Is your vision getting cloudy? Are you losing your color perception?
Having trouble seeing at night?
You may be in the early stages of developing cataracts.
And you don’t want to waste your prime years with cloudy vision, right?
Well, we’re here (and happy) to help.
It’s time to See Life Better…without hindrances, with clarity…with the freedom to go out and live your life – the way YOU want to live it.
Whether you’re preparing for retirement or for the arrival of a grandbaby, or making plans to travel the world; whatever it is – Mann Eye Institute proudly serves the Houston and Austin, Texas areas with premier cataract surgery and wants you to see life better.
Schedule your cataract evaluation now.
Want to find out more first?
What is a Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens (not a growth, like it’s commonly mistaken as) that blocks the lens from being able to focus light on the retina.
It is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 50.
Today, cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans age 50 and older.
And as the U.S. population ages, more than 30 million Americans
are expected to have cataracts by the year 2020.*
* Prevent Blindness America
What are the Symptoms of Cataracts?
Because cataracts typically develop very slowly, most people don’t realize the lens in the eye is affected until their vision becomes dull or blurry. Common symptoms include:
- Cloudy or blurry vision
- Colors seem faded
- Glare or halos appear around headlights, lamps and in bright sun
- Double vision
- Frequent prescription changes
When a cataract begins to affect your ability to perform day-to-day tasks, treatment is required.
How are Cataracts Treated?
Cataracts cannot be treated with medication, diet or eye drops, and they will not heal on their own. Surgery is the only option.
The good news? More than 2 million men and women undergo cataract surgery every year, making the procedure one of the most common and most successful medical procedures in the U.S. today.
With multiple locations surrounding the Houston and Austin, Texas areas, the surgeons at Mann Eye Institute are among the most experienced cataract surgeons in the country.
Why Laser Cataract Surgery?
Incorporating a sophisticated laser system into cataract surgery takes it to a whole new level.
Added safety, precision and consistency of results
Laser cataract surgery improves the precision of many key surgical steps and customizes the procedure to provide the opportunity for more desirable visual outcomes and potentially make cataract surgery simpler, with less complications and faster recovery. It is also capable of treating astigmatism during the procedure.
DR. MIKE MANN TALKS
What Can I Expect During Cataract Surgery?
During cataract surgery, your surgeon will make a tiny incision in your eye to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear artificial lens. The new lens can’t be seen or felt and stays permanently inside the eye.
The incision is so small that stitches are not required. It will heal completely by itself.
Recovery time is fast, thanks to advances in technology. Most patients can return to normal activities within 24 to 48 hours of their procedure, although strenuous physical activity is discouraged for several weeks. The eye may take several weeks to heal completely – your surgeon will guide you through the postoperative process for best results.
What if I Don’t Want to Wear Glasses After Cataract Surgery?
Glad you asked. Today, you have more choices than ever when it comes to the opportunity to no longer having to wear glasses or bifocals after cataract surgery. Introducing – Active Life Lenses.