Cataract Surgery in Weatherford

Cataract Surgery in Weatherford

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

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When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Family EyeCare Center will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in Weatherford

Our optometry practice in Weatherford

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Eye Med
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.

Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 09, 2024
Dr. Envani was thorough and explained things very well. All of the staff were very friendly and extr... emely helpful! I didn't have to wait long for my appointment and there was no wait when I picked up my glasses
- Mar. 08, 2024
We have loved being customers for almost 20 years! Great people!
- Mar. 07, 2024
Good place to go for eye exam.
- Mar. 06, 2024
Amazing experience from start to finish! I have NEVER been to an eye care center as kind and well ra... n as Family Eye Center.
- Mar. 02, 2024
They were really nice and really fast I got my daughters glasses in 2 weeks and she loves them
- Mar. 01, 2024
Wonderful experience. Took the whole family. I was very pleased! Will return and highly recommend.
- Feb. 17, 2024
Dr Christopher Envani is great. He doesn't rush you through the exam, and then takes the time to ans... wer any questions and explain the results of the exam with you if you want to know more.
- Feb. 05, 2024
Everyone was so helpful and friendly.
- Jan. 19, 2024
Very nice, professional staff, and good selection of glasses.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Great customer service & very friendly staff!
- Jan. 12, 2024
I have had an excellent experience with Dr Lanier at Family EyeCare Center. I have been going there ... about 10 years now and I’m so happy to have found such a wonderful Dr and practice to take care of my eyes!
- Jan. 03, 2024
Great experience! I was treated with kindness, from my exam all the way through helping me select g... lasses that fit my budget.
- Dec. 07, 2023
Great service
- Nov. 22, 2023
Everyone in this office is kind, helpful and patient. Excellent customer service. Highly recommend.
- Nov. 19, 2023
Awesome place. Very friendly people. And many available appointments, even this time of the year! Wi... ll definitely return and make this our family eye place!
- Nov. 07, 2023
I’ve been going to this optometry office for almost 3 years now, and Dr. Lanier is wonderful! I pi... cked up my new frames last night and was helped by Richard. Richard provided exemplary customer service! He helped fit my new frames and also helped fit my frames from last year that nobody else could adjust. I am over the moon with joy now that I can wear both pairs!! Office administration is pleasant Environment is welcoming I highly recommend this optometry office for your vision needs
- Nov. 06, 2023
Everyone was very friendly and helpful
- Oct. 23, 2023
Family Eye Care is truly amazing! Not just because it’s run by a family friend, but because they h... ave impeccable service and genuine people working there.
- Oct. 17, 2023
Front staff was very friendly and provided a warm greeting when we walked in. Dr was thorough and ki... nd which made my daughter at ease during the visit. He took his time and answered all our questions.
- Sep. 27, 2023
A good place

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How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Weatherford optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Family EyeCare Center.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.


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