Cataract Surgery in Centennial

Cataract Surgery in Centennial

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 Consultants 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 Centennial

Our optometry practice in Centennial

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • VSP

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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- Jan. 23, 2023
I have been going to Eyecare Consultants for more than a decade. My experience and the care they pr... ovide is excellent. Appreciate your continued service you provide to the community.
- Jan. 20, 2023
The staff was very helpful and Dr. Diekema was very thorough in the eye exam and making recommendati... ons.
- Dec. 23, 2022
Great customer service from everyone! The doctor was thorough and took her time to answer all my que... stions. I have been going here for several years and will continue.
- Dec. 11, 2022
Professional, fast, efficient
- Nov. 17, 2022
Dr. Claire is patient through the process and really makes sure you get your prescription dialed in.... Way to go Dr. Claire and Thank you!
- Nov. 10, 2022
Very friendly staff.
- Oct. 16, 2022
Great office! They will take their time to listen to your questions. Very thoughtful and professio... nal.
- Oct. 10, 2022
Great staff and doctors. Very kind, educational, and made the process easy.
- Oct. 03, 2022
I’ve been seeing Dr. Alevras for almost ten years and highly recommend her and the entire staff. T... hey are all friendly, helpful, accommodating, and patient with my high maintenance eyecare needs.
- Sep. 21, 2022
They do a great job.
- Sep. 02, 2022
Caring and Efficient, Would definitely recommend.
- Aug. 19, 2022
The staff and Drs. deserve a congeniality award! Very friendly and accommodating and outstanding ser... vice ideals make for a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. -Richard
- Aug. 18, 2022
was able to get in next day over lunch - one item i didn't like was appointment was 1:30pm, I got th... ere at 1:25 and door was locked. I get you're on lunch, but let me sit in the waiting room in the A/C. Liked an electronic medical history, easy to look up medicines for my history and other stuff (never seen that anywhere before). Enjoyed a $45 option to use a machine instead of having to dilate my eyes and go back to work - worth it. No pressure to buy glasses in the attached store - just paid and went back to work. kinda crazy I've worked nearby for 4 years and never gone because was skeptical of going to a new eye doctor- in and out in about an hour with a full medical eye exam, glasses and contacts, and i asked lots of questions. probably ideal to do the first appointment of the day or after lunch.
- Aug. 17, 2022
Dr. Alevras is a highly experienced, well-trained Doctor of Optometry. Her exams are thorough, she ... listens to concerns, and she explains information clearly. She has been my eye doctor for decades now. I only want to be seen by her for my vision care.
- Aug. 02, 2022
Jodi, the office manager, is amazing and she will answer any questions or concerns that you have. Sh... e really cares about everyone, you will not be treated like a number in this practice. I have been a patient for a number of years and I feel very comfortable there.
- Jul. 11, 2022
Amazing customer service. We have been customers at this EyeCare Consultants location for a long tim... e and have always been happy with service.
- Jun. 30, 2022
Everyone from the receptionist to the Eye tech to the doctor were very personable and professional. ... They explained everything to me about the tests and the health of my eyes. No pressure to purchase eyewear from them either. I appreciated that!
- Jun. 28, 2022
Amazing experience! I appreciated every interaction with all of the staff there. Everyone was profes... sional and friendly!
- May. 09, 2022
Love this place. Prompt service, nice team members, and great in style products. I've been going to... eye doctors for 25 years and they are some of the best that I have had the pleasure to work with! Thank you guys!
- Apr. 03, 2022
I went to four different optometrists before being referred to Dr. Alevras. She was the only one wh... o could find a solution for me. It was a huge relief. Staff were also always polite and on point.

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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 Centennial 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 Consultants.

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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