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The Cataract Evaluation Breakdown: What to Expect at Your Visit

Cataracts are a common eye condition, especially as we age. If you've been experiencing blurry vision, difficulty seeing at night, or colors appearing faded, you might be developing cataracts. To ensure you get the best care possible, a comprehensive cataract evaluation is essential. Here's a detailed breakdown of what you can expect during your visit to Southwest Eye Care for a cataract evaluation.


Initial Consultation and Patient History 

Your visit will start with a thorough discussion with your eye care provider. They will ask about your medical history, focusing on any symptoms you've been experiencing, such as: 

  • Blurry or cloudy vision 

  • Sensitivity to light and glare 

  • Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions 

  • Seeing halos around lights


Reviewing Your Medical History 

Your eye care provider will review your overall health and any medications you are taking, as certain health conditions and medications can affect your eyes. Be sure to mention any previous eye surgeries or injuries.


Diagnosis and Treatment Plan 

After all the tests are completed, your eye care provider will discuss the findings with you. If you are diagnosed with cataracts, they will explain the severity and the available treatment options. This might include monitoring the cataracts if they are not significantly affecting your vision or planning for cataract surgery if they are.


Cataract Surgery Consultation 

If cataract surgery is recommended, you will receive detailed information about the procedure, including the different types of IOLs available, the risks and benefits of surgery, and what to expect during the recovery period.



Preparing for Your Visit 

To ensure a smooth and efficient evaluation, please bring the following items to your appointment: 

  • A list of your current medications 

  • Any eyeglasses or contact lenses you are currently using 

  • Information about your medical history and any previous eye conditions or surgeries


Allowing Sufficient Time 

A comprehensive cataract evaluation can take a few hours, especially if multiple tests are needed. Make sure to allow enough time for your appointment and arrange for transportation, as your eyes may be sensitive to light and your vision blurry after dilation. 

A cataract evaluation is a thorough and essential process to diagnose and plan the best treatment for cataracts. At our eye care practice, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of care to ensure the best possible outcomes for your vision. If you have any questions or need to schedule a cataract evaluation call 952-466-3937 or click the button below!





About Your Surgeon

Dr. Jabin Krassin is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in LASIK, Cataracts, Glaucoma, lid surgeries, and BOTOX. When Dr. Krassin is not providing exceptional care to his patients, he spends his free time with his family enjoying the natural resources Minnesota has to offer, such as snowboarding, skiing, and boating. Read more about Dr. Jabin Krassin.

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