Cataract Surgery in Bryan

Cataract Surgery in Bryan

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

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When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Northwest Ohio Vision Center will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MetLife

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.

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- Apr. 15, 2024
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- Feb. 13, 2024
We have been going to Northwest Ohio Vision Center for a few years and we love the friendly staff an... d great service. Dr. Andrea Yahraus is very helpful, professional and knowledgeable.
- Feb. 08, 2024
My wife and I really enjoyed our experience with Jordan and the whole staff. They were extremely fri... endly and very very helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
- Feb. 05, 2024
Very quick and knowledgeable!!! Great service and people !!! Highly recommend!!!
- Dec. 16, 2023
Excellent care
- Dec. 16, 2023
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- Dec. 15, 2023
Everyone was just wonderful.
- Dec. 15, 2023
I would highly recommend this eye Dr.
- Dec. 13, 2023
The office staff was friendly and professional. Dr. Spies did a thorough job and was very pleasant....
- Nov. 21, 2023
Dr. Spiess is awesome! Very professional and his exams are so thorough! If you need glasses ask for ... Lisa! She has several years of experience and very knowledgeable. She will go over evey detail and option available.
- Oct. 24, 2023
Great place to get anything vision related.
- Jul. 22, 2023
Very friendly staff!
- Jun. 29, 2023
This was my first visit to Northwest Ohio Vision Center and it was very impressive. Dr. Richmond pr... ovided a very thorough eye exam and provided a comprehensive explanation of the results of my exam. I was very pleased with the services provided.
- May. 17, 2023
Everyone was so kind and polite. They had appointments available without hassle. Once we got there w... e spent hardly any time in the waiting room as well. The staff are just great, too
- May. 04, 2023
Excellent care and constant growth. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my eye care.
- Apr. 17, 2023
Dr Spiess and staff were very kind and listened to my concerns. Happy they were able to see me on on... ly a few day’s notice. Thank you for your kindness.
- Apr. 17, 2023
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- Apr. 02, 2023
I always receive great service and the staff is always friendly.
- Mar. 20, 2023
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- Jan. 19, 2023
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How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Bryan optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Northwest Ohio Vision Center.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.


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