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Where Can I Find a Cataract Surgeon?

by Damion Wasylow 24 May 2019 05:28 AM

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Selecting the best eye surgeon
for your cataract surgery often requires a little bit of homework, but that effort is well worth your time. No two cataract surgeons are the same. You’ll want to find one with extensive experience, the best surgical technology and a reputation for treating patients with honesty and compassion. So, where can you start?

Talk to Your Optometrist

While your optometrist may be able to diagnose cataracts, only an ophthalmologist is qualified to perform cataract surgery. Through the years, your eye doctor has likely referred numerous patients to a variety of local cataract surgeons. They will have a really good sense of which ophthalmologists delivered successful surgeries and great patient experiences.

Search Online for Local Cataract Surgeons

Performing searches online for terms like “cataract surgeons near me” or “north florida cataract surgeon” will reveal links to a number of local cataract surgeons’ websites. Often, a physician’s character is reflected by his practice’s website. Take some time to explore a handful of sites. Is it helpful? Compassionate? Does it provide insight into the surgeon’s background and the types of cataract surgery he performs? Once you feel good about what you’re seeing online, call to schedule an in-person consultation

Read Testimonials

There’s no substitute for hearing directly from someone who has already traveled the road that lies ahead of you. Patients whose vision has been permanently restored through cataract surgery often have glowing things to say. WCJB TV20 interviewed North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision care patient Sally Thompson, who said of the experience, “It’s the easiest thing you could ever imagine. I’ve had more pain with a paper cut. I had the surgery in the morning. I was out by noon. I went home and took an hour nap and I went back to work. I worked until 5:30 that day." 

If you’re ready to explore your cataract surgery options, we invite you to contact North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision Care at 352-373-4300. Dr. Gregory Snodgrass is among the region’s most experienced cataract surgeons, with more than 20,000 successful cataract surgeries to his credit. He was also the first local eye surgeon to use the state-of-the-art LenSx laser cataract system.

Schedule your consultation today.



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