Cataract Surgery in La Junta

Cataract Surgery in La Junta

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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. ABBA Eye Care - La Junta 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 La Junta

Our optometry practice in La Junta

Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • Nov. 23 Closed
  • Nov. 24 Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • Metlife Vision

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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- Nov. 19, 2023
The staff is amazing, they were very helpful, and friendly
- Oct. 04, 2023
I highly recommend them. I’m very impressed with the staff at the La Junta office. They are friend... ly, knowledgeable and extremely customer service oriented.
- Oct. 03, 2022
On time appointment. Glasses arrived early. Great prices.
- Sep. 24, 2022
Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Also, they work with the VA.
- Sep. 08, 2022
Very kind, caring, professional staff. I won't use anyone else in the Lower Arkansas Valley area, fo... r my eye care.
- Apr. 04, 2022
Best deals in town dr is kind and courteous. Staff also help me pick out frames that fit my face. T... he whole staff as the most HAPPY and helpful best customer service around.
- Oct. 07, 2021
They had the best selection of frames of anywhere else I had visited. They even had 2 Styles of riml... ess frames, and no one else even carried them. Staff was very helpful, when I had to make a final decision on frames. I will come here again! Thanks Abba Eyecare of LaJunta, CO!
- Jan. 14, 2021
Staff was very courteous and the Dr. answered all my questions. Overall a great experience.
- Oct. 07, 2020
Excellant professional service.
- Sep. 29, 2020
Ausom staff , got me in right away and removed metal from my eye. I cant say thank you enough!
- Aug. 31, 2020
The staff truly care about the patients. I love La Junta staff.
- Jun. 29, 2020
The staff at Abba Eye Care are very understanding and patient and explain things very well. Awesome ... customer service!
- Feb. 10, 2020
Super helpful and kind!
- Jan. 22, 2020
Always friendly and very nice with a small child.
- Oct. 28, 2019
I like Dr. Keshmiri, she is personable and professional. I loved Dr. Pierre, but he isn't coming to... La Junta anymore. I absolutely love the staff in La Junta. They provide top notch service. They go the extra mile to provide exceptional care. I visited an Abba in Colorado Springs and was irritated by the lack of service I received, so I went back to LJ (even though they didn't have the frames I was looking for). They are knowledgeable about insurance, up front about pricing, timely and efficient.
- Sep. 20, 2019
it was a great experience
- Sep. 11, 2019
The service and care that I got was very good
- Oct. 02, 2018
My very first visit and i enjoyed it. Very professional the staff and doctor. The Doctor was very de... tailed step by step what she was going to do next. They were all very welcoming. Usually im very nervous but they all make u feel comfortable.. Thank you ABBA Eye Care for a great experience.
- May. 19, 2016
Staff was friendly, pleasent, and very Knowledgeable,and Doctor's were kind enough to explain in sim... ple and clear way easy to understand.Thank You to the Staff and Dr.Pierre.
- Apr. 08, 2016
Great place! The staff is always friendly, and very helpful. I highly recommend Jaclynn Schreivogel ... to help you with any of your needs regarding eye care, she's awesome!

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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 La Junta 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 ABBA Eye Care - La Junta.

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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