Cataract Surgery in Dallas

Cataract Surgery in Dallas

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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. Optix Eyecare & Gallery 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 Dallas

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Eye Med
  • 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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- Feb. 25, 2024
I had a great experience here for my eye exam. There was no wait time, and Dr. Wang and the entire s... taff were very kind and helpful. They were very transparent about pricing before I showed up for the appointment as well. I highly recommend this office!
- Feb. 09, 2024
I have been going here for several years. Love the staff and the doctors. Very informative and knowl... edgeable. High quality and you get what you pay for. 😊
- Feb. 08, 2024
I wanted to thank the Optix team for a smooth appointment, and give a special shoutout to Courtney! ... She was absolutely amazing in assisting me with finding the best frames for my preferred style and look. In addition, she went above and beyond when it came to finding the best pricing. I highly recommend seeing her for your next frame selection consultation.
- Jan. 26, 2024
My visit to Optix Eyecare in Dallas was exceptional. They offer a modern selection of high-end eyewe... ar brands. The service was outstanding! Ashley, the optician provided a good eye and ample browsing time and was super patient with me when it came to deciding on frames! The atmosphere is welcoming and professional. Highly recommend for quality eyewear and excellent customer service
- Oct. 25, 2023
Wonderful experience, highly recommend. Courtney picked out the absolute cutest pair of glasses for ... me. Quick turnaround time. Top Notch!
- Jul. 31, 2023
I love this eye care center. All of their staff is super friendly. After making an appointment, ther... e was little to no wait time. I want to give a special shout-out to Courtney, she is the best!! I didn’t know what style or brand of glasses I wanted, and I felt like she really took the time to figure out what I would like. I went with a pair of Tom Fords that are my all time favorite glasses. If you come here, try to see Courtney, she’s so sincere and I really appreciate her recommendations.
- May. 11, 2023
They always take care of us here. We won't go anywhere else!
- Apr. 11, 2023
Courtney was very diligent in readjusting my glasses. I appreciate her work ethic!
- Feb. 17, 2023
This place is amazing!! The entire staff is so personable and genuinely friendly. I love my new gla... sses and Courtney is a joy to work with!!
- Feb. 09, 2023
Optix Eyecare is the best optician office in Dallas from my experience. Very friendly staff and grea... t optometrists. Would recommend everyone to come here.
- Feb. 08, 2023
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- Jun. 08, 2022
If you can afford the better eyeglasses they offer it is well worth it , before I was only getting C... osco glasses , the difference is amazing.
- Apr. 18, 2022
Staff and doctor were friendly and professional. They took the time to understand all the issues I h... ad with my eyes. It was a wonderful first visit and I’m glad that we went to this eye doctor.
- Apr. 15, 2022
Today was first visit and I couldn’t be happier. Friendly, efficient and professional staff. Off... ice and equipment were spotlessly clean and modern. Dr Hatton answered all my questions and I left with changes to my contact prescription that improved my vision. Thank you!
- Mar. 25, 2022
Excellent state of the art facility, excellent staff.
- Feb. 15, 2022
Best eye doctor I have ever been to! Extremely friendly staff, most up to date technology, perfect a... mbiance and location! HIGHLY recommend.
- Jan. 13, 2022
Staffs are extremely friendly and explain insurance coverage well before my appointments. Dr. Hatton... is professional, she is willing to work with her patient and offering the best treatments to approach the case based on the patients preference. Highly recommend.
- Jan. 06, 2022
I’ve been going to Optix for 3 years and I absolutely love it. The entire staff is incredible. I�... �ve seen both Dr. Hatton & Dr. Dirks, both fantastic. So informative and helpful. Not to mentio the office is beautiful. 10/10 recommends.
- Dec. 31, 2021
Wonderful experience thanks to a caring and well-knowledged staff. Love them!
- Dec. 06, 2021
Very professional. All the way around. Staff was very polite and nice.

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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 Dallas 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 Optix Eyecare & Gallery.

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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