Cataract Surgery in Northeast El Paso

Cataract Surgery in Northeast El Paso

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

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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. Eyeland Vision 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 Northeast El Paso

Our optometry practice in Northeast El Paso

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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
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed

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.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 12, 2023
Working for an optical office I was weary sending my mom here cause of the recent reviews. However m... y mother enjoyed it even though she's a pretty decent critic. Like another lady said in the other reviews, it went well with her. Thanks guys!
- May. 17, 2023
Dr. Kim took care of me, and the entire team made me feel very comfortable, welcomed, and enthusiast... ic to help me. I did my insurance intake online, so the confirmation and check in intake when I got there was very easy. During my exam, I was very comfortable and I genuinely feel like they took the time to truly do a thorough exam, while also explaining what was happening if I had questions. At the end of the “1 or 2” options, I was asked to close my eyes and Dr. Kim flipped through the lenses. When she stopped and asked me to look, I saw clearly for the first time in a long time. She also took time to thoroughly explain everything that was happening with my vision. Before this appointment, I had a dental appointment that absolutely brought me to tears solely due to how I was treated, and then again afterwards at my psychiatrists office. The entire highlight of my day was being at Eyeland and having such a positive experience. Thank you so so much to the entire Eyeland Team that I worked with
- Apr. 03, 2023
I visited Eyeland Vision on 3/29/23 for an eye exam. Dr. Kathy phan took care of me. I want to thank... Dr. Phan and her staff for an excellent and professional work, see you soon. Thanks.
- Mar. 02, 2023
After reading all of the reviews I was nervous about coming here. I'm glad I came though! I didn't h... ave any problems as the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They gave me my prescription with no issues and didn't force me to try to buy glasses at all. They asked if I wanted to or not but that was it. I was aware of the retina exam before I came in, but they did tell me before I went back and asked if I was okay with that, which for some people might be a deal breaker as everyone has to do it to be seen there and it cost me $45 as most insurance companies seem to not cover it but I was perfectly fine to pay for it and do the exam. That's my personal preference though so that is something to consider. I love that the online appointment system was easy to set up and that they accepted my insurance (Tricare). The doctors were very nice and knowledgeable. I would come back here again!
- Sep. 29, 2022
My family and I are new patients of Eyeland Vision. We recently had a wonderful experience at our fi... rst appointment. Dr. Do & staff are Amazing, and took great care of us!
- Jul. 13, 2022
The appointment making process online is easy to use. The receptionist got me in right away. Everyon... e is smiles and helpful. Dr. Kathy Phan is the greatest. She listened to what I needed and gave me the best prescription ever. I need to see far away and very small details up close and my new glasses work perfectly. Thank you Eyeland Vision! I will be a repeat customer.
- Sep. 14, 2021
Fantastic clinic, look forward to going every time I need a check up. They have very up to date equi... pment and ensure you get a through exam all while being fast and friendly.
- Jul. 28, 2021
Staff was very professional and kind. The Doctor encourage questions and was very thorough in answe... ring. I like that her answers opened up discussion for further inquiry. I left understanding more than I anticipated to discover about the overall health of my eyes. Overall, the experience from the staff and Doctor exceeded my expectations.
- Jul. 21, 2021
The staff is professional and efficient. Waiting time is minimal. Doctor Phan is thorough and precis... e. She took her time and explained all of the procedures. Doctor Phan also inquired about my daily activities in order to better assess my vision needs. I would recommend this Optometrist and her staff to my friends and family.
- Jul. 08, 2021
To whom it may concern, My appointment with Eyeland Vision was great! They took the time to talk me ... through everything and made sure I understood what was being done and why. I had a great check up and will continue to go to them for my eye exams.
- Jun. 26, 2021
Everything was excellent, the staff and Doctors were friendly and professional. No long wait, in and... out.
- Jun. 24, 2021
I Absolutely love this place!! The doctors are very helpful and explain everything so good!
- Jun. 23, 2021
The staff was friendly and courteous and attended to me the minute I walked in the door. The prelimi... nary exams were speedy and I saw the doctor within minutes. I’m very happy and satisfied with my experience there and would recommend it to anybody
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- Jun. 17, 2021
Dr. Holt is very patient, explains every thing in detail even gives advise on things which are not i... n his job. Everyone is very patient and nice take their time to explains things. The whole office is so calm and courteous. You can feel the kindness in everyone. Never felt like this at Western Eye. Thank you everyone for making me feel at home. Ms. Josephine Melendez.
- Jun. 17, 2021
There is never a long wait. Staff is quick and professional and I love the eye glasses selection the... y have.
- Jun. 17, 2021
The staff was very courteous and friendly. The doctors are very thorough and explain all the details... from the results. We are treated very well. Thank you Eyeland staff for all that you do.
- Jun. 15, 2021
We were unsure of what sunglasses to select, Wendy and Christy were great and walking us through the... process. They explained the product in great detail. Wendy's knowledge of selecting the right product for our son put us at ease knowing he was in good hands. We felt confident we picked the right product and will continue to come back for the awesome service. Just like leap year gives that extra day in February, Wendy gives you that extra help you need. Christy is there to complete the dynamic duo. Thanks again!
- Jun. 08, 2021
Absolutely great experience doctor Was extremely kind and helpful! Jessica was a absolute great help... on my frames and options! 10/10 love this place
- Jun. 04, 2021
Our first visit and we were very impressed. Both the assistant and doctor were knowledgeable and fri... endly. Really liked their new retinal scan device -- no dilation needed!

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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 Northeast El Paso 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 Eyeland Vision.

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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