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Preparing for cataract surgery: it all starts with the exam

How do you know when it's time to have cataract surgery? When your vision is making it more difficult to do your daily activities/hobbies it's time to call our office for an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam.

What do you need to bring with you? When you come to the office for your appointment please bring a list of your medications, allergies, and health history. Please bring your most recent insurance cards and a photo ID.

What will the doctor look for? Our doctors will do a comprehensive dilated exam to check your ocular health and  your vision.  Measurements for the surgery may also be done at this exam. The results of this exam along with your complaints about your vision will determine if you are ready to have cataract surgery.

My doctor has determined that I need surgery, what's next? Once you and the doctor have determined it's time for cataract surgery you will meet with the surgery scheduler to schedule your surgery and will be given instructions on how to prepare for surgery and take care of yourself after surgery.

Where will the surgical procedure be performed? Michiana Eye Center surgeons perform cataract surgeries at many local hospitals and surgery centers near you. To see a complete list of locations we operate out of, click here

As always, we're here for you. Give us a call at any office. You will be quickly transferred to a surgical professional that can answer any and all questions you have.

EyeSmart Education, provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology