Virginia Beach cataract surgery

If you are looking for an expert optometry center, then you will want to visit us at Breedlove Eye Center. At our practice, our expert optometrist, Dr. Hal W. Breedlove, provides patients with the highest level of optometric care. You will be able to have a comprehensive eye exam and be treated for many different vision problems, including cataracts. Not all cataracts will go on to cause blindness. However it is very difficult, if impossible, to determine which type of cataracts will end up needing Virginia Beach cataract surgery.

When you come to our vision practice, our optometrist will be able to determine whether or not you have cataracts simply by a comprehensive eye exam. Although most cataracts will go on to cause total blindness if not surgically treated, many times patients can be treated for their cataracts in the interim by having changes made to their vision prescriptions. Patients who do not yet want to have Virginia Beach cataract surgery, can often get a new vision prescription to accommodate their new changes in vision brought on by cataracts. Prescription changes can usually be made several times before Virginia Beach cataract surgery is necessary.

When it is determined that your vision can no longer be corrected by prescription lenses, our optometrist will be able to refer you to an expert ophthalmologist who can provide you with the Virginia Beach cataract surgery that you need. Cataract surgery is generally performed on an outpatient basis while the patient remains in total comfort due to the use of eye drops that work as a local anesthetic. Cataract eye surgery is usually performed on only one eye at a time, and takes a very short amount of time to perform. During cataract surgery, patients will receive a new intraocular lens to replace the clouded natural lens that has been damaged by the cataracts. When a patient has cataracts, their vision often appears clouded and blurred. Patients with cataracts often have problems driving at night, watching television, or seeing clearly in certain weather conditions. However, whenever you experience any type of vision change, you will want to visit with our optometrist to make sure that the vision problem is not being caused by a disease or disorder that calls for immediate treatment. For an appointment to meet with our top-notch optometrist, contact our office today. Our optometrist will be able to let you know if your vision is at a point where you will need to have cataract surgery, or whether it can still be easily treated with prescription changes.