Eye surgeries for diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy have given many Americans back their eyesight. While cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective eye surgeries available, it’s still important to be fully prepared. Ask your eye doctor all of your questions to ensure you're ready for your procedure and the required recovery time. This can ease any fears you may have and gives you more insight into the surgical process.
Some of the questions you should ask your eye doctor before surgery include:
- Are there other treatment options besides eye surgery?
- How is the procedure performed?
- What are the potential complications of my surgery?
- How can I best prepare for eye surgery?
- What should I expect during my recovery?
Regular Eye Exams Could Save Your Vision
Your chances of developing cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration significantly increase with age. Many of these eye diseases lead to blindness, which means consistent eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision. Annual or bi-annual eye exams can prevent your vision from degrading and could save you from irreversible vision loss.
Millions of Americans have had cataract surgery or a similar procedure for severe eye diseases. If you’ve noticed any changes to your vision, our optometrist can diagnose your condition. We offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments for many degenerative eye diseases.
Schedule your eye exam at Kirk Eye Center in Loveland today at 970-669-1107. Our eye doctors and skilled staff serve patients in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor and surrounding Colorado areas.