Cataract Surgery in Blaine

Cataract Surgery in Blaine

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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For wheelchair-accessible eye exams, please visit our sister office, Birch Lake Eye Clinic.


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. Village Eye Clinic 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 Blaine

Our optometry practice in Blaine

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

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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- May. 18, 2024
I’m thoroughly impressed with this eye clinic! They were accommodating with my schedule, friendly,... professional, and I love that they have retinal imaging in lieu of dilation. When I called to arrange pick up of my contacts, the receptionist offered to stay a few minutes late if needed. Thanks for going above and beyond!
- May. 13, 2024
Courteous and excellent services provided
- Apr. 21, 2024
Best place and best care.
- Mar. 23, 2024
Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Great experience.
- Mar. 11, 2024
The welcoming, caring and knowledgeable staff along with the countless number of frames to pick from... is outstanding in every way! My wife and I have found this to be an absolutely remarkable place like no other to go to and we will continue to be faithful customers!!
- Mar. 08, 2024
Staff is very friendly and efficient. They also care about getting it right. I ordered my glasses an... d they came in 1 week early
- Feb. 25, 2024
This clinic is a gem! Friendly, knowledgeable and a relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend.
- Feb. 23, 2024
I could not speak more highly of this clinic. Dr. Lucas was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Al... so, a shout out to the optometrist (Alice) that helped me pick out a flattering frame. They were both professional and friendly. I am very pleased with the care I received here.
- Feb. 15, 2024
The staff was very professional and friendly, the clinic was clean, and Dr Kevin was very easy to ta... lk to
- Feb. 06, 2024
I was very happy with my eye exam service. It was smooth and they treated me like family. Every staf... f had a great attitude. I will be coming back for my eye exam next year.
- Jan. 28, 2024
Very friendly staff.
- Dec. 12, 2023
Dr. Brad is great!
- Nov. 12, 2023
Great Doctors, staff and service. Glasses can be expensive depending on your selections, so make sur... e to review all your options. I would highly recommend Village Eye for all your Eye Care needs.
- Oct. 20, 2023
quick and efficient.
- Oct. 12, 2023
I love Village Eye, Dr. Brad is great and I love the glasses they helped me pick out!
- Sep. 24, 2023
Good local place for eye car. Friendly and helpful people.
- Sep. 23, 2023
Very friendly staff. Dr Lundell answered my questions and didn’t seem to be in a rush.
- Sep. 19, 2023
Great place to check your vision. Super great people all around. With a ton of knowledge.
- Sep. 11, 2023
Always super service!
- Sep. 04, 2023
The staff and doctor were so friendly and informative. Great experience overall.

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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 Blaine 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 Village Eye Clinic.

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.


Want to see clearly again?

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