Cataract & Lasik Co-Management Specialist

McDonald Eye Care Associates

Optometrists located in Lakeville, MN

Cataracts and other eye issues may lead you to have LASIK or other eye surgery, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your regular eye doctor at McDonald Eye Care Associates in Lakeville, Minnesota. The McDonald Eye Care Associates optometrists are highly experienced in the co-management of cataracts and other eye problems, as they regularly work with expert surgeons in the area. To get your eye evaluation, book online or call the office today.

Cataract & Lasik Co-Management Q & A

McDonald Eye Care Associates

What are cataracts?

Cataracts are a clouding of your eye lens. This can make it very difficult to see clearly. The majority of cataracts are the result of aging, and about 50% of all U.S. residents have a cataract by the time they're 80.

While cataracts can be frustrating and difficult to deal with, there's great news: Cataract removal surgery can eliminate your cloudy lens and give you a clear new lens to see out of. Your McDonald Eye Care Associates eye doctor can work with your eye surgeon to co-manage your care every step of the way when you have surgery for cataracts.

What is LASIK?

LASIK is an acronym for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis. It's a type of eye surgery that can correct a variety of vision problems including farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism.

After LASIK surgery, you may no longer need to wear glasses or contacts. As with cataract surgery, your McDonald Eye Care Associates eye doctor can recommend an expert eye surgeon and then work closely with them to co-manage your care throughout the process.

How does co-management work during my cataract or LASIK surgery?

The team of eye care doctors at McDonald Eye Care Associates works with carefully chosen eye surgeons in the Lakeville, Minnesota, area to ensure that you get the vision care you need. Your eye doctor can perform exams, make the diagnosis, and prescribe minimally invasive nonsurgical treatments.

If those treatments aren't effective, your McDonald Eye Care Associates eye doctor can do your pre-surgery checkup and then keep in touch with your eye surgeon as you go through surgery. Your LASIK or cataract removal surgery is usually a straightforward procedure that's done on an outpatient basis.

After your surgery, you'll follow all instructions from your eye surgeon to ensure the best and most efficient healing. Your follow-up appointment takes place at McDonald Eye Care Associates, and from that point forward you'll continue to see your McDonald Eye Care Associates eye doctor for all of your eye care needs.

If you're dealing with cataracts or other vision problems that require surgical correction, talk to your McDonald Eye Care Associates eye doctor about solutions now. Book your appointment online or call the office to schedule today.