When left untreated, cataract-related vision loss can be devastating and have a lasting impact on quality of life. The experienced doctors at Paragon Eye Associates previously known as Ford Eye Center in Arlington, Texas restore vision and quality of life through the innovative bladeless laser cataract surgery.

What is a Cataract?

More than fifty percent of people over the age of 60, and many younger than that, suffer from
cataracts. In fact, cataracts are so common it is said that everyone will develop a cataract if
they
live long enough.

A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens that interferes with light passing
through the retina. Cataract sufferers usually describe the condition as being similar to
looking
through a waterfall or piece of wax paper, with a gradual blurring or distortion of vision.

Reading may become for difficult and driving a car can actually become dangerous. Cataract
sufferers
may also be troubled by a bothersome glare, halos around lights, or even double vision. As the
cataracts become worse, frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions may become necessary.

For Questions about Cataract Surgery or to Schedule a Consultation

Cataract Surgery Q&A

  • How are Cataracts Treated?

    Nearsightedness and farsightedness are common forms of visual distortions that we are familiar with. Astigmatism is another type of visual distortion that is often present with nearsightedness and farsightedness. All three of these distortions can usually be corrected by glasses or contact lenses.

    Astigmatism is typically caused by the cornea (window of the eye) being shaped more like a football than a basketball. This causes images to focus at different points on the retina, resulting in blurry or double vision. Astigmatism can also be caused by similar irregularities in the shape of the natural lens inside the eye.

    Several tools are now available to correct astigmatism including the use of a Toric IOL and/or the application of limbal relaxing incisions, otherwise known as LRIs. By choosing one of our Custom Vision Package, we can use all or a combination of these tools and techniques to address your astigmatism.

  • What is Astigmatism?

    Nearsightedness and farsightedness are common forms of visual distortions that we are familiar with. Astigmatism is another type of visual distortion that is often present with nearsightedness and farsightedness. All three of these distortions can usually be corrected by glasses or contact lenses.

    Astigmatism is typically caused by the cornea (window of the eye) being shaped more like a football than a basketball. This causes images to focus at different points on the retina, resulting in blurry or double vision. Astigmatism can also be caused by similar irregularities in the shape of the natural lens inside the eye.

    Several tools are now available to correct astigmatism including the use of a Toric IOL and/or the application of limbal relaxing incisions, otherwise known as LRIs. By choosing one of our Custom Vision Package, we can use all or a combination of these tools and techniques to address your astigmatism.

  • What is Presbyopia?

    Nearsightedness and farsightedness are common forms of visual distortions that we are familiar with. Astigmatism is another type of visual distortion that is often present with nearsightedness and farsightedness. All three of these distortions can usually be corrected by glasses or contact lenses.

    Astigmatism is typically caused by the cornea (window of the eye) being shaped more like a football than a basketball. This causes images to focus at different points on the retina, resulting in blurry or double vision. Astigmatism can also be caused by similar irregularities in the shape of the natural lens inside the eye.

    Several tools are now available to correct astigmatism including the use of a Toric IOL and/or the application of limbal relaxing incisions, otherwise known as LRIs. By choosing one of our Custom Vision Package, we can use all or a combination of these tools and techniques to address your astigmatism.

  • What is LenSx Custom Laser Cataract Surgery?

    Nearsightedness and farsightedness are common forms of visual distortions that we are familiar with. Astigmatism is another type of visual distortion that is often present with nearsightedness and farsightedness. All three of these distortions can usually be corrected by glasses or contact lenses.

    Astigmatism is typically caused by the cornea (window of the eye) being shaped more like a football than a basketball. This causes images to focus at different points on the retina, resulting in blurry or double vision. Astigmatism can also be caused by similar irregularities in the shape of the natural lens inside the eye.

    Several tools are now available to correct astigmatism including the use of a Toric IOL and/or the application of limbal relaxing incisions, otherwise known as LRIs. By choosing one of our Custom Vision Package, we can use all or a combination of these tools and techniques to address your astigmatism.

  • What is ORA with VerifEye+?

    Nearsightedness and farsightedness are common forms of visual distortions that we are familiar with. Astigmatism is another type of visual distortion that is often present with nearsightedness and farsightedness. All three of these distortions can usually be corrected by glasses or contact lenses.

    Astigmatism is typically caused by the cornea (window of the eye) being shaped more like a football than a basketball. This causes images to focus at different points on the retina, resulting in blurry or double vision. Astigmatism can also be caused by similar irregularities in the shape of the natural lens inside the eye.

    Several tools are now available to correct astigmatism including the use of a Toric IOL and/or the application of limbal relaxing incisions, otherwise known as LRIs. By choosing one of our Custom Vision Package, we can use all or a combination of these tools and techniques to address your astigmatism.

  • What is Custom Cataract Surgery?

    Nearsightedness and farsightedness are common forms of visual distortions that we are familiar with. Astigmatism is another type of visual distortion that is often present with nearsightedness and farsightedness. All three of these distortions can usually be corrected by glasses or contact lenses.

    Astigmatism is typically caused by the cornea (window of the eye) being shaped more like a football than a basketball. This causes images to focus at different points on the retina, resulting in blurry or double vision. Astigmatism can also be caused by similar irregularities in the shape of the natural lens inside the eye.

    Several tools are now available to correct astigmatism including the use of a Toric IOL and/or the application of limbal relaxing incisions, otherwise known as LRIs. By choosing one of our Custom Vision Package, we can use all or a combination of these tools and techniques to address your astigmatism.

Accepted Insurance Providers

At Paragon Eye Associates, our goal is patient satisfaction. We strive to make every service
achievable and affordable for all patients. For more information about our insurance policies or
payment methods, please call our office.

Insurances that need referrals include UHC Health Select, Silberback (NTSP)(AARP MED), HealthSpring,
Humana (NTSP), BCBS HMO, and Aetna Medicare Prime HMO (Dr. Ford only).

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