Category: Cataract

Is Cataract Surgery Permanent?

When you develop cataracts, you will need to have cataract surgery to have them removed. But this surgery is about more than just removing your cataracts. It also removes the natural lens of the eye. The natural lens is then replaced with an artificial lens called an IOL. IOLs, short for intraocular lenses, are made… Read More


How Do I Pick The Right IOL For Me?

You may think that removing your cataracts is only up to your cataract surgeon. In reality, you have a large part in the decision making part of the procedure. How? You have to make a decision about what kind of IOL you choose to have. An IOL or intraocular lens is what replaces the natural… Read More


Who Can Get Cataracts?

It may be a surprise to learn that older people are not the only ones who get cataracts. They are at a higher risk than others, but people are sometimes even born with cataracts. There are no avoiding cataracts, as everyone will develop them in their life. But there are things that you can do… Read More


So You’ve Been Told You Have Cataracts

Don’t freak out!  This is actually good news.  When I was first told about my cataracts, I was unaware of what it truly meant.   I grew up when having cataracts meant the removal of your lenses and then you had to wear thick glasses that magnify the appearance of your eyeballs.  Turns out, they… Read More


4 Ways To Reduce Anxiety Before Cataract Surgery

Surgery makes just about everyone nervous in some way. The threat of complication or pain makes this apprehension completely understandable. Cataract surgery, in particular, involves work being done on your eyes. Your eyes are two of the most sensitive and important parts of your body. Vision is very important in having a full life experience,… Read More


3 Signs It’s Time For Cataract Surgery

As we get older, our bodies begin breaking down. One of the inevitable problems we will face is cataracts. Cataracts form when proteins in your eye break down and stick together in the lens of your eye. Once they become large enough, they begin to block and distort your eyesight. This is when you may… Read More


Custom Cataract Surgery Can Reclaim Your Lost Vision

Custom cataract surgery is one of the safest and most practiced surgeries in the world, and New England Vision offers more IOL options than any other practice in the region. But what exactly is an IOL? The Details of Cataract Surgery Before we can get into what an IOL is, it is necessary to understand… Read More


Reflecting on Last Year’s Missions Trip to Ecuador (And the Importance of Cataract Awareness)

Last year, members of our staff had the honor to work at a clinic in San Lorenzo, Ecuador, through the Latin American Missions Board. From March 4th to March 11th of 2017, Dr. Juli Larson, MD and technicians Jackie and Thu helped patients of all ages by performing eye examinations, cataract surgery, and strabismus surgery…. Read More


4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world: Currently, cataracts affect more than 22 million people in the United States that are above the age of 40. Worldwide there are more cataract cases than macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy combined according to Prevent Blindness America (BPA). There are several symptoms of cataracts:… Read More


What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

When the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins then you are developing cataracts. These clumped proteins block light from entering the eye, which causes your vision to become increasingly blurrier over time and if left unresolved will result in the complete loss of your vision. Clouded lenses will negatively impact your quality… Read More


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