Cataract Surgery in White House

Cataract Surgery in White House

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. Community EyeCare 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 White House

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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
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Eye Med
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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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- May. 11, 2024
Been going here for years. Don't just recommend to friends but recommended you to my wife.
- May. 04, 2024
Highly recommend Community Eye Care. The staff is kind and helpful and Dr. DeHaven is the best! You ... won’t regret giving them a try.
- May. 02, 2024
Great place.
- Apr. 30, 2024
We love Dr. DeHaven & the staff at Community Eye Care. They are always so friendly and helpful!
- Apr. 26, 2024
Knowledgeable, courteous staff and friendly staff!
- Mar. 26, 2024
Very Very good people.
- Mar. 13, 2024
Doc Hank and his staff was incredible... I have an issue with my eye lid glands and they provided me... with this therapy for just twenty bucks... And since my vision insurance wasn't in thier system they cut me a deal of just $98 cash...!!! So one just can't be a great vision exam for that...!!! He explained everything to me that made total sense and I really appreciate that...!!! Thanks to the intire team for a excellent experience...!!! Thanks again Joe
- Feb. 20, 2024
Dr. DeHaven and his staff are always extremely friendly and helpful. I have never had a bad experien... ce at this office. My questions and concerns regarding my eye care are listened to, and addressed. I highly recommend their services.
- Feb. 02, 2024
Very nice and personal. Will definitely be back as long as our insurance covers
- Jan. 11, 2024
Dr. DeHaven is a good and thorough doctor and answers all questions you may have. The staff are very... nice and professional.
- Dec. 20, 2023
Wonderful place. The whole staff is great. Everyone works with me to get my eye exam done and helped... me order the right glasses.
- Dec. 16, 2023
I have been coming to Community Eyecare for years. There is always a friendly face to greet you. Dr ... Dehaven is very thorough and takes a personal interest in his patients. Mrs. Connie has been there since I started going there. She always has a smile.
- Dec. 09, 2023
I've been coming here for years and always love it. The staff is friendly, the environment is clean,... just a great place to get my eye exams or new glasses. I want to personally give a shoutout to Jessie. She's always been my go to when I come here and she's always so nice.
- Nov. 18, 2023
Fast friendly professional servive.
- Nov. 09, 2023
Provided the most comprehensive thoughtful eye exam I have had in years. No nickle and dime for nece... ssary tests/views of the eye. The glasses team was very thoughtful and ensured the lenses met my needs - they didn't push the most expensive because they actually wouldn't work for me with my eyes.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Dr.Dehaven and his staff are genuinely concerned about your vision needs and the quality of care tha... t they can provide for you. They're reasonably priced, waiting for your appointment is usually very short, and Dr.Dehaven is very thorough in his examination. Give them a try. I guarantee you'll become a life long patient
- Oct. 10, 2023
Great customer service and so helpful
- Sep. 11, 2023
Always take care of my needs...
- Sep. 06, 2023
Our whole family loves Dr. DeHaven and all of his amazing and very friendly staff!
- Sep. 01, 2023
Very Friendly and knowledgeable.

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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 White House 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 Community EyeCare.

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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