Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2012
As we age, our eyes change in many ways. Among these changes is the formation of cataracts, sometimes as early as the mid-40’s but typically around 60.
“Cataracts occur when our natural lens loses its clarity. This loss of clarity can result in several symptoms,” explains Dr. Amapreet Brar, who performs laser refractive cataract surgery at NVISION Laser Eye Center locations in Torrance. “Some of these symptoms include blurred vision, glare, fading colors, and or poor night vision.”
According to Brar, these are the top three reasons many people put off cataract surgery:
1. Fear of the unknown.
2. Think they need to wait until the cataract “ripens.”
3. Don’t think a cataract will affect their quality of life that much.
“Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the U.S. today with more than three million procedures a year,” says Dr. Brar.
In addition, Dr. Brar points out that modern cataract surgery is one of the most successful elective surgeries available today. The procedure is done as an outpatient surgery, with little down time and or pain. Most patients can see some improvement in vision the same day. Today, nearly any type of cataract can be removed in an efficient manner.
“Gone are the days of waiting for a cataract to get 'ripe.' In fact, waiting on cataract surgery can in some cases make surgery more difficult. The longer you have a cataract, the firmer it becomes. When the cataract gets too firm, it requires more energy from the ultrasound unit to remove it. This additional energy can result in slower visual recovery or other unwanted side effects like swelling of the cornea,” says Dr. Brar.
“In today’s active world, people should not suffer with compromised vision any longer than necessary. Most cataract patients resume normal activity the day following surgery and full activity two weeks following including sports, weight training, cardio activities, etc.,” explains Dr. Brar.
About NVISION Laser Eye Centers
NVISION Laser Eye Centers has 15 locations throughout Southern California from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. Last year, NVISION Laser Eye Centers became the first provider in California to offer LASIK eye surgery with the Swiss-engineered Ziemer Femto LDVD Crystal Line™ Laser -- the highest level of laser vision correction available today. NVISION is also the first provider in California to offer the bladeless, computer-controlled LenSx laser, the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients.
With more than 1,300 eye doctors who refer their patients and trust their own eyes to NVISION surgeons, NVISION Laser Eye Centers is the Eye Doctors’ #1 Choice, and serves the counties of San Luis Obispo, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino.
For more information, visit http://www.NVISIONCenters.com or call 1-877-91NVISION (1-877-916-8474).