Cataract Surgery in Hermitage

Cataract Surgery in Hermitage

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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. Hermitage 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 Hermitage

Our optometry practice in Hermitage

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 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.

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 22, 2024
Everyone is Super nice and very professional. Highly recommend I have been going there for years.
- Feb. 18, 2024
Dr. Ditto and team are amazing! Great services!
- Feb. 05, 2024
Dr. Jessica Ditto is wonderful and I love their glasses selection!
- Jan. 25, 2024
Hermitage Eye Care Is The Bestest Eye Place Ever And Dr.Jessica Ditto Is The Bestest Eye Doctor Ever... And She's So Very Sweet And Very Helpful And Very Outgoing And Very Friendly And I Will Definitely Be Back Next Year And Everyone Is So Very Friendly And Very Helpful And Very Sweet And So Much Better Then Awful Americans Best And Americans Best Sucks
- Jan. 16, 2024
Wonderful staff and service! I almost hate to tell people about them since service like this is har... d to find nowadays. But, I won't go anywhere else.
- Jan. 14, 2024
I was long overdue for an eye exam and finally got tired of losing all of my reading glasses (which ... I now know were the wrong strength anyway!). There are a lot of options for local eye care businesses, and I chose Hermitage Eyecare based on reviews, location, and because they were providers through my insurance and had appointments available within just a few days. I am extremely happy with my visit! Dr. Ditto was very personable and easy to talk to, and thoroughly explained every aspect of the exam and findings. Tasha was also great, and helped me pick out frames and lenses that were the right fit, look and price point. From the check-in process to check-out, was a pleasant experience with lots of frames and styles to choose from. I'm finally looking forward to having a pair of glasses I can put on my face and leave there, which I'll have soon. Highly recommend!
- Jan. 10, 2024
I just had the best experience here! I honestly hate going to the doctor and procrastinated getting ... my eye exam, but from the minute I walked into Hermitage Eye Care, I felt comfortable and taken care of! Everyone at the front desk was so kind and helpful, and I saw Dr. Jessica Ditto for my eye exam. She walked me through the whole exam process, always asked before touching me or moving me, and even talked me through the photos of my eye so I knew what everything meant. I’ve never had that kind of time spent on me as a patient before. It was such a wonderful experience, I’m almost sad I won’t have to come back for another year! ❤️
- Jan. 08, 2024
Dr. Hammond is awesome! The staff is very supportive and accomodating
- Dec. 29, 2023
I was able to get in on the next day for a medical issue. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Thanks ... so much.
- Dec. 21, 2023
Great people with a great experience
- Nov. 20, 2023
Very professional and they make you feel very comfortable. Informed me in great detail as to my case... . Very happy with my experience. Will recommend to all who will listen. Thank you
- Oct. 31, 2023
Friendly, accommodating, and outstanding competence!
- Oct. 26, 2023
My parents had me going here since I was a child and I will never go anywhere else. I drive over an ... hour to see them as I know I will be taken care of!
- Oct. 25, 2023
Very kind and personable staff. Dr. Parsley is thorough and always a pleasure to visit with.
- Oct. 08, 2023
We are new to the area and I was nervous about finding a new eye care place. Hermitage was the first... place I tried and it is wonderful! The staff and doctors are kind, knowledgeable, and professional. Thanks!
- Sep. 23, 2023
I have been using Hermitage Eye Care and Dr, Hammond for many years. I have been well satisfied.
- Sep. 21, 2023
After not going to an eye doctor since before Covid and because I moved from out of state, I was hes... itant about a new office and Doctor. I had no need to worry. Dr. Ditto was the most personable eye professional I have ever see; and I have seen a lot of them in my life. I was very happy with her treatment of my eyes and her willingness to answer all my questions. The office staff is very helpful and just seem to be really nice people. They took their time with a little insurance issue I had, and went out of their way to solve that problem. And they were very helpful in choosing my new pair, which after 4 years of not changing my prescription, I'm using to see a lot better now! I would highly recommend this eye clinic and have already referred some of my family.
- Sep. 18, 2023
Very caring and professional.
- Sep. 18, 2023
A truly professional and friendly provider! A pleasure to deal with and always a quality service and... product.
- Sep. 14, 2023
I really appreciated the care, professionalism and thoroughness that Dr. Hammond showed in doing my ... eye exam. Excellent service that exceeded my expectations.

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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 Hermitage 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 Hermitage 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.


Want to see clearly again?

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