eye condition that can almost always be corrected by simply wearing prescription lenses, or, if necessary, by laser surgery. When a patient suffers from astigmatism, the patient actually has an irregular curvature of the cornea – the result being a refractive vision error. In the past, patients with astigmatism could not always achieve optimal vision correction through the use of contact lenses. Today, however, our Las Vegas eye doctors are able to fit patients afflicted by astigmatism with contact lenses that will help patients see clearly, without the worry of the lenses rotating, effectively blurring vision. Our optometrists can prescribe soft toric, rigid gas permeable, and hybrid contact lenses to correct your vision.
Dr. Shannon Chandler and Dr. Lesa Davis are two very experienced optometrists on staff who successfully treat the patients who visit our office. Astigmatism can be easily detected using a comprehensive eye exam, and is typically detected during an evaluation of the cornea. Patients with astigmatism often get headaches related to vision, and can suffer from eyestrain and blurred vision when looking from a distance. Astigmatism can also occur in patients who are nearsighted, and farsighted as well. Our optometrists can also refer you to an ophthalmologist to perform refractive laser surgery to correct the astigmatism, in the event that contact lenses and glasses are not viable solutions. However, in order to have refractive surgery for astigmatism, your eyes must be healthy and not have any scarring of the cornea or problems with the retina. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with our Las Vegas eye doctors in order to have your eyes thoroughly examined and treated for astigmatism or other problems with vision, please contact us today.
Las Vegas Cataract Surgery
Making sure that you get the proper care is essential, especially when you are at risk for particular diseases or conditions, but especially so if you already have one that needs constant management and treatment. When it comes to eye conditions, it is essential that people get the routine care and that all options for treatment are explored. In terms of cataract treatment, treatment often depends on the severity of the issue and how much it has progressed. Shannon Chandler, O.D. can help when it comes to providing routine eye exams for cataracts and can also provide co-management for Las Vegas cataract surgery that you may need.
Cataracts occur when the lenses of the eyes becomes cloudy over time. As the lenses progressively becomes cloudier it also becomes more difficult to see through them. Early on, cataracts often exhibit symptoms similar to progressing nearsightedness, and are treated in the same way. Cataracts can be treated with prescribing stronger prescription eyeglass lenses as they get worse, to a certain point. In some cases, cataracts may progress much quicker than regular cases of nearsightedness. Everyone will eventually develop cataracts due to age, but people who have diabetes, have experienced eye trauma in the past, or take certain medications may be more likely to develop cataracts at a younger age. Shannon Chandler, O.D. can help detect and monitor cataracts early on and eventually provide you with a referral to a Las Vegas cataract surgeon when required. After the surgery, she can help oversee your recovery.
If you have cataracts or are at risk for developing them, then Shannon Chandler, O.D. is here to provide you with cataract care as well as co-management for Las Vegas cataract surgery.