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3 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Local Cataract Surgeon

by Damion Wasylow 24 May 2024 11:23 AM

senior cataract patient asking his eye doctor questions
Selecting the right eye doctor for your cataract surgery is a big decision. Asking the right questions in advance will help ensure the eye surgeon you pick will make you feel comfortable and confident throughout the process and that you’ll receive top-notch care from a skilled professional.

With that in mind, here are three key questions to ask when consulting a cataract surgeon…

1. Do you specialize in cataract surgery?

It’s one thing to have experience performing cataract surgeries. It’s quite another to specialize in cataract surgery. The latter indicates a surgeon has made cataract treatment the focus of their career, investing countless hours in clinical training and continuing education, keeping up with the latest innovations and technology and performing thousands of cataract surgeries in a career.

That’s the caliber of surgeon you’ll get at North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision Care. After all, “cataract specialists” isn’t just part of our name, it’s the heart of what we do. Drs. Gregory Snodgrass and Todd Endicott are cataract experts, with the training and experience to consistently produce outstanding outcomes for their patients.

2. What is the cataract surgery process like at your practice?

For the most part, the actual functions of a cataract surgery are the same no matter where you go. You’ll receive local anesthetic. A small incision is made in the eye. The cataract damaged lens is broken into tiny pieces and suctioned out through the incision. An artificial lens implant is inserted into place and the procedure is done. You’ll rest for just a bit and go home the same day.

What can be different from one practice to the next, however, are the availability of laser-assisted cataract surgery and the care and quality of the surgical center staff.

Laser-assisted cataract surgery comes with substantial benefits, including improved precision, reduced risk of complications, less eye trauma and faster, pain-free recovery. Not every cataract surgeon offers laser-assisted surgery, but North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision Care does, and has for more than a decade.

And the staff at our Laser and Outpatient Surgery Center in Gainesville are second to none. For the nurses and office staff alike, patient care is always their top priority. And the medical team is trained to provide expert support to the surgeon and is continually educated in the latest technological advances.

3. Can I see some cataract patient reviews or testimonials?

Patients can sometimes be hesitant to ask a doctor for testimonials, but what better way is there to feel confident that you’re in the right hands? An experienced local eye surgeon, like the ophthalmologists at North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision Care, will gladly share patient success stories with you and let you hear firsthand accounts from some of the many, many patients they’ve helped to see clearly again.

When it’s time for cataract surgery, don’t trust your eyes – or those of a loved one – to anyone other than the best. Ask questions, consider your options and then choose the best local eye surgeon for your cataract needs.

Contact North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision Care today at 352-373-4300 to schedule your cataract consultation.



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