Do you have cataracts? If so, is it time for cataract surgery?
These are the types of questions we answer during a Cataract Evaluation. There are a series of tests we perform to diagnose the root cause of any vision disturbances you may be experiencing. Your eyes will be dilated to allow our team to fully analyze your entire eye, so you may need to have someone drive you home. This evaluation may take up to 2 hours in our office, but we will make you feel as comfortable as possible during your time with us.
A Difference You Can See
This is not an assembly line practice. We form strong bonds with each patient; we treat you like family!
- Assessment of your overall vision (visual acuity)
- Calculation of your current glasses prescription (refractive error measurement)
- Evaluation of your lens health (cataract presence)
- Evaluation of your retinal health
- Identification of elevated eye pressure (glaucoma)
- Review of your overall health
- Recommend the optimal lens implant options
This is Your Time
The Cataract Evaluation is your time to not only learn about your eye health but also to ask our team questions about your options. We encourage you to voice any concerns you may have so you will have the education you need to make your own decisions about vision improvement procedures. There are two important decisions that you need to make with regards to your cataract surgery: (1) your choice of a replacement lens implant (IOL), and (2) will we use the Laser-assisted cataract removal method. The choice of lens implant will have the greatest impact on your new vision. Dr. Pendleton will simplify the choices and walk you through these important decisions to arrive at options that work best for you and your lifestyle.
To schedule a Cataract Evaluation in Carlsbad, California, contact us today to arrange a Cataract Evaluation.