Cataracts FAQs

We are proud to offer state-of-the-art care for our patients with cataracts. Advanced Eyecare Specialists is the best place to find an eye doctor in Falmouth to treat this common condition.

It’s normal to have questions about cataracts. Here are some answers to the most frequent topics patients want to discuss.


Questions for Your Eye Doctor in Falmouth about Cataracts

What are cataracts?

A cataract occurs when the lens inside the eye begins to cloud over. This happens gradually.

Cataracts can happen to anybody. They’re most common over age 45. The causes can vary, from smoking to symptoms of other conditions to reactions to certain medications. Many times, doctors don’t know what caused the cataract.

Can I ignore my cataracts? 

It's not a good idea to ignore your cataracts. Addressing your cataracts soon can restore your vision, which would continue to degenerate without treatment. 

How do you treat cataracts?

Cataracts are removed during outpatient surgery. This procedure has advanced significantly over the past several decades. There is no bleeding, and the entire session is painless.

While cataract surgery is only performed by an ophthalmologist, our optometrist can prescribe you eyeglasses or contacts to mitigate any blurry vision you have up until a time when it becomes more beneficial for you to undergo surgery. At that point, our optometrist can recommend an eye surgeon for you.

How long does cataract surgery take?

Many patients want to be as close to home as possible during surgery. Keep in mind that this outpatient procedure should last several hours, and the eye doctor will always check your vision before releasing you to go home. You can feel confident that you are choosing the best eye doctor possible. 

Will it hurt?

Cataract surgery will not hurt. Patients receive eye drops and a gentle anesthetic to ensure pain-free surgery.  

When can I resume normal activities?

Many patients can resume normal activities the next day. The only restriction is usually from swimming. This is a temporary restriction to help guarantee safe healing. 

See Clearly with Advanced Eyecare Specialists 

If you've found yourself wondering, "Where can I find an optometrist near me to help with my cataracts?" then you have come to the right place. Advanced Eyecare Specialists offers the best eye doctor in Falmouth, MA, to optimize your vision. Thanks to advancements in optometry, this procedure is fast and successful. You'll be surprised how easy it is. Give us a call today at (508) 444-8691 to set up your evaluation. 

If you have any more questions, we'll be happy to discuss them with you. 

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