Cataract Surgery in Northwest El Paso

Cataract Surgery in Northwest El Paso

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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. West Texas Optometry 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 Northwest El Paso

Our optometry practice in Northwest El Paso

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed

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.

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- Nov. 24, 2023
I was greeted by staff immediately and with smiling faces. I was there to pick out glasses and prom... ptly assisted. I love that they clean the glasses between try in prevent pink eye and other coodies. I would definitely recommend Weat Texas Optimetry.
- Nov. 10, 2023
I am new to the area and needed a new optometrist. I had a great experience here with everyone I enc... ountered. Reception was friendly, the assistant was great, and Dr Wong herself was very kind, competent, and professional. I am so glad to have found this place!
- Nov. 05, 2023
Super service!
- Oct. 30, 2023
Always a great and professional experience
- Oct. 25, 2023
The whole stuff friendly and knowledgeable the medical assistant the conductor on my test prior to s... eeing the Dr. Was great I will definitely recommend and come back anytime any day thank you great team..!!!
- Sep. 19, 2023
Great Dr, great staff
- Aug. 30, 2023
First time to experience Dr Wong and her staff. On a scale of 1-10, everybody gets a 20 esp Dr Wong.... I have been to Opthamologists and optometrists and Dr Wong is at the top of my list. She is so patient, knowledgeable, candid and so personable. Her staff is the same. Dr Wong truly has earned her high review ratings! And cannot thank the optician enough for taking the time to help get the best deal for my contacts. She was so very helpful and patient and knowledgeable. Again, Thank You, Dr Wong!
- Aug. 13, 2023
WOW! great experience at West Texas Optometry. If you’re looking for a better way this is the pl... ace to go. Everyone is very nice and knowledgeable on what they are doing and take the time to answer all your questions. I am very happy with my new glasses.
- Aug. 01, 2023
Dr. Wong is the best in town, hands down!
- Jul. 15, 2023
Love this place. Very professional and great customer service. Dr Wong is attentive and cares for ou... r concerns. I would highly recommend Dr Wong to friends and family .
- May. 22, 2023
I love Dr. Wong and her staff. They are always kind and attentive and make sure we are cared for. Dr... . Wong answers all our questions and spends time with us making sure out exams are well done. The staff is also great. My contacts were back ordered and they made sure to supply me with samples during that time. They also spent time helping me choose my glasses and I never once felt rushed. They're just great!
- May. 20, 2023
Great service, staff are professional and helpful. From the optometrist, to the technician conductin... g the eye tests, front desk administrative personnel and the technician for your eye glasses. All are very kind, caring and made you feel comfortable. Never felt rushed and responded to all my concerns.
- Apr. 27, 2023
They were fantastic. Great experience overall with both my husband and my visits. We will definitely... be back and are grateful for the service we received.
- Mar. 13, 2023
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- Jan. 25, 2023
Dr Wong has been our doctor for about 5 years and I always appreciate her commitment and concerns wh... ile doing our eye exam. She truly cares about her patients.
- Jan. 07, 2023
Incredibly knowledgeable staff and willing to take the extra step for patients.
- Jan. 07, 2023
Very knowledgeable and polite staff. This was my first of many more visits to this clinic. Thank You... everyone
- Dec. 26, 2022
Excellent care!
- Dec. 23, 2022
Dr. Wong is professional, friendly and takes time to answer all of our questions.
- Dec. 20, 2022
Dr Wong delivered straightforward no nonsense care. I was in and out in about an hour. The woman who... fitted me for my glasses was friendly and listened to what I wanted in a pair of glasses. The front desk had Lemon heads in the candy bowl.(My favorite) I will return for all my optometric needs.

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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 Northwest El Paso 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 West Texas Optometry.

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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