Why Choose SightMD for Cataract Surgery?

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We make a promise to provide the best possible experience to everyone who visits our centers. From the moment you walk through the door and sit down for your first consultation, to when you leave our office cataract free, our team is right there with you, helping you through every step of the process.

But friendly faces, convenient appointments, and comfortable surgical suites are just the beginning of what makes SightMD great. We work with more Castle Connolly rated Top Doctors than any other eye care practice in New York, and all of our physicians are active educators, researchers, and leaders in their field. Plus, our facilities have access to the most advanced laser-assisted technology available to provide precise, blade-free surgery with incredible results.

Your eyes are in good hands with SightMD—that's our promise to you.

Are you a candidate?

Take our brief Cataract Self Test to find out if cataract surgery is right for you and help our doctors come up with a personalized treatment plan.

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What is a Cataract

Cataracts occur when the proteins in the lens of your eye cluster together and get cloudy. If you have cataracts, you may experience foggy or fuzzy vision, difficulty with bright lights (glare or halos), or changes in your perception of colors. Learn what symptoms to look for

What's the difference between traditional (Phaco) and Laser (Femto)?

Traditional cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries in the world, and uses a technique called Phacoemulsification. This procedure allows your surgeon to break up and remove the clouded lens through a small incision at the edge of your cornea. You also have the option to upgrade to a laser-assisted surgery, which can be a gentler procedure. This is usually suggested for patients with astigmatism as the laser can create specialized incisions to reshape the cornea and improve vision. Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery

Premium IOLs: What's the difference and who's a candidate?

Standard IOLs (or IntraOcular Lenses) will improve distance vision, but you may still need to wear glasses, especially if you have astigmatism. Opting for a Premium IOL can reduce the need for glasses after surgery, with options for multi-focal lenses and astigmatism correction. Your Ophthalmologist will go over these options with you and determine if you are a candidate for an upgrade to Premium IOLs.

What will my cataract surgery cost?

The exact cost of surgery will vary depending on the options you choose. Upgrades like premium lenses or laser-assisted surgery are elective additions and typically come with an extra cost. SightMD offers financing options through CareCredit or Alphaeon to help our patients with added expenses. Learn More about Paying for Your Care

Does cataract surgery wear off?

Once you remove a lens that’s been affected by cataracts, the cataract will not come back. While your eyes heal and the new lens settles in place, it’s normal to experience fluctuating or shaky vision, shadows or flickering sensations, or floaters. All of this should clear up after a few months leaving you with clear, cloud-free vision.

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Experience the SightMD difference for yourself. Request a consultation with one of our top-rated cataract surgeons today!

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Experience the SightMD difference for yourself. Schedule a consultation with one of our top cataract surgeons today!

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