Why Cataract Surgery Is Necessary?

You normally find out you have cataracts from the eye doctor. Different patients react to the news in different ways. Many clients tell our cataract surgeons in Arizona that they want to get the surgeon as soon as possible, while others would rather wait until it impacts their vision. Whatever you decide, we are here to help you make the best-informed decision possible. 

Over time, cataracts impact your vision to the point where you can’t see well enough to accomplish daily tasks. When driving at night and watching television become difficult, it may be time to schedule traditional or laser cataract surgery. We can’t reverse the effects of cataracts, but we can use computer-assisted lasers to soften them up and remove them. Another option is traditional surgery to remove them and replace your lens. With the latest technology available, eye surgeons at the Swagel Wootton Eye Institute can restore your sight faster and more safely than ever before.

You can also hold off on surgery because cataracts haven’t yet affected your quality of life. That’s your decision and we can schedule check-ins and manage your eyeglass or contact prescription to preserve your vision as long as possible. When you’re ready, make an appointment to discuss your options for cataract surgery. 

What Our Patients Are Saying

The videos below contain the testimony of patients who have undergone cataract or laser cataract surgery

You and your eye care specialist determine when it’s time to look into cataract surgery. However, it’s important to protect your long-term visions and preserve your lifestyle. 

Benefits of Undergoing Cataract Surgery As Soon As Possible

Many people choose laser cataract surgery because it offers the fastest healing rate. They also choose to have the surgery as quickly as possible to maintain their sight without waiting for a steep decline in vision

As we age, fractures and falls are a continuing danger. If cataracts impair your vision, you are more likely to fall and suffer injury. This is one of the reasons we encourage seniors 65 and older to undergo surgery as quickly as possible. One 2013 study showed that those who opt for cataract surgery have a higher long-term survival rate.

man enjoying playing golf after his cataract surgery Male Cataract Surgery Patient smiling and playing golf

Call Swagel Wootton Eye Institute today for more information on why cataract surgery is a safe, effective alternative to suffering from declining vision. You can make an appointment for a free consultation today to find out if you’re a good candidate for laser or traditional cataract surgery in Arizona.


Meet our Physicians

Meet Dr. Loan Ramsey, F.A.C.S.