Our Team can Determine if You Are a Candidate for Cataract Surgery 

An advanced laser surgery can safely remove cataracts and significantly restore your vision. Our team can provide a full ocular health evaluation to determine if the condition has affected your vision and if you are a good candidate for cataract surgery. We strive to provide the best cataract care in Bakersfield, CA, through an advanced surgical technique performed by Dr. Gregory Stainer. He has performed numerous life-changing procedures for patients suffering from this degenerative condition. Restoring your eyesight at Southwest Eyecare & Laser is safe, efficient, and easy. 

What is Laser Cataract Surgery?  

Laser cataract surgery uses sophisticated technology to remove the existing cloudy, aging lens with a clear intraocular lens (IOL). This procedure allows Dr. Stainer to provide precise cataract removal that can substantially improve your eyesight.

A simulation of vision with cataracts, with half of the image clouded

Determining Your Candidacy  

We will need to perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine if laser cataract surgery is right for you. This process generally entails three steps. First, we will discuss your medical history and any vision problems you have been experiencing, as both of these factors can play a large role in your treatment options. We will then conduct an in-depth examination of your visual acuity, eye pressure, and the health of each eye. During this portion of your evaluation we will also test for: 

  • Double vision
  • Limited ability to see colors
  • Blurred vision
  • Halos
  • Light sensitivity
  • Poor night vision

A complimentary consultation will be provided so that you can learn about your options for laser vision enhancement. While there are many factors that must be considered when determining candidacy for this procedure, the results of your exam and your doctor's recommendations will play a crucial role in the decision. We are confident our team can help you find a solution for your ocular health concerns. 

Insurance Requirements 

Medicare and insurance typically require that a patient's vision is 20/40 or worse to qualify for cataract surgery. This requirement has been based on the vision levels needed to legally operate a vehicle. 20/40 vision requires surgical intervention, as this degree of impairment can affect the activities of your daily living. If you are suffering from visual deficits due to your cataracts, there is a good chance you will meet these requirements. 

Your cataract treatment can be performed safely by Dr. Stainer who has nearly 40 years of experience helping patients with vision problems. 

Safe Eyesight Improvement

We understand that dealing with the life altering effects of cataracts can be frustrating. We provide comprehensive ocular care that ensures we can provide you with efficient relief using the latest technology and techniques. Your cataract treatment can be performed safely by Dr. Stainer who has nearly 40 years of experience helping patients with visual problems. 

Begin Your Treatment

Do not let the development of cataracts limit your ability to live your life to the fullest. As your trusted local professionals, we can assist you with your treatment from diagnosis to surgery. If you believe you are experiencing eyesight issues due to cataracts, contact us online or call us at (661) 833-4040 to schedule a consultation.

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