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Cataract Surgery: Know Your Options

Under most insurance plans you can select any surgeon to perform your cataract surgery.

With new innovations  in cataract surgery, it is important to know your options before selecting the right surgeon.

Traditional Cataract Surgery - Clarity for distance vision.

Multifocal Cataract Surgery - Clarity for close, intermediate and distance vision.

With today’s innovative technology, cataract surgery can not only restore vision, but actually improve a patient’s quality of life.

Scott & Christie Eyecare Associates is one of the region’s most innovative and experienced eye physician and surgeon groups, delivering advanced, customized medical treatments with state-of-the- art ocular diagnostics and femtosecond laser technology (laser cataract) designed to optimize vision. Combining this technology with 10 years of cataract Multi-Focal Lens Implant technology experience, Scott & Christie Eyecare Associates can offer cataract surgery as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for patients to achieve better vision, removing cataracts and correcting refractive error all in one precise procedure—thus leaving patients with a fine-tuned full range of vision.

Traditional vs. Laser Cataract Surgery
Traditional cataract surgery, which is covered by Medicare and other insurances, involves the implantation of a single-vision lens, which provides good distance vision but most often results in patients wearing glasses for reading and intermediate tasks.

It also leaves patients with astigmatism, since the surgery doesn’t correct it. With laser cataract surgery, many key steps of the procedure that were manually performed
can be completed with precision using the laser (including simultaneous correction of astigmatism, if needed), leading to a customized vision treatment and a more gentle procedure. Surgeons with access to and experience in these combined technologies can offer patients a full range of vision, reducing the dependency on or even eliminating the need for eyeglasses after surgery.

Selecting a Surgeon
Cataract surgery has become a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. When selecting a surgeon to perform cataract surgery, patients should ask these important questions: Can my surgeon explain to me all of my options? Can my surgeon provide me access to the latest FDA-approved technology? Is my  surgeon experienced with both traditional  and innovative cataract surgical techniques  and eyecare? For patients of Scott &  Christie Eyecare Associates, the answer to  these questions is a resounding yes.

The physicians and staff walk patients through all of their options based on their individual needs and desires, offering them a customized procedure to meet their individual lifestyle.


Cranberry Township – The Surgery Center at Cranberry 105 Brandt Drive, Cranberry Township 724.772.5420
Fox Chapel – Fox Chapel Plaza 1101 Freeport Road, Fox Chapel 412.782.0400

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