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Is it right for you?

If you are considering this exciting procedure to improve your sight and decrease depenedence on eyeglasses or contact lenses, wouldn’t it be helpful to have a much clearer view of how to proceed to the next step?  There are three basic questions to consider:

1.)  Am I a suitable candidate for surgery?

2.)  How do I choose the finest doctors and appropriate technology to achieve the safest and most satisfying visual results?

3.)  How do I get the highest standard of quality, professional care at an affordable fee?

At Joseph Cohen O.D. Inc., we believe that we can confidently answer all three important questions in an accurate and honest manner to assist you in making a well informed decision.

The Eye At Work

Various parts of the eye work together to catch focus and process light to make vision possible.  When the eye is open, light first passes through the cornea.  The cornea takes a wide spectrum of light and sends it through the pupil.  The light is then focused through the eye’s natural lens directly onto the retina.  The lens changes shape to accommodate to bring objects at various distances into focus.

Just as a camera lens focuses onto film, the lens of the eye does much of the same thing.  Over time the lens of the eye loses flexibitility, making it harder to focus up close; making reading difficult.  This process is called presbyopia.  Presbyopia tends to occur between 40 and 50 years of age.

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a gradual clouding of the eye’s lens which will cause a loss of ones ability to see.  Individual symptoms may vary depending on the degree of the catact.  They will, in most cases, increase over time making vision worse.  It is impossible to predict when a patient will need surgery.  One eye may develop a cataract earlier than the other.

Make an appoinment with us today for your cataract evaluation.