How to Choose a Cataract Surgeon

Serving Kingston, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and all of Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA)

As cataracts worsen, they can begin to seriously impact your daily life. These days, that’s not something you have to just put up with.  Dim or foggy vision, trouble seeing at night, glare and halos around light sources, or any other cataract symptoms can be eliminated with cataract surgery.

There are many cataract surgeons offering their services to patients in the Scranton/Wilkes Barre area. When performed by a highly skilled and experienced doctor, cataract surgery is very safe and effective. But in the hands of a less experienced surgeon, you may not receive the best possible results. How will you know which doctor will deliver the exceptional cataract surgery results you deserve?

Beginning Your Search

It is important not to choose your cataract surgeon based on the amount of advertising a practice does. Slick TV and radio ads or a flashy website do not necessarily ensure that the cataract surgeon has the skills and experience necessary to deliver top-notch results. You should always research the credentials of your potential cataract surgeon before scheduling a consultation. Websites such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology will provide you with important information regarding a cataract surgeon’s training and reputation.

You can also ask friends and family members for referrals. Talk to anyone you know who has undergone cataract surgery. Their experience can provide you with valuable insight as you search for the right cataract surgeon. Another great resource for referrals is your regular eye care practitioner. He or she should be able to tell you which cataract surgeons in the area have a reputation for delivering great results.

Experience and Technology Matter

Two of the biggest factors impacting the success of your cataract surgery procedure are your surgeon’s experience level and the technology used with your procedure. Ideally, you should choose a cataract surgeon who has performed thousands of procedures similar to yours and who has a very low complication rate.

The technology used will also have a significant impact on the outcome of your procedure. All-laser cataract surgery can provide a truly customized procedure, significantly improving the precision of your results. In addition, there are a variety of artificial lens replacements, called intraocular lenses (IOLs), available for use with your cataract surgery procedure. It is important to choose a cataract surgeon who offers premium IOL options that can eliminate the need for glasses or contacts after your procedure.

Why Choose Eye Care Specialists

At Eye Care Specialists, we have a team of extremely qualified cataract surgeons to perform your procedure. Our doctors have more than 550 years of combined experience performing eye surgery. Many of our doctors have performed thousands of cataract surgery procedures and have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field. Very few cataract surgery providers in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area can match this level of experience.

Our doctors also use the most advanced technology when performing cataract surgery. We use the LenSx® femtosecond laser to provide a bladeless procedure that is truly customized. This advanced laser technology enables our cataract surgeons to achieve levels of precision that cannot be equaled using traditional methods. We also offer a variety of premium IOLs, called lifestyle lens implants, to help you achieve clear vision at all distances.

Please contact Eye Care Specialists today to schedule your cataract surgery consultation. We serve patients in Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Kingston, and throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.