One of the best ways to prepare for surgery is to make sure you understand the decisions being made about your care. Please read the information on the following pages prior to your arrival at our center.

Phacoemulsification: Not all patients are candidates for laser eye procedures or desire the additional expenditure. The traditional phacoemulsification process remains an excellent option. With phacoemulsification, a special probe is inserted into the eye through a very small incision. The probe emits a high frequency wave that breaks the cataract into tiny pieces to allow for easy removal of the lens matter. The procedure takes about 15 minutes total.

Sometimes, a decision will be made between you and your physician to use a specialty non-covered implant lens or a laser for your cataract procedure. Please note that these are considered cosmetic or “non-covered services,” and will be your financial responsibility.