Cataract Surgery in Fredericksburg

Cataract Surgery in Fredericksburg

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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. Hill Country Vision Center - Fredericksburg 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 Fredericksburg

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • MetLife

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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- Dec. 04, 2023
Overall a wonderful experience with my thorough eye exam with Dr. Blaker. Staff assisting with glas... ses selection were also knowledgeable and very helpful.
- Nov. 06, 2023
I recently had eye surgery and found that I still couldn’t see clearly. I was told that it was all... in my head. I immediately made an appointment with Dr Blaker who listened to my concerns and was able to find a prescription to fit me. I can now see clearly and am so very grateful for Dr Blaker and Staff for their caring and professional support. Thank you!
- Oct. 12, 2023
Very helpful staff and good variety of glasses to choose from.
- Oct. 03, 2023
Great experience! The entire staff is extremely helpful and professional!
- Sep. 16, 2023
Very friendly staff.
- Sep. 11, 2023
Great service. Was able to get an appointment quickly. However, I wasn’t offered a contact fitting... , even though I was charged for it. I will call the office to inform them of this. I feel confident this will be remedied quickly and professionally. All the staff provides great customer service.
- Aug. 04, 2023
Great service , everyone helpful and professional.
- Jul. 22, 2023
Fast and friendly service
- Jul. 15, 2023
They are fast and super nice and don't try to overcharge u by doing extra tests that don't need to b... e done. I highly recommend
- Jun. 28, 2023
Justine and Marianne were so helpful, kind, and prompt in helping me with a lost contact lense while... in town visiting. The sweetest, kindest ladies!!
- Jun. 27, 2023
Everyone are so sweet and professional.
- Jun. 19, 2023
Professional, and kind. Highly recommended for all ages. Was able to get a same day appointment and ... both myself and my daughter's glasses were ready in 1 week's time!
- Jun. 11, 2023
My experiences here have always been excellent. My children saw Dr. Juett for the first time, and he... was wonderful with my 7-year-old. I can't say enough good things about the staff they are always friendly and helpful.
- Jun. 11, 2023
Dr Juett was great ! Treated me as a person not just another number , I was very pleased with my exp... erience there and will definitely be back !
- May. 25, 2023
Excellent service and a great staff! Will return.
- May. 12, 2023
I am grateful for choosing to go back to Hill Country Vision Center after a couple bad experiences. ... I received courtesy call for an overdue eye checkup. I was told Dr. Juett, joined the HCVC staff and was excepting new patients. Dr. Juett was a breath of fresh air and I didn't feel rushed. The front desk, vision techs. were so kind and informative. Truly a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 review deserved.
- Apr. 10, 2023
Very pleased with the care and service I received from their staff and Dr Juett. Would definitely re... commend to my family and friends.
- Mar. 20, 2023
Great place great Doctors Great staff thank you i highly recommend!!
- Mar. 17, 2023
They were very kind and helpful.
- Mar. 08, 2023
We've been going here for years now. But I think this past week was my best experience. The girls i... n the office were so kind & helpful. They also were greatly understanding of my curious 7 year old son who had a million questions the entire time. The Dr was also kind, informative, fast & efficient. Definitely recommend this place & Dr Jarett

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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 Fredericksburg 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 Hill Country Vision Center - Fredericksburg.

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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