Cataract Surgery in The Landings

Cataract Surgery in The Landings

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

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When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Foothills Vision and Eye Care will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in The Landings

Our optometry practice in The Landings

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 26, 2024
Dr Scott Haugen and staff are all great! I’ve been going to him for a lot of years!
- Feb. 16, 2024
Matt is a very meticulous practitioner. The service I've gotten over the course of a number of years... has been excellent. I recommend him completely.
- Feb. 14, 2024
Everyone is kind and professional
- Jan. 26, 2024
Always great care with Dr. Haugen.
- Dec. 10, 2023
Always to notch customer service !
- Nov. 21, 2023
Great doctor, equipment and expertise. Staff is top notch. Knowledgeable and friendly.
- Oct. 29, 2023
Friendly, helpful, and attentive staff. I appreciated that all of my questions were answered with de... tails and felt I had comprehensive care from both Dr. Skrdla and Jonathan, one of the opticians. I have dry eye and with my previous Kaiser insurance, really struggled to find a provider that knew what they were doing and what products to recommend. It was clear to me that Dr. Skrdla is very knowledgeable about treatments and options for this.
- Oct. 26, 2023
Friendly, attentive, professional and helpful staff!
- Oct. 14, 2023
The eye exam was very detailed and explained. Was very happy with it and was able to walk away knowi... ng my eyes were taken care of
- Oct. 09, 2023
Every interaction I have had with Foothills Vision and Eye Care, especially with Theresa and Jonatha... n has been nothing but exceptional .
- Aug. 29, 2023
Great experience at Foothills Vision and Eye Care. Dr. Haugen and his staff were great and it was pr... obably the most thorough and thoughtful experience I’ve ever had for an eye exam
- Aug. 19, 2023
Dr. Haugen was very thorough and professional in his exam. He checked the health of my eyes along wi... th my vision. Very friendly office. I was able to get an appointment next day.
- Aug. 04, 2023
The doctor and front staff were very thorough. Great experience.
- Jul. 20, 2023
The staff is all so kind and caring! Two out of six family members go there and if someone needs an ... eye doctor down the ride we already know where we are going!
- Jul. 19, 2023
They're so sweet and wonderful and super helpful. You'll love shopping for your lenses with Jonathon... !
- Jul. 11, 2023
I have had consistent positive experiences here, and today Dr. Haugen went above and beyond to help ... my son have a good experience, too. Thank you!
- Jul. 07, 2023
Friendly staff and extra caring physician!
- Jun. 23, 2023
Dr. Skrdla is the best! I've moved or gone to other optometrists and always come back. The team of o... phthalmologists are equally as wonderful, giving me a ton of their valuable time to find the perfect pairs, even helping me customize some lenses on a pair of frames I had. Now they just might be my favorite. Couldn't be happier. Thank you Foothills Eye Care! Still same quality of care since Spex days with an even greater assortment of frames to choose from.
- Jun. 23, 2023
I will never go anywhere else besides here for my eye care! I've had a wonderful experience every ti... me I've come here. The staff is attentive, kind, and so good at their jobs. Dr. Haugen is very thorough and kind, and he will answer any question you have. In fact, everyone is great at answering questions and explaining things to you! Visiting the eye doctor can be a stressful event because my eyesight is pretty bad, and it can be disheartening when my vision gets worse. However, Foothills Vision & Eye Care makes it a completely anxiety-free event, and I know I am receiving the best care possible here!
- Jun. 12, 2023
The staff and Dr Skrdla are so helpful, friendly, and excellent at what they do.

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How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your The Landings optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Foothills Vision and Eye Care.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.


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