Posted by: SightTrust Eye Institute in Cataracts, IOLs, Presbyopia

It’s another new year, and another new opportunity to make exciting resolutions for self-improvement in 2024. While research shows that many Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year, just 9% actually keep their resolutions the whole year. Unfortunately, many people learn to live with the inconveniences of health issues they don’t see as urgent because getting help can seem unattainable. For those grappling with vision issues, the idea of starting the year with improved sight through eye surgery can be life-changing, but also daunting. 

At SightTrust Eye Institute, we are in the business of changing people’s lives for the better by giving them the clear vision they deserve. We offer many surgical options for improving our patient’s eyesight, and we love to help individuals take the leap to get their vision issues corrected. If your goal is to improve your eye health and quality of life, here are some ways we may be able to help you meet your new year’s goal for 2024: 

  • Cataract Surgery

Cataracts affect 70 percent of adults by the age of 75. Millions of people worldwide suffer from cataracts, and cataracts are the leading cause of blindness according to The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Symptoms include: 

  • cloudy or blurry vision
  • colors that look faded
  • difficulty seeing at night
  • sensitivity to light
  • halos and glare

SightTrust Eye Institute offers surgical options for those who find themselves in need of cataract surgery. This outpatient procedure only takes about 10 minutes to perform per eye, requires only eye drops as an anesthetic, and has a quick recovery time. This surgery replaces the worn-out lens with a clear intraocular lens implant (IOL). There are several versions of implants to choose from. 

Once the IOL is in place, you will never have to be concerned about it clouding up again or worry about needing to repeat this surgery! Our practice also offers our patients the option of treating both eyes on the same day via bilateral same-day surgery, rather than one at a time so you can get back to your normal life as soon as possible. 

  • Surgery to correct Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a condition caused by the hardening of the lens that occurs in all of us as we age. Symptoms include: 

  • Difficulty reading small print.
  • Having to hold reading materials further away to focus on the words.
  • Headaches from working up close.
  • Eye strain.

If glasses or contacts are not working for you, there are surgical options available to treat presbyopia. At SightTrust Eye Institute, we offer refractive lens exchange surgery that replaces your natural lens with a prescription intraocular lens. The most popular implants are multifocal and trifocal lenses, and this procedure also prevents you from developing cataracts in the future, making it a permanent vision correction procedure. 

  • Alternatives to LASIK

Maybe you’ve been feeling hopeless because you were told you aren’t a candidate for LASIK. We’ve got you! Our team at SightTrust Eye Institute is excited to offer hope via some incredible alternatives. Enter Phakic Intraocular Lenses (IOLs); these thin, prescription implants correct your distance vision from inside the eye and provide excellent focusing power. There are two FDA-approved implants available – the Artisan and EVO ICL. With Phakic IOLs, you can allow these lenses to work with your natural eye instead of reshaping the tissue and risking adverse side effects.

At SightTrust, we like to offer hope for those who have nowhere else to turn. We offer innovative and life-changing surgeries that allow our patients to have the life they deserve. If you’ve made a resolution this year to get your eyesight back, we’d love to partner with you to see how we can make your goals a reality. Call our office today at (877) 878-7890 or email at: