Find Out If You’re A Cataract Surgery Candidate

A cataract is when the natural lens inside the eye becomes discolored and clouded, resulting in hazy or blurred vision at all distances. Cataracts may also result in double vision, trouble seeing well at night or in dim light, or seeing bright colors as faded or yellowish.

Aging is the most common risk factor for cataracts. By age 75, approximately 50% of Americans have cataracts. Other risk factors for cataracts include:

  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Family members with cataracts
  • A health history that includes eye injury, eye surgery, or radiation on your upper body
  • Lots of time in the sun, especially without sunglasses to protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays

More than three million cataract procedures are performed each year, making it the most common surgery performed in the United States.

Cataract Surgery

At the time of cataract surgery, the cloudy lens in your eye is removed and replaced with a clear, artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). Grand Rapids Ophthalmology offers four options for intraocular lenses, including:

Traditional IOLs that improve vision but may require the need for glasses to see well close up and/or at a distance after surgery. Traditional cataract surgery is accepted by most insurance plans.

Advanced Technology IOLs that optimize near and distance vision, and correct astigmatism. Advanced Technology IOLs reduce your dependency on glasses or bifocals after surgery. The best lens for you depends on many factors, including your lifestyle and specific vision needs. Additional costs are involved, and many patients choose to use Grand Rapids Ophthalmology’s interest-free financing option or pay with cash or credit card.

Grand Rapids Ophthalmology Intraocular Lens Options

AdotTraditional Lens

Traditional Lens

BdotDistance Vision Optimized Lens

Distance Vision Optimized Lens

CdotNear Vision Optimized Lens

Near Vision Optimized Lens

DdotNear & Distance Vision Optimized Lens

Near & Distance Vision Optimized Lens

The Grand Rapids Ophthalmology Difference

Expert Care ● Patient Focused ● Advanced Technology
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology Provides Expert, Comprehensive Care Before, During, and After Cataract Surgery

  • Dedicated to 100% patient satisfaction
  • From initial evaluation to post-op your surgeon is here
  • Advanced laser technology

At Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, we perform cataract surgery in our CMS (Center for Medicare Services) certified and AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) accredited ambulatory surgery center.

Grand Rapids Ophthalmology also offers affordable financing options for Advanced Technology Cataract Surgery Packages, including flex plans and 12 months, 0% interest options.

Enjoy Improved Vision with Cataract Surgery

If you think you may have cataracts, now is the time to schedule a complete eye exam. If you are ready for surgery, the doctors at Grand Rapids Ophthalmology are happy to review the options and help you choose the best solution for your unique eyes.

Schedule your cataract appointment today! Call 616.456.2020 or email

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