Frequently Asked Vision Questions

Cataracts

There are many vision questions that people ask, especially about cataracts, because more aging people around the world seem to get cataracts. Cataract is an eye disease that affects the lens of the eye, making it progressively opaque as time passes. A cataract patient slowly starts to notice a decrease in vision during the initial stages, and if left untreated, it can lead to blindness. The disease occurs mainly due to aging, although injuries or inherited genetic disorders can influence the risk of developing it.

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This is one of the most common vision questions. Cataract patients are likely to see any one or more of these symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Poor night vision
  • Fading of colors
  • Sensitivity towards light
  • Needing much brighter lights to read
  • Double vision
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LASIK

Another one of the most common vision questions, this also is important information for anyone considering LASIK eye surgery. Side effects and risks include:

Dryness of the eyes
Sensitivity to light or halos at night
Less than optimal vision

There might be additional risks associated with LASIK, and individual results will vary. Dr. Manocha and his staff will be very happy to provide you with additional information and answers to all of your questions.

Financing/Insurance

Cataract surgery is considered a medical necessity when the vision is impaired because of a cataract. The surgery is typically paid for by Medicare and most commercial insurance companies. Individuals must check with their respective carriers for coverage benefits.

No, advanced cataract surgery and premium lens implants are considered elective and are not covered by insurance. However, will pay for a portion of the procedure that is medically necessary.

Yes, we do have financing available through Care Credit. There also are interest-free options.

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