CATARACT FAQs

Q: What is a Cataract?
A: As people age, the lens of the eye can become hard and the muscles around the eye may struggle to mold the shape of the lens. This hardening of the lens may occur in your forties, but cataracts usually do not appear until you are in your sixties. As the lens hardens, the color of the lens may change from clear to brownish, decreasing the quality of vision and perception. This is a cataract.

Q. What are the 3 types of Cataracts?
A. The three primary types of cataracts are Nuclear Sclerotic Cataracts, Posterior Subcapsular Cataracts, and Cortical Cataracts. You can learn more about these and other types of cataracts by visiting our Types of Cataracts page.

Q. Is there a cure for Cataracts?
A: While there is no pill or vitamin that can reverse the aging that results in the hardening and discoloring of the eye lens, Newsom Eye can offer the safest and most successful cataract surgery as a cure for cataracts.

Q: How long does cataract surgery take?
A: The procedure itself usually only takes about 10-15 minutes, however, you should plan on being at the surgery center for about 2 hours.

Q: How long is the recovery time?
A: For most patients to fully recover, it takes about a week. Immediately following surgery, your vision will be blurry, so you should plan to have someone drive you home following the procedure. Some patients are able to go back to work the same day of surgery, however, it is recommended that you take the day off if possible.

Q: What is the difference between a standard monofocal lens and a premium lens?
A: A premium lens will provide a greater range of focus than a monofocal IOL.

Q: What is blended vision
A: Prior to your cataract surgery, your vision will undergo additional testing for blended vision. The goal of blended vision is to make your dominant eye for distance and your non-dominant eye for near. With blended vision, your eyes will focus together to reduce or eliminate your independence on glasses.

Q: Is a premium lens or blended vision covered by insurance? Is surgery covered by insurance?
A: In most cases, they are not covered by insurance. This will add some out-of-pocket expense, however, it is important to note that the majority of cataract surgery is covered by insurance, as well as the surgeons' fee which will cost the same regardless of the lens implant you choose.

Q: Is a premium lens or blended vision worth it?
A: Think of it like this. Your vision is something you will use every waking moment of your life. If it’s something you can afford, then it is definitely worth it. If a Premium Intraocular Lens is something you are interested in, please mention it during your cataract consultation. Remember, with a premium lens implant or blended vision, patients can do most things the majority of the time without glasses.

Q: Do you have any testimonials for Cataract Surgeries?
A: We sure do! Click here to see cataract surgery testimonials in the words of our patients, who discuss the results of their surgeries. Our patients love their NEWSOM EYES!

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