Cataract Surgery in First Colony Commons

Cataract Surgery in First Colony Commons

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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. Memorial Eye Center - Sugar Land 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 First Colony Commons

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  • Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:15 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:15 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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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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- Oct. 08, 2022
They always get us in and out quickly and address our needs well. He and his staff are kind and prof... Show Moreessional.
- Oct. 05, 2022
Very capable optometrist. Went into very helpful explanations about what to expect in the future con... Show Morecerning my vision. My eyeglasses were ready in 3 days! Other places at least a week.
- Apr. 22, 2022
Patrick is very experienced and helped me a lot. I give him a 5-star absolutely. I had problem with... Show More the first pair they got for me. They checked my prescription again and got me a second pair, which fit almost perfect considering that they are progressive. I only wish the doctors were a little more patient. Overall the experience was good.
- Mar. 04, 2022
I was yet, in my 10+ years of wearing glasses, got any of my prescriptions perfect, BUT I can finall... Show Morey say I have. Memorial Eye Center in Sugarland got it right!! Dr Joseph was awesome as well. I seriously just can’t believe how well I can see with my new prescription I got today, I had to come here and give a review. Very content customer
- Nov. 22, 2020
Great experience at the eye doctor. Everyone should use Dr. Arnold. Such a Profesional and he has ... Show Morea great, welcoming staff.
- Oct. 04, 2019
I have an eye diease called Keratoconus. I've literally been all over Houston to different doctors f... Show Moreor the past year and nine months trying to get a contact to fit my irregular shaped corneal. It was at the point to where nothing worked. I was making plans on a corneal transplant until Dr. Goosey referred me to Dr. Arnold he said there's a lens called the EyePrintPRO I want see if Dr. Arnold can fit you. I made the appointment and they made a mode of my eye it took several visit and I thought this is never going to work. I received my lens last Saturday it's a true miracle!!! I'm over the moon happy I was reading the eye chart 20/80 before my EyePrintPRO now I can read 20/25! I can't Thank You enough you have changed my life I had major depression with my eye disease and even cried on a couple of visits now I have tears of joy! Thank You so much...
- Jun. 14, 2019
Out of country.. apparently I am way out of visit..sent me my old..same I've been wearing...I owe a ... Show Morevisit...had no idea I was due ..not on them..I kept pushing text overall...my bad.. thank you Today's
- May. 24, 2019
Dr. Arnold is the best. We drive about 2 hrs. each way just to see him. One can imagine the kind of ... Show Moreservice he & his staff provides for us to drive this far. Been our family’s doctor for about 20+ years. WE JUST DRIVE THEY GO THE EXTRA MILE.
- Feb. 25, 2019
Dr. Arnold is a great caring optometrist. His staff is wonderful and very helpful.
- Nov. 23, 2018
Love the staff after trying american best vision in missouri city which the costumer service is so u... Show Morenorgainsed took three hours to get paper signed by doctor to order contacts . Never will go back to them . Thank you todays vision for friendly staff
- Aug. 22, 2018
Great customer service! 😁😋 Thank you so much Sylvester and Rachel. This location has wondeful ... Show Morestaff with great customer service skills. I highly recommend this location
- Aug. 22, 2018
Great customer service! 😁😋 Thank you so much Sylvester and Rachel. This location has wondeful ... Show Morestaff with great customer service skills. I highly recommend this location.
- May. 05, 2018
Great office and very professional will refer to others!
- Apr. 14, 2018
In 2017 I bought sunglasses and progressive glasses at Sugar Land Today's vision and was very please... Show Mored with the customer service and technicians. A couple of weeks ago I took a friend to see a doctor after he mistakenly put something other than eye drops in his eye. I was very impressed with Dr Janes and believe he may have saved my friend's eyesight. I recommend Today's Vision as a professional, caring, & highly qualified staff to care for your eyes.
- May. 29, 2017
My kids and I have been coming here over 10 years. I have tried other locations but this is the bes... Show Moret hands down. Very nice family like atmosphere. Extremely professional.
- May. 19, 2017
I've been going to Dr. Arnold for almost 20 years. He found a tumor and advised me to go to a Neuro... Show Morelogist. Lost my vision in one eye but with out Dr. Arnold in I would not have known. I will not visit another place as long as they are open. Dr. Arnold and his assistant are very pleasant and know what they are doing. There has never been a wait time.
- Mar. 15, 2017
Professional and personal! Excellent frame selection.
- Feb. 11, 2017
Great man, Dr. Arnold . Experienced staff.
- Sep. 16, 2016
Terrific place with professional, helpful staff. Highly recommended.
- Jul. 24, 2016
Good staff, clean place.

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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 First Colony Commons 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 Memorial Eye Center - Sugar Land.

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.


Want to see clearly again?

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