Do you have cataracts? You may have noticed that they can make your life a lot harder than it needs to be.
Although cataracts develop slowly and may not cause noticeable symptoms for years, they can eventually make it nearly impossible to see. The good news is that you can treat cataracts when they affect your quality of life.
The solution? Having cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery removes your cataracts and your natural lens where the cataract has formed. You’ll then have your natural lens replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL).
By removing your cataracts, cataract surgery can restore all vision loss caused by cataracts. There are many kinds of IOLs available, including premium IOLs. Choosing a premium IOL can mean having better vision than before cataracts!
However, no matter what kind of IOL you choose, cataract surgery will mean getting your life back. Keep reading to learn about the classic Clearwater activities you can get back to after cataract surgery at St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute!
Old-fashioned car racing is a unique form of entertainment and the perfect thing to watch when you have new and improved vision, thanks to cataract surgery! After the procedure, you’ll finally be able to see what’s going on.
Once you remove your cataracts, you can also drive yourself where you need to go again. Sure, you may not be able to drive professionally on a race track, but you’ll no longer have to worry about driving at night.
Without cataracts to get in your way, you’ll be able to see better in low light and won’t have as much trouble with glare and light sensitivity. You’ll feel safer knowing that your vision isn’t going to be a danger to yourself or others due to halos or other visual aberrations caused by cataracts.
Go on a tour or charter a boat for the evening! Clearwater earns its name for the beautiful views you can catch on the water. After cataract surgery, you’ll enjoy the simple beauty of a sunset again.
Has it ever felt like everything around you has lost its vibrance or like colors are more sepia-toned? You can thank cataracts for that.
When you have cataracts, colors appear muted or muddy. After you have cataract surgery, every sunset will look brighter and richer. You’ll see sunsets and everything in Clearwater in full, beautiful color.
Bring the Family to Adventure Island Water Park
Be the coolest grandparent and take the whole family to the water park for the day! Without cataracts to stop you, you can keep up with your grandkids and keep a better eye on them.
With such great vision, you may even be tempted to try some rides without worrying about being blinded by water splashing on your face! After cataract surgery, you’ll have improved vision, allowing you to do the things you love and spend more time with the people that matter most.
Take yourself out to the ballgame! All baseball fans should see their local team play at least once.
Go with the whole family, or make it a fun date with your partner. After cataract surgery, you can see the game and keep up with what’s happening!
You’ll no longer have to worry about impaired vision making it challenging to get up to your seats or make it too difficult to see the ball. Instead, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself and the great company you’re in.
Take a sightseeing tour to go out to the best dolphin-watching spots! With your revitalized vision, you’ll be able to spot the dolphins more easily.
You’ll also be able to get better pictures so you and the family can enjoy the memories for years to come!
After cataract surgery, you can appreciate wine again because you’ll be able to see what you’re drinking, making the whole experience a lot more enjoyable. Go to a wine tasting and sample all the best Aspirations Winery offers!
Without cataracts, you don’t have to worry about hazy vision or whether you’ll accidentally drop a wine glass or need to skip out on the event because you feel embarrassed by your poor vision.
You can have much more fun at the beach when you no longer have cataracts. You won’t have to worry about glare from sunlight ruining your day!
Take the whole family, have a romantic picnic, and walk along the beach with your partner. Whatever way you spend your time at the beach, it’ll be much easier to enjoy when you can see everything around you with crystal-clear clarity.
When you have cataract surgery, you and your ophthalmologist will choose the best intraocular lens based on your lifestyle and visual goals. The standard option is monofocal IOLs.
A monofocal IOL is a single-focus lens that can help you see up close or far away. But you’ll still need glasses to see at a distance or reading glasses to see up close, depending on what you choose to correct.
With a premium IOL, you can further correct your vision, reducing or eliminating the need for reading glasses and other visual aids! We have several premium IOL options at St. Luke’s.
If you have astigmatism, we offer toric IOLs, the only lenses designed to correct astigmatism specifically. We also have a variety of lifestyle lenses, which are premium IOLs that allow you to see at a wide range of distances.
These lenses provide you with better vision for social occasions, an active lifestyle, and fine focus tasks and hobbies like reading and crafting.
We also offer the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) for fully customized vision adjusted to your post-surgical vision! Your cataract surgeon can tell you more about all our excellent options and help you choose the right IOL for your needs, budget, and lifestyle.