LASER VISION CORRECTION | OPTICAL DEPARTMENT ....... Charlotte (704) 364-7400 ........Huntersville (704) 895-8200
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The best way to find out exactly what your price will be is to schedule an exam. After a comprehensive evaluation to determine what procedures you're a candidate for and what degree of correction you need, you may meet with Allison Alexander, our Refractive Coordinator, who will be able to give you a specific price.

A few insurance companies do pay for all or part of vision correction procedures. You can check with your plan administrator, or we will be happy to make a copy of your insurance card and check coverage for you. Many people have medical flex plans they use to save up to 50 percent on their procedure by using pre-tax dollars.

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Advanced Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are very common as we age, and may prevent us from seeing clearly. Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens of our eyes that causes declining visual clarity. Fortunately, the physicians and surgeons at Charlotte Ophthalmology can effectively cure the condition with cataract surgery. In cataract surgery, the cloudy natural lens is removed from the eye. A permanent intraocular lens implant replaces the natural lens to restore focusing power. Our surgeons will assess how the cataract is affecting your lifestyle in combination with the clinical examination to determine if cataract surgery is right for you.

We perform a stitch-free, pain-free surgery by using numbing eye drops for anesthesia. The procedure is performed using an ultrasound-driven instrument that "sonically" breaks up the cataract (phacoemulsification) as it is suctioned (aspirated) out of the eye. Our surgeons utilize a microscopic incision that allows for a quicker recovery and eliminates the need for stitches, as the very small incision seals on its own. After your surgery, you will use eye drops a few times a day as prescribed by your surgeon.

Advanced Cataract Surgery

Following cataract surgery, our patients typically report crisper, more vivid vision almost immediately. They are satisfied not only with their newfound visual clarity, but with the ease of the procedure and the manner in which our surgeons have personally cared for them. If you think you may have a cataract, please visit with Drs. Branner, Vaziri or Whiteside for a comprehensive and informative consultation about your eyes.

Advanced Lens Implant Technology

Drs. Branner, Whiteside and Vaziri utilize the Tecnis and AcrySof® IQ family of lenses, which are designed to reduce spherical aberrations, increase contrast sensitivity, and improve functional vision. These lenses offer advantages over traditional spherical cataract lenses:

• Enhanced clarity
• Improved image quality

The Tecnis and AcrySof® IQ family of lenses offer statistically and clinically significant improvements in night driving test conditions that simulated city and rural settings under normal, glare and fog conditions. In these tests, the Tecnis and IQ lenses performed functionally better than traditional lens implants in 34 of 36 conditions tested. The performance in 12 of these conditions was statistically significant, with the greatest advantage observed in detection and identification of city pedestrians and rural warning signs under glare and fog conditions.


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