Some Frequently Asked Questions
Refractive cataract surgery in Fargo is recommended when your vision begins to affect your quality of life or interferes with your ability to perform daily activities.
Some signs of a cataract include:
- Clouded, blurred or dim vision
- Increasing difficulty with vision at night
- Fading or yellowing of colors
- Double vision in a single eye
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Halos around lights
- Difficulty reading in dim light
- Frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions
No, macular degeneration occurs in the retina (back of the eye). Cataract surgery deals with the lens in the front of the eye. Patients should continue to have annual eye exams with their primary eye doctor to monitor their eye health.
Patients are recommended to take it easy for the rest of the day after the surgery, but are free to return to normal activities as comfort allows. For the first week you should avoid rubbing or bumping the eye as well as getting it wet. Patients should also be cautious about heavy lifting or swimming in hot tubs, pools, or lakes for one month.
The young eye has the ability to focus up close, like the zoom function on a camera. As you age, that function becomes less and less functional - causing the loss of near vision that requires reading glasses or bifocals. Cataracts also form in the lens as the eye ages.
Lenses are made of an acrylic material that is inert inside the eye. The eye will not react against the lens, unlike other organic materials (glass, metal). The great news is that this allows the eye to remain clear while avoiding the degradation and color change that occurs with your natural lens.
Many people over the age of 18 are candidates for LASIK. If you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism you are likely a candidate. Factors that can affect eligibility include pregnancy, rapidly changing refractive error, and untreated eye diseases. To determine if you are a candidate, schedule a complimentary consultation today.
One of our highly experienced surgeons will conduct a comprehensive eye exam and perform measurements of your eyes to determine if you're a candidate for laser vision correction. After this they will go over the cost of LASIK, financing options, and answer any questions you may have.
Most patients are seeing clearly the next day. Many of our patients are able to drive, work, exercise and enjoy their clear vision after just 24 hours.
Nope, it's permanent! When patients talk to us about LASIK, they are normally quite surprised by that. Once we complete the exam and it stabilizes after a few months it is permanently corrected. Some of our patients do have need for glasses decades after their procedure due to the aging process of the eye.
To date, there have been no reported instances of serious injury to the eye as a result of LASIK. There is a certain amount of risk with any medical procedure, but these risks can be significantly minimized by careful patient selection and use of the latest technology available at Bagan Strinden Vision.
We offer competitive financing rates through Wells Fargo Health Advantage, allowing you to pay for your Laser Vision Correction and Premium Cataract Surgery over 12-18 months.
Did you know that the average person who wears contact lenses will spend $2 a day on them? For years. LASIK and PRK patients are done paying for their procedures and enjoy a lifetime of clear vision!