Cataract Surgery in Raymore

Cataract Surgery in Raymore

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

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When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Advanced EyeCare - Raymore will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in Raymore

Our optometry practice in Raymore

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.

Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 07, 2024
I have been with this clinic for four years. I have been happy with service and atmosphere. Has been... beautiful. They explain to you every step in the process. Thank you all from the receptionist to the optometrist. Thank you.
- May. 05, 2022
Love this place! I usually go to Americas Best but I had my first appointment here today and they ac... tually took their time to get my vision in check, whereas Americas Best did not. Dr. Harter was very patient with me and found the best prescription for my eyes. I literally can see so much better now! Definitely going to keep coming back here.
- Jul. 01, 2021
Everyone was absolutely wonderful. Our optometrist was extremely through & she even got my husband i... nto an ophthalmologist at a different office just so he could be treated quickly. Can't thank her enough!
- Dec. 11, 2020
10 out of 10! Very Friendly and professional staff! The staff was amazing from check in, to doctor v... isit, to picking out glasses! Very helpful and very informative! Totally recommend!
- Mar. 23, 2020
Dr. Pachy was so great and informative. She really helped explain what was going on with me and i wi... ll continue to come here. The other staff were nice and quick with getting me checked in and on my way.
- Feb. 13, 2020
The staff and Dr are extremely professional and welcoming with every visit. I appreciate the care an... d time they take with every client that visits.
- Jan. 24, 2020
I'm very pleased with my visit. They were very helpful and much more reasonably priced than the las... t place I went to.
- Jan. 24, 2020
Dr. Harter is great, The staff is always very friendly and helpful. They also have a good selectio... n of glasses to choose from. I would highly recommend Advanced Eyecare in Raymore.
- Jan. 17, 2020
Great technoligy eye exams; beautiful office facilities; many styles and brands to choose from; Grea... t, friendly customer service. I highly recommend this location for alk you necessary eyecare needs.
- Jan. 10, 2020
Great experience. All staff was very helpful with choosing a pair of frames. Helpful ideas on ways t... o purchase a pair of glasses.
- Jan. 09, 2020
I’ve been going to Advanced Eye Care for 2 yrs.Dr. Harter is so patient and answered any questions... we had, Jill,Erica,and Laura was very professional and helpful when it came to picking out eyeglass frames. Very highly recommend!!!!!!
- Jan. 07, 2020
Dr. Pachy diagnosed me with rare degenerative eye disease, something that could have been devastatin... g and something that others have missed in the past. She explained it so thoroughly and with such compassion, making sure I understood my options and has monitored my progress. And Laura helped me find the cutest frames! Highly recommend!
- Jan. 07, 2020
Easy to work with and good understanding of my eye needs.
- Dec. 28, 2019
Great experience & friendly staff! Very helpful in picking out glasses. Learned about different op... tions for nose pieces we never knew about! Highly recommend!
- Dec. 17, 2019
This office is amazing. Its always clean and the employees are very professional. Best vision office... around by far.
- Dec. 17, 2019
Super nice staff and doctors. They are very patient and very helpful!
- Dec. 11, 2019
My kids felt comfortable, all staff were kind and friendly and Dr. Answered all my questions. I will... definitely recommend them.
- Dec. 07, 2019
Always super kind here and the soccer doctor rocks!!
- Dec. 05, 2019
Professional, courteous and right on time. Examination w/ optional digital imaging provide excellent... baseline & impressive Dr. Lafreniere OD, FAAO explained very understandably, thank you 👁
- Dec. 05, 2019
I really appreciated the help from all the staff at Advanced Eyecare. They were very helpful with g... oing from always wearing contacts to getting fitted for glasses this time.

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How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Raymore optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Advanced EyeCare - Raymore.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.


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