New Year’s Resolution No. 1: Schedule Cataract Surgery

giwa new year'sNew Year’s resolutions are those good things that we put off doing because we are too busy or lazy. Some people look forward to making resolutions to better themselves and to check those items off their list when they are complete. Others dread the thought of making resolutions because they may feel like they have procrastinated or that they are setting themselves up for failure.

Whatever your outlook has been on New Year’s resolutions, think positively this year! You are much more likely to accomplish your goals if you write them down, verbalize them to someone else and check your goals every few months to see how you are doing. If cataract surgery is on your list of resolutions, you can have confidence that you will have a successful experience. Cataract surgery is one of the most successful surgeries available because there is very little risk and great reward.

Cataract surgery is a safe, outpatient procedure that can take as little as 15 minutes. It involves removing your clouded lens and replacing it with a clear, artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). The procedure rarely even require stitches, because the incision is so small that it closes on its own. Cataract surgery has an extremely high success rate.  A recent study showed that people who had cataract surgery tend to live longer.

If your vision is being compromised by cataracts, put cataract surgery as No. 1 on your 2014 New Year’s Resolution List. You will be so thankful to have your clear vision restored. Street signs, books, television screens and faces of those you love will be clearer and more easily visible. It will be the best decision you have ever made, so start that list early and schedule your cataract surgery with one of our physicians.