Cataract Surgery in Friendswood

Cataract Surgery in Friendswood

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. Parkwood Vision 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 Friendswood

Our optometry practice in Friendswood

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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 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • 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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- Jan. 08, 2024
Very friendly and helpful. Did not have to wait a long time for the appointment to finish and was a ... week to pick up glasses.
- Dec. 23, 2023
Short wait time, respectful staff, knowledgeable doctor, and no pressure to purchase exam day. Highl... y recommended
- Dec. 18, 2023
Excellet service, attetive staff and Dr. Kvita was wonderful! I want to add Dr. Dana she was excelle... nt and and I am so delighted that I found this eye center.
- Nov. 16, 2023
Very Professional and kind. Made me feel as if I've known them.
- Nov. 08, 2023
Everyone is so nice and professional. Very little wait time and my glasses were ready pretty quickly... . The office is very clean and feels like you're at home. Highly recommend.
- Nov. 05, 2023
My husband and I went for our yearly eye checkup with Dr. Monica Jones. She is such a wonderful pers... on. We look forward to seeing her every year. Would highly recommend her.
- Oct. 24, 2023
Dr. Tyler Kvinta is delightful and very knowledgeable! I appreciated his willingness and openness to... answering my questions addressing my concerns. I appreciated the time and attention he provided during my visit.
- Oct. 08, 2023
Nice office, friendly staff, everything on time. And my glasses are perfect.
- Oct. 03, 2023
Very satisfied with friendly staff and very capable doctors.
- Jul. 21, 2023
This is the best place to take care of your eyes. The staff is awesome, all doctors are up-to-date w... ith all new batteries of tests and equipment to keep your eyes in top notch condition. Full service one stop shop exam, new glasses or contacts. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
- Jun. 30, 2023
This office is very efficient and corrected my contact order quickly and efficiently.
- May. 08, 2023
Great place
- May. 02, 2023
The service provided by Dr. Jones and staff was excellent. Dr. Jones took her time and made sure we ... understood everything that was going on with my husband. Dr. Jones really cares about her patients and it shows.
- May. 01, 2023
Always clean and always courteous, friendly staff. Dr. takes his time with patient. Ive been going t... o him for my vision as well as my childrens for 20 yrs.
- Apr. 20, 2023
Staff is always friendly and quickly responds to all communication. They provide a full service exp... erience.
- Apr. 20, 2023
I had an eye problem (not emergency), not just regular vision check and was able to get an appt the ... within 48 hours. They got me in timely and Dr. Pope took care of the problem. Very good service!
- Apr. 10, 2023
Dr. Pope is great, he really cares and it does not feeling like he is just “doing his job”
- Apr. 07, 2023
Always a pleasure to work with.
- Mar. 22, 2023
My contact lens prescription was very good and the fit was right.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Dr Pope was great and so was the staff. Very friendly and courteous.

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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 Friendswood 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 Parkwood Vision 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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