A cataract is a condition that affects the lens of the eye. The lens inside the eye naturally begins to lose transparency and becomes cloudy over time. As a person ages the chemical makeup of the eye begins to change. In most cases the changes are gradual so patients often don’t realize their vision has become blurry. Because cataracts produce a cloudiness inside the eye, adjusting a person’s glasses or contact lens prescription doesn’t help correct their vision. Protecting your eyes from direct sunlight and ultraviolet light exposure may slow the progression of a cataract.
Cataracts aren’t painful but do have a variety of other symptoms. Common symptoms include: blurred or hazy vision, sensitivity to bright lights and glare, a feeling of a “film” that covers the eyes, and a sudden change in glasses prescription. Once a cataract begins to form it can’t be reversed. The only option to improve vision once a cataract is present is to have cataract surgery. Most cataracts are diagnosed in people who are 55 years of age and older, though sometimes much younger individuals develop cataracts too.
When cataracts significantly blur vision they need to be surgically removed. Cataract surgery is a very successful operation which is the most common surgery performed in the United States. At Eye Physicians of Austin, we offer cataract patients the most advanced technology and treatments available including both traditional and laser cataract surgery. Once the cloudy natural lens is removed during surgery a new intraocular lens will be implanted. There are many types of intraocular lenses that are available and it is possible to be less dependent on glasses and contact lenses after cataract surgery. After careful measurements of your eyes, a cataract surgeon can discuss which lenses you are a candidate for to help make your vision as good as possible.
At Eye Physicians of Austin, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"Convenient location and parking. I love that they disinfect all the equipment right in front of you before your face and chin touch all their eye testing equipments."
"Went in for a complete eye exam. The front desk staff were wonderful, very friendly and extremely helpful. the technicians in the back were extremely courteous..."
"Fantastic clinic. They took us in immediately on a Monday morning for concerning eye issues that developed right before the weekend...5 stars for sure!!!"
"Drs. Dai & Wollen of The Eye Physicians of Austin literally gave me back my sight!! I can't recommend these & all the doctors at The Eye Physicians of Austin enough!!!"
"Wow! They're so nice. I even had a nurse to hold my hand while some work was being done on my eye! Now, how sweet is that?"
"Dr. Peter Wollan walks on water, as far as I'm concerned. He did cataract surgery on my right eye and the results are amazing. If there were 10 stars, I'd give them."
"My wife and I have had great experiences with Eye Physicians of Austin. We've been seeing Dr. Buckingham for several years and she's always treated us well."
"I love this place. I see Dr. Dai and have seen Dr. Pierce before and they are both great doctors."
"Dr. Dai was great, super nice, had a great smile and talked to me in a way that was easy to understand!"
"Dr. Pearce who was calm, patient and kind when I was freaking out. He not only saved my eyeball, I see just as well as I did before. 20/20 with correction."
"Day 1 Lasik seeing perfectly. Much thanks to Dr. Pierce and Eric as its been seamless."
"I've been a glaucoma patient for over 30 years, n that time, I've learned how to tell the good from the bad glaucoma doctors, and Dr Wollan is definitely a good one."
"I recently saw doctor Khan Farooqui, an amazing person and physician really enjoyed his feedback for me and his medical attention."
"Dr. Wollan is outstanding. He took the time to explain my situation and the action that needs to be taken to prevent further damage."
" Dr. Pierce is personable and extremely competent. I can't recommend him or this practice enough."
"Dr. Dai removed a small piece of wire from right eye and I felt no pain. The eye soon healed and my 20-20 vision was returned."
"My husband and I have seen Dr. Plunkett at Eye Physicians of Austin for several years and we've received excellent care."
"Very professional operation. Dr. Buckingham is a great doctor with a pleasant manner. Wait times are reasonable and communication with the front desk is smooth."
"I will probably be seeing Dr. Wollan for some time and what better place than Eye Physicians of Austin!"