“My doctor says my cataracts are not “ripe”. When is the right time for cataract surgery?”

While cataracts generally become visually frustrating to most people by their mid-seventies, more subtle vision changes can begin in your fifties.  Glare from lights making driving more uncomfortable, the need for brighter lights to read, and a general feeling that your vision “is just not as good as it used to be”, are all signs that your natural lenses may be losing their clarity.  Believe it or not, these are the beginnings of cataracts!

Traditionally, patients have been told to wait until their cataracts were “ripe” or “ready” before considering surgery.  This advice stems from a time when older technology and techniques may not have been as successful.  Today’s technological advances and options of vision correcting implants enables us to provide amazing results even before cataracts become a major problem.  In fact, you don’t have to wait to have cataracts in order to take advantage of premium laser lens surgery.  And the best part is that the results are permanent!

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