Cataract Surgery in Fond du Lac

Cataract Surgery in Fond du Lac

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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. Family Focus EyeCare 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 Fond du Lac

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • 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.

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- Jan. 17, 2024
Great staff
- Nov. 29, 2023
All around excellent experience. Lindsay was the tech, she was kind very helpful. Dr Courtney was ph... enomenal. Provided lots of education, patience for all questions and excellent patient care. The tech who helped with fitting and ordering glasses had great customer care as well.
- May. 11, 2023
They were on time with our appointments. The staff was very thorough, friendly and helpful.
- May. 03, 2023
Great service and friendly staff
- May. 03, 2023
Great people and very knowledgeable staff.
- Apr. 28, 2023
Always great service and attention to detail and care for my eyes.
- Apr. 18, 2023
Although my visits are only once a year I enjoy the kind and uplifting atmosphere.
- Apr. 05, 2023
Always a pleasure going in for an exam with, Dr Jessica Kulick and her team. Full of smiles and laug... hs. Thank you for your wonderful care of my eyes👀!
- Apr. 04, 2023
Family Focus is AMAZING!! I recommend them to everyone and won’t go anywhere else!
- Mar. 30, 2023
Always helpful, polite and professional. Clean rooms, floors, countertops, mirrors, etc. Excellent d... octor and staff.
- Mar. 30, 2023
Great group of people... my glasses broke and of all the optical places my wife and I traveled the F... ond du Lac area to see what could be done, Family Focus staff was interested and concerned about our/my needs. They took the time to see what could be done and gave guidance to the best process at the time. Our choices were very limited but they generally cared. After we left and were at a recommended jewelry shop to get my glasses temporarily fixed, the staff called the jeweler to advise of a cancelation and if I would like the opening and I wasn't even a registered patient....I am now. Even though there was not much that could have been done to assist at that moment the Family Focus made my wife and I feel like Family... Thank you so much for customer support and follow up, which is hard to come by today. We were blessed for stopping and our support and patronage is theirs.
- Mar. 24, 2023
Eye exam went great. No waiting and great service. Thank you and see you in a year.
- Mar. 23, 2023
Always do a great job!
- Mar. 23, 2023
Always friendly and thorough.
- Mar. 22, 2023
The Dr is thorough with my exams every year and is pleasant to talk with. All the workers are always... wearing a smile and willing to help out anyway they can. I will never go anywhere else.
- Mar. 21, 2023
Wow, everybody here tonight did amazing job. 👏 Angi thank you so much for helping my son. You pu... t a smile on his face.
- Mar. 17, 2023
Staff is Always friendly, professional, and willing to assist. Also love Dr. Jessica
- Mar. 16, 2023
Love the Dr Courtney, she is super nice and great with kids and she explains things very well. And ... the front end tech are super nice. WAY TO GO!
- Mar. 08, 2023
Always a good experience at Family Focus. I have a stronger prescription and it is harder to find a ... clinic that is knowledgeable about my options and also gives good advice and looks at my total eye health. I highly recommend the team here.
- Mar. 08, 2023
Service was amazing. Very friendly and informative. Would recommend to others.

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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 Fond du Lac 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 Family Focus EyeCare.

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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