Cataract Surgery


Cataract Treatment Options in Arizona

Cataracts gradually deteriorate your quality of life and rob you of your ability to see colors and objects, often preventing you from doing things at night, like driving. But you don’t have to suffer or give up the things you enjoy. We can treat your cataracts safely and effectively with laser-assisted cataract surgery. We also offer a variety of lenses to choose from to give you a second chance to see more beauty, more joy, and more goodness in your life. Don’t miss it.

Customized, Affordable Lenses for Every Lifestyle

The procedure to restore your vision before further vision loss occurs can change your life, and, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, it could even lengthen it. It’s our mission to make sure you can see a brighter, better world, so we offer a variety of lenses to fit your unique needs. These lenses include:

  • Restor 2.5, 3.0 (multifocal)
  • Symfony (multifocal)
  • Restor – toric (multifocal)
  • Acrysoft IQ Toric

Learn more about the best lenses for your lifestyle, or read through our responses to frequently asked questions about cataracts below.

Do I Have to Have Surgery to Treat Cataracts?

Once cataracts are present, the only way to regain clear vision is to undergo cataract surgery to have the cloudy lens of your eye replaced with a new, clear lens.

What Are Multifocal/Lifestyle Lenses?

Multifocal/lifestyle lenses are for patients who enjoy being active and also spend time at the computer or doing activities up-close. It corrects your vision at multiple distances to accommodate a wide range of lifestyles and reduces or eliminates your need to wear glasses.

Can I Get Monofocal/Traditional Lenses Now and Upgrade to Multifocal/Lifestyle Lenses Later?

No. Cataract surgery is a one-time procedure, so selecting the lens you want beforehand is critical. We offer multiple lenses and financing options to meet your needs. With the right lens, you will see things more clearly, in greater detail, and in more vivid, richer colors.

How Much Does Cataract Surgery Cost?

Cataract surgery is covered under Medicare and most insurances. We also offer excellent financing options, such as 0% financing for up to 24 months with no money down and payments as low as $99/month (subject to credit approval).

Is Cataract Surgery Safe?

Cataract surgery is among the safest and most effective procedures performed today, with over 3 million procedures performed in the U.S. every year. We also offer laser-assisted cataract surgery using the LenSx Cataract Laser with Intraoperative Aberrometry (ORA) to provide computer-controlled precision, procedure customization, and more predictable outcomes.

What Is a Cataract?

Cataracts are not growths in your eyes, they are just the inevitable cloudiness that develops on your eye’s lens as you age. Cataracts may also be associated with diabetes or, in rarer cases, eye injury.

Can I Prevent Cataracts?

Modern medicine is not yet able to reverse the development of cataracts or prevent them from forming. As with many other health issues, leading a healthy, active lifestyle may help you avoid cataracts, but it is not a guarantee.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts?

Symptoms include blurry vision, dim or faded colors, and sensitivity to bright light. You may also notice glare, halos, and poor night-vision.

Are there Needles or Blades Involved in Cataract Surgery?

Not at Swagel Wooten Eye Institute. We use the LenSx Cataract Laser to improve precision, predictability of outcomes, and personalization of the procedure.

What Results Can I Expect from My Cataract Surgery?

After the vast majority of cataract surgeries, vision is substantially improved. With the right lens, this can include clearer images, brighter colors, and more.

What Are the Risks With Cataract Surgery?

As with any surgery, the cataract procedure has some associated risks. Our expert ophthalmologists can help determine if it is right for you.

How Can I Find Out if I Have Cataracts?

A screening is used to determine whether or not you have cataracts and which tailored-treatment best fits your vision and lifestyle needs. Make an appointment to find out how to improve your vision today.

Patient Stories of Cataract Surgery in Arizona

Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your life-changing vision correction procedure. We are proud of the work we do and invite you to read about the experiences our patients have had with us.