Cataract Surgery in Midlothian

Cataract Surgery in Midlothian

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

(972) 775-8000

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

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. Family 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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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.


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 Midlothian 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 Family 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.

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- Jun. 27, 2024
Love this place ,I drove a hour just for my eye care needs !!!!
- May. 11, 2024
Dr. Nguyen is very knowledgeable and very kind! Very nice office as well...We will be back!
- Apr. 25, 2024
Great experience. The staff were super friendly. I was seen on time. The processes were all explaine... d to me. The Dr. explained my screening and options very well. He was easy to talk to and seemed very patient. I rarely write reviews but Family Eye Clinic in Midlothian earned it! Thanks so much.
- Feb. 15, 2024
This was my first visit. I was seen by Dr. Nhat Nguyen and many other assistants and office staff. ... Each and everyone was so very kind, helpful and very knowledgeable. I do have eye issues and I feel 100% confident in Dr. Nguyen and his assistants for my eye care.
- Dec. 18, 2023
Great customer service. Will definitely come back everyone was so nice.
- Aug. 12, 2023
This was my first experience visiting an American eye clinic and I couldn't be more satisfied and su... re that I found the right place. It seems like this business has a bunch of hard-working staff members, and they were all ready to help the moment we walked through those doors. Although I found all staff members that I met today great, I've come to leave a review about one staff member in particular. As a business owner, I appreciate the work ethic and someone that just goes above and beyond. You have a staff member who deserves the reconniction and praise. Skyler the optition tech whom led me and my husband through our eye testing today was a absolute pleasure to work with. she made this first visit probably one of the most enjoyable “medical” visits I’ve ever had, and because of this me and my husband will purchase through this practice. Your business is lucky to have such a knowledgable hard worker and I look forward to now being part of The Family Eye Clinic because of the experience with especially her but so many other great workers on your team. Thank you
- Aug. 03, 2023
Today was our first visit and eye exams with Family Eye Care. Dr. Nhat Nguyen was awesome! He took t... ime to listen and was very thorough explaining everything to us. We then went to meet the Optician Taylor and she was very knowledgeable and gave us the best service. From the check in to check out they were all so friendly. We will definitely be using them from now on.
- Jul. 11, 2023
Had my first comprehensive eye exam in years and went to Family Eye Clinic for the first time. Dr.Pa... tel was really friendly and knowledgeable on helping me understand the overall health of my vision.
- Jun. 07, 2023
My first time at Family eye. My experience with Dr. Patel's Care was beyond my belief. She took time... to explain things and did a thorough eye exam..She is very nice and you can tell she truly cares about her patients. I would highly recommend her. My wait time in both the waiting room and the exam room was short, especially for having a same day scheduled appointment! Not to mention how great the service was. The staff provided excellent professional and courteous care.
- Jun. 06, 2023
Today was our first visit to the office, and we will return. We checked in using their mobile link a... nd had no additional paperwork to complete when we got into the office. Shortly after arriving, we were taken into the back by Tatum, Shelby, and Celeste, who provided exceptional medical work-ups. These ladies explained everything clearly and ensured our questions were answered before Dr. Chaaban entered the room. Dr. Chaaban was patient with my daughters and talked to them about their histories. This allowed them to play active roles in their care and placed them accountable. After the visit, Lisa helped my daughter pick the perfect pair of glasses and assisted in getting the best price for the glasses. Thank you the way you treated our family!
- May. 10, 2023
It was easy to make an appointment and get in to see the doctor. They were very helpful picking out ... a frame for my face shape. I also clearly stated what my budget was and they helped me stay within it
- May. 03, 2023
Great experience as a new patient! Dr. Pollard was very professional and performed a thorough exami... nation!
- Apr. 21, 2023
Good experience. Very professional service.
- Apr. 16, 2023
As always, everyone was so courteous & nice
- Mar. 10, 2023
Staff is friendly, prompt service. Very pleased.
- Mar. 09, 2023
This was my first time at Family Eye! I was super impressed with their efficiency. They provided a... thorough eye exam and one stop shop for quality glasses with my insurance… easy button? Yes please!
- Mar. 02, 2023
The staff are fantastic! I have a difficult prescription and they always provide the best care.
- Feb. 24, 2023
Nice office, friendly staff, thorough doctor, quick turnaround on receiving my glasses. Great place ... overall.
- Feb. 23, 2023
Dr Chaaban was very professional for my exam. All the staff were courteous and helpful. Great select... ion of eyewear to choose from. The sales tech, Lisa, was a delight! Overall a nice experience here.
- Feb. 22, 2023
Once inside the staff immediately greeted me with a smile. The lobby area has the most comfortable c... hairs and the have a refreshment fridge for the patients. Once in the room the staff worked quickly and kept me informed along the way. I highly recommend this office.

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  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • Scott & White Healthcare
  • Railroad Medicare Beneficiaries
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Want to see clearly again?

Contact us today for pre-operative and post-operative care

(972) 775-8000

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