Cataract Surgery in Beatrice

Cataract Surgery in Beatrice

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. EyeCare Specialties - Beatrice 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 Beatrice

Our optometry practice in Beatrice

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday By appointment only.
  • Sunday Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

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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- Oct. 19, 2023
Dr. Sandman is amazing. He goes above and beyond the call of duty and care. He is excellent at expla... ining things and truly cares for his patients. When I had a severe eye issue he followed up multiple times on the weekend to make sure I was doing good. He is a credit to his profession. My interactions with his entire staff of always been excellent as well. I wish everyone in the medical professions were as good as Dr. Sandman. I would highly recommend them for so many reasons.
- Sep. 17, 2023
Great place, nice staff! Dr. Sandman is great and caring. Have been going to EyeCare Specialties f... or many years.
- Aug. 14, 2023
Quality care!
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Best service and quality.
- Jul. 22, 2023
friendly and knowledgeable staff
- Jul. 13, 2023
Very friendly and professional staff here. Timely appointment and product received was good quality ... at a fair price.
- Jun. 07, 2023
Good Doctor and staff
- Nov. 28, 2022
Friendly, helpful, professional!
- Nov. 19, 2022
Friendly and professional service. The staff were very helpful.
- Nov. 07, 2022
This is going to be my go to from now on.
- Aug. 05, 2022
I appreciate everyone's compassion and understanding.
- Mar. 22, 2022
I came in happy visited with a little gal that helped me decide on which glasses I wanted. She was w... onderful. Very nice warm hearted and I left very happy. Thank you so much for taking care of me and I liked my doctor as well.
- Mar. 21, 2022
I had a very good experience at this place. Explained everything, got everything I needed all in on... e place! Even had my eyeglasses come in Super early. Thank you for such a lovely experience. Would definitely recommend 👌
- Feb. 13, 2022
Dr. Dorn takes great care of me. The eyeglass people are very good at their job and help greatly. ... The receptionists are friendly and efficient.
- Feb. 11, 2022
Great customer service - very professional, friendly, and helpful!
- Jan. 20, 2022
People who are helpful and courteous getting to testing rooms and then back out. Each test was clear... ly explained, and when eye problems were found, the referral was made to a different doctor. I like the care I get there.
- Dec. 18, 2021
I hadn't had my eyes checked in a long time, so didnt know what to expect. Wasnt looking forward to ... dialation but didnt have to. YAY !that along with staff and a Dr that didnt look like Ben Franklin I was all good. The real deal was when I could use my Flex Pay for applicable charges.
- Nov. 15, 2021
Always friendly and accommodating.
- Oct. 21, 2021
GREAT STAFF, VERY KNOWLEDGABLE, PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY
- Aug. 07, 2021
Excellent care and friendly service. Speedy delivery on new glasses order.

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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 Beatrice 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 EyeCare Specialties - Beatrice.

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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