Cataracts Explained

Perhaps you have known someone in your life who has had cataracts, but maybe you never knew what caused this eye disease. Cataracts are the result of natural protein build-up in the eyes, causing clouding of the normally clear eye lens. This condition usually starts slowly and gradually becomes more severe, even leading to blindness if left untreated. In the early stages, you may not even realize that you have cataracts, which is why frequent eye exams are so important. Cataracts are very common: it is estimated that 20.5 million Americans over age 40 are affected by cataracts.

Periodic eye exams are the best way to monitor your eye health. Our eye doctors provide convenient care close to home in our Lafayette, Boulder, Longmont and Greeley offices. Call us today at 303-772-3300 to schedule an appointment at our eye care center.

Northern Colorado Eye Care Center - Cataract

What are cataracts?

Blurred sight from cataracts is a common vision problem. Fortunately, surgery is available to remove the cataract and restore good vision. Cataract surgery is used to replace a patient’s natural lens when it becomes cloudy and difficult to see through. Read more...

What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a vision condition that occurs naturally to most adults over age 40. It is not an eye disease, but rather the result of how the eye ages. Over time the eye lens becomes more rigid and loses its ability to flex and change shape. It becomes increasingly more difficult to perform certain activities without the aid of reading glasses, bifocals or trifocals. Read more...

How does cataract surgery work?

More than 3 million Americans have cataract surgery every year. Cataract surgery is considered a relatively simple and safe procedure when performed by an experienced doctor. Read more...

What is laser assisted cataract surgery?

Advances in cataract surgery technology have made it possible to perform cataract surgery incisions using a femtosecond laser, rather than a hand-held blade. At the Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado, we use the laser approach to cataract surgery for some patients to achieve outstanding cataract surgery results. Read more...

What are Active Lifestyle Lenses?

The ReSTOR Lens by Alcon was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The ReSTOR Lens is believed to be the most reliable lens in providing a full range of vision after implantation. The ReSTOR Lens can correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and presbyopia. Presbyopia refers to a diminishing ability to read fine print that typically occurs after the age of forty. The main cause of presbyopia is the aging of the material in your eye. Read more...

What Happens the day of my surgery?

At the Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado, we do everything possible to make your cataract surgery day as comfortable and stress-free as possible.Here is what you can expect on the day of your surgery: Read more...

Cataract FAQ’s

1. What are the risks of cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. The complication rate is typically very low; in fact, 99.9% of cataract patients experience no ill effects at all. However, it is still a surgery and carries some chance of risks, including: Read more...

Cataract Surgeons

Peter Andrews, M.D.

Cornea and Refractive Specialist

Joel S. Meyers, M.D.

Oculoplastic and Cosmetic Surgeon

Micah W. Rothstein, M.D.

Glaucoma and Cataract Surgical Specialist

Anjali Sheth, M.D.

Glaucoma and Cataract Surgical Specialist

At The Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado, Drs. Peter Andrews, Joel Meyers, Anjali Sheth, and Micah Rothstein are all extremely experienced cataract surgeons. Call us to schedule your cataract evaluation.

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