Cataract Surgery in Elk Grove Village

Cataract Surgery in Elk Grove Village

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. Elk Grove Optical 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 Elk Grove Village

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Aetna

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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- Jan. 17, 2024
Dr.Kim was very prompt and polite to my kids
- Jan. 13, 2024
Korean lady doctor was able to find the cause of eye pain. Gave a very good solution. Deatil Orient... ed. Excellent doctor!
- Dec. 04, 2023
It was my first time coming and I saw Dr.Kim, and I really loved this place. The doctor was so patie... nt and really took their time explaining to you to help you understand what you have and what you can do about it. The associates that were working as well were extremely nice. I am planning to bring my parents here to get eye exams too.
- Nov. 23, 2023
Great experience.
- Oct. 23, 2023
Such a smooth and efficient process, Airrionne was very helpful and honest about prices and the fram... es fitting my face to help me pick the best one! Highly recommend for an easy quick appointment and Dr. Mehta is very sweet!
- Sep. 21, 2023
Dr. Patel did my exam. Until now, no one ever explained the reasoning behind the difference between ... my contact lens prescription and my glasses prescription. She went into detail about astigmatism and how contacts of a higher prescription can compensate the uneven shape of the eyes without being engineered for astigmatic eyes. Was pretty cool to get those details finally after 10 years of glasses lol. The rest of the staff was great at informing me of my contacts and frames options and how that'd work with my vision insurance. I especially appreciate that they carry designer frames. Ended up really impressed with the service and casual professionalism of everyone at the store. Will definitely be back for my vision needs!
- Aug. 26, 2023
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- Jun. 14, 2023
Dr. Niki Mehta was super helpful and knowledgeable. Made the experience 100x better
- Jun. 12, 2023
Thank you Doctor Kim and the wonderful Staff: Hilda, Gina, Angie, Analis and the rest. Keep it up.
- Apr. 19, 2023
Great team and efficient operation at Elk Grove Optical. Highly recommend.
- Mar. 11, 2023
I recommend this place I came without an appointment. I had an eye accident and they accepted me fo... r which I am very grateful
- Mar. 07, 2023
I was in and out in about 30 mins including getting fitted for a new pair of sunglasses.
- Mar. 06, 2023
Amazing place. You must come here
- Mar. 03, 2023
Everyone was extremely helpful and kind during my visit for a standard eye checkup
- Jan. 13, 2023
Great energy and everyone there was really nice
- Jan. 09, 2023
I had a scratched cornea and they were able to get me in the same day that I needed. The staff and ... doctors are all amazing. I highly recommend them.
- Jan. 05, 2023
Very quick and responsive. My longest wait time was no more than 7 minutes from entering to leaving.... No problems with getting the glasses either. Overall great experience.
- Nov. 21, 2022
Professional and friendly staff.
- Nov. 05, 2022
Dr. Kim is the best! So patient and makes sure you get the script that works for you! The office sta... ff are friendly, knowledgeable, and so customer-focused! On top of all that, they started carrying a lot more frames with varying shapes and colors. Highly recommend.
- Nov. 02, 2022
Been coming here for many years now! Always have a positive experience getting my exams and contact ... renewals. I showed up yesterday and Dr. Mehta in particular was extremely nice and helpful with any questions and concerns that I had. She was very patient and made sure every question was answered before I left! Definitely recommend this optical to anyone looking for very good service.

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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 Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Optical.

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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