Cataract Surgery in Floresville

Cataract Surgery in Floresville

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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. Hill Country Vision Center - Floresville 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 Floresville

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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.

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- Apr. 17, 2024
I have been to many vision places and this was the most thorough professional exam I ever received
- Apr. 07, 2024
Dr was great and staff was very helpful.
- Apr. 03, 2024
Everyone were so friendly and helpful. A very good ,first time experience. I already gave a recommen... dation.
- Mar. 11, 2024
The minute I walked through the door, everyone was very friendly and helpful. Dr. V was amazing, tak... es his time and explains everything. Madeline was who helped me get fitted for my new glasses. She was absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable, helpful, patient, caring, I could go on and on. I highly recommend this location for your eye care needs!
- Feb. 17, 2024
Fast service, efficient and friendly!!
- Jan. 27, 2024
I brought my two children in for an eye appointment last week and I can not say enough about how won... derful these ladies are. My son is 8, has ASD and can be uncooperative in unfamiliar situations. But these ladies from the front desk, the doctor and everyone in between were SO kind and patient. His appointment took a good chunk of time but no one ever made us feel uncomfortable about it. The doctor was so patient and talked through everything she was doing. They were absolutely so kind and patient, I can not give enough praise. And the best part, he got a prescription that he'll actually be able to use!! Thank you guys again, you are truly phenomenal.
- Nov. 25, 2023
Everyone was very friendly and helpful answering all my questions. Thank you Hill Country Vision.
- Nov. 18, 2023
The staff is amazing!
- Aug. 05, 2023
If you want to be treated with compassion and respect, this is the place. Very knowledgeable and be... st exam!
- Aug. 03, 2023
Great doctor and awesome staff. They really care about their patients.
- Jul. 28, 2023
The kindest most helpful ladies I have experienced at a doctor’s office in Floresville or San Anto... nio! Everyone smiling, eager to help, answered all my question and concerns, will definitely be back annually or sooner if need be!
- Jun. 26, 2023
Very quick, friendly and efficient service
- Apr. 03, 2023
Exceptional patient/customer service throughout the entire office, staff and doctor included! I will... be taking the rest of my family to this practice.
- Feb. 16, 2023
Wonderful service!
- Feb. 10, 2023
Amazing team! Very professional and personable!
- Feb. 06, 2023
My family and I always receive great service here! The staff and doctor are always so kind really li... sten to you.
- Jan. 27, 2023
Very knowledgeable staff and excellent service
- Dec. 16, 2022
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- Dec. 04, 2022
Excellent care
- Nov. 15, 2022
The staff always make feel safe and relaxed.

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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 Floresville 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 Hill Country Vision Center - Floresville.

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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