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What is Refractive Cataract Surgery?

Traditional cataract surgery has finally met its match with a newer sub-specialty of ophthalmology called Refractive Cataract Surgery.

Your eyes are an amazing part of your body. Over time, natural changes inside your eye can produce cataracts, the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, resulting in poor, blurry, and dull vision. These cataracts can affect and impede on your vision if they are left untreated. Rest assured, while cataract surgery is one of the most common out-patient procedures performed in the United States, not all cataract surgery is the same.

Why Refractive over traditional cataract surgery?

Traditionally, cataract surgery was performed to simply remove the cloudy lens but often still left patients dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses after their surgery. Refractive Cataract Surgery is now a game-changer with the ability to match one’s vision to their desired lifestyle. This is an advanced procedure, best performed by a refractive surgeon, and can be customized to correct astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness.

Why Collins Vision?

Refractive Cataract Surgery is what we do! In addition to an ophthalmology residency training, Dr. Collins completed an additional one-year fellowship program to sub-specialize in refractive surgery. This training has enabled him to refine his surgical techniques and deliver exceptional outcomes.

What’s the next step?

If being less dependent on glasses is something you’re interested in, a consultation with a refractive surgeon like Dr. Collins is an important first step. During a consultation at Collins Vision, Dr. Collins will personally meet with you to examine your eyes, review findings from a series of diagnostic tests, and discuss post-surgical expectations with you. Based on these factors, he is able to recommend a treatment plan that is for best for you and the health of your eyes.

Call Collins Vision today at (239) 936-4706 to schedule a consultation or visit our website at www.collinsvision.com to learn more about Dr. Collins and how he can help you lead a life with clear vision.

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