Cataract Surgery in Marion

Cataract Surgery in Marion

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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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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. Preferred Eye Care - Marion 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 Marion

Our optometry practice in Marion

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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.

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- Mar. 14, 2024
Knowledgeable, Friendly, Caring doctors and staff
- Feb. 18, 2024
Took our 4 year old here. Super friendly staff! They were super patient with him and doctor was kind... to him as well. Definitely recommend!
- Feb. 11, 2024
Extremely helpful, friendly, and went out of their way to help!
- Jan. 23, 2024
Fast , friendly, thorough, great selection of eyewear, various options, reasonable
- Jan. 16, 2024
Outstanding staff. Very satisfied with my exam and glasses. I highly recommend Preferred Eye Care an... d will continue using them.
- Dec. 29, 2023
They got me in quickly and actualy seemed to care about my situation.
- Dec. 07, 2023
Dr Fettig spent a lot of time making sure we were both taken care of to the fullest, even assisting ... my husband who is legally blind.
- Dec. 05, 2023
Very pleased with our experience at Preferred EyeCare of Marion. Dr Fettig turned back the clock ... for me! I can now see up close and drive at night with my new contacts! He was very patient with my young daughter and made the experience for all my kids a good one! Thank you!
- Sep. 23, 2023
Great people there
- Aug. 08, 2023
My husband, daughter (5 year old), and I all go there for our eye care and they are always kind and ... listen to you well. They are patient with my daughter which is important for me because she's not confident in herself when it came to the letters so it took some time for her to read them. She also didn't like the eye drops but they were kind and understanding with her. We like that they also have hours available past 4 PM on Mondays. It's nice for when school is going on as well as for my husband after work. Highly recommend!
- Jul. 24, 2023
Friendly. Courteous. I was last seen a few years before and they still remembered who I was which sa... ys alot
- Jul. 10, 2023
~ Great Dr ~ Great staff ~
- Apr. 24, 2023
I would recommend Preferred Eye Care without any hesitations.
- Mar. 14, 2023
A great place to go to for eye appointments and many choices of eye wear and products at affordable ... prices.
- Mar. 13, 2023
I just started going to preferred eye care and I absolutely love it friendly staff , very clean offi... ce 10/10 would recommend.
- Feb. 27, 2023
Great staff! Great service!
- Feb. 21, 2023
I’ve been coming in for years. Staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. The doctor is so nice. ... Great selection of frames.
- Feb. 10, 2023
I like it...professional, clean, and knowledgeable staff.
- Feb. 02, 2023
Love Dr Fettig, but they no longer take Davis insurance so I am changing. ☹️
- Jun. 10, 2022
Very friendly and helpful staff.

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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 Marion 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 Preferred Eye Care - Marion.

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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