Cataract Surgery in Savage

Cataract Surgery in Savage

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. Savage Eye Clinic 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 Savage

Our optometry practice in Savage

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross

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. 15, 2024
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff!
- May. 05, 2024
Very professional doctors!
- Apr. 04, 2024
perfect !!!!
- Feb. 10, 2024
The staff is so helpful and friendly. Highly recommend!
- Feb. 04, 2024
I had been seeing spots/flashing lights at the corner of my eye for a couple days. I learned this co... uld be an emergency, needing immediate retinal surgery to repair a tear! I messaged the office late at night. First thing the next morning, they called and I came in. The nurse who did the initial testing was terrific and explained and addressed my concern. Dr. Asman came right in, listened to my concern and did a full exam. I told her I was dealing with some *severe* anxiety and couldn’t imagine lying awake and still for up to 2 hours having my eye repaired! Luckily, it wasn’t a tear, I have some spots that cause the same symptom of the flashing lights. (If you or someone you know is having that happen, get to an eye doc immediately!) Had I in fact had the retinal tear, she told me she has a doc who would get me in within 30 minutes to do the surgery! Every person in that office from reception, nurse, doc was as kind, patient and gracious as can be. I don’t know to recommend someone more highly.
- Dec. 12, 2023
Maggie does a great job, eyes are important, go see her.
- Dec. 11, 2023
Great care and easy to work with.
- Nov. 07, 2023
I had a great experience, wonderful staff and doctor, my glasses were ready days later (not a strong... prescription but still) I really appreciated my experience there.
- Oct. 21, 2023
Best experience you can ask for in an eye clinic. Highly recommend!
- Oct. 19, 2023
What a great experience! Everyone was so friendly, respectful and very thorough. I am certainly ple... ased!
- Sep. 15, 2023
The staff was excellent in helping me calm down after I was late to get to the appointment because I... was in unfamiliar territory in Savage! Dr King was very helpful in telling me what I should do & how long this would last.
- Aug. 21, 2023
The friendly service starts when you walk in the door to the doctor and the staff that helps you pic... k out your glasses. They take their time to make sure the glasses work for you on your face and determine what your insurance will cover as well as down to what you want on your lenses. My son goes here as well and now my husband will be going there.
- Aug. 12, 2023
Great place to have your eyes cared for!
- Jul. 27, 2023
Dr Stout is very knowledgeably. Both he and the staff are also personable. He and the staff were a... ble to answer every question I had concerning my condition. I have been pleasantly surprised that there is an eye clinic so near me that can handle all of my needs.
- Jul. 23, 2023
Where to begin... Let's start with a "friendly reminder of my appointment" call. That was pretty coo... l. Then I get there and I must say, WOW, the staff is amazing. I can not find the words to state how awesome my visit was. Had a blast laughing with the young lady at the desk. Let's throw in about another 1000 cool points because she rides a motorcycle. The doctor was very knowledgeable, considerate, and helpful, I feel these accolades don't give enough justice. And the icing on the cake, to round out the bases coming in to home plate, the young woman who helped with my lense and frame selection, OMG, amazing. Super knowledgeable, great delivery, honest, and tries her best to get you savings. Overall, all in all, I highly recommend it. But who am i for you to listen to me? I'm just a guy who was blown away by this incredible staff, business, and experience.
- Jun. 21, 2023
Great experience with Savage Eye Clinic! Great and friendly staff that made the scheduling, eye exam... and picking out eyewear an awesome experience!
- Apr. 17, 2023
They were all very professional and friendly.
- Feb. 07, 2023
I was very impressed with the staff and Dr. Asman. They were friendly, accommodating and informative... . The environment was also very clean and neat. I’ve already moved my children’s eye care to Dr. Asman. Thank you!
- Dec. 27, 2022
Great fast service
- Nov. 06, 2022
Easy to make appointment , awesome offices , wonderful and cooperative receptionist, absolutely won... derful Doctor. I have been lucky to have Them for last twenty five years for my family and I!

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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 Savage 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 Savage Eye Clinic.

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.


Want to see clearly again?

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