Initial Cataract Evaluation

Your Initial Cataract Evaluation

During your upcoming appointment, measurements of your eye will be taken, your pupils will be dilated, and you will meet the doctor and staff to discuss the stage of your cataracts and various options for cataract surgery. 

The information that follows will help educate you on the various options available for custom cataract correction. It will also help you understand the different options available that will provide the clearest vision after surgery. This will ensure that you have the best vision you can have for the rest of your life. 

Preparing for Your Initial Cataract Evaluation

  1. Discontinue contact lens wear if you wear contact lenses. You MUST discontinue wearing your contact lenses PRIOR to your appointment. This allows for the most accurate measurement of your eyes for surgery. If you fail to do so, you may be asked to return for repeat measurements: 
    • If you wear Rigid/Gas Permeable or Soft Toric (Astigmatism) lenses: discontinue wear for 2 weeks prior to appointment
    • If you wear Soft Regular Lenses: discontinue wear for 1 week prior to appointment
  2. Previous laser eye surgery such as LASIK, PRK, or RK:
    • Prior laser correction surgery will change the shape of your eye and needs to be considered during your measurements. Prior records are very helpful and should be brought to your appointment, if possible.
  3. Review the Cataract Surgery Information Package and complete the Vision Lifestyle Questionnaire to better assess your visual needs after cataract surgery.