Cataract Surgery in Raytown

Cataract Surgery in Raytown

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. Advanced EyeCare - Raytown 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 Raytown

Our optometry practice in Raytown

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 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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- Nov. 20, 2023
I am visiting from Dallas for the CHIEFS/eagles game and forgot my contact lenses! I had my Rx email... ed to me and they gave me some contacts! Total lifesavers! True compassionate customer service. If I lived in the area…I would definitely use Advanced Eyecare- Raytown. Thank you guys so much for saving me! Go CHIEFS!
- Aug. 31, 2023
I've been going to Advance EyeCare for years, since I was 18. I'm 28 now. Each Doctor has provided e... xceptional care. The Staff has always been friendly and I appreciate how effecient they are while never skimping on their quality of care. I would always recommend.
- Jul. 28, 2023
I recently switched optometrists and couldn’t be happier with advanced eye care in Raytown. Everyo... ne in the office, from Dr. Katie, Ebony, and front desk staff, is so kind, informative, helpful. Truly top notch care. Highly recommend!
- Jun. 14, 2023
Was referred here by my girlfriend and was not disappointed. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Jessi... ca at the front desk was so sweet and Ebony was very helpful and honest helping me pick out a pair of glasses that looked right on my face. Great experience!
- Mar. 06, 2023
I am so in love with this doctor Miss Julie who helped my son 10 years old calm down so we can get e... ye drops he was very nervous she was very accommodating nice and friendly and child friendly and I just love this place and I love her thank you so much advance eyecare
- Jan. 31, 2023
I've been to several different places. This is by FAR the best. The are ALL so informative and they ... make you feel incredibly comfortable. I'll never go to another eyecare while I'm I'm this area!!
- Nov. 10, 2022
Excellent customer service! Everyone is so awesome!!
- Sep. 01, 2022
A great experience! From the time I walked through the door until I left. Each person was so attenti... ve and caring. Dr. Julie in two words. AWESOME and THOROUGH! Love this place.
- Feb. 15, 2022
From the moment I walked in, I felt very comfortable. The Staff is friendly, full of smiles and Grea... t Service. Dr. Julie Absolutely Amazing!!! 💯 This place is "Life Changing" ...... They take the time to make sure your Eyewear is CORRECT! #1, HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place. Thank you So much advance eyecare, it's been years since I have felt so at ease. Recently bought more Eyewear and I TRULY must say Advanced Eyecare has a Customer for Life!! I'll be with them a year in January 🥰❤️🥰
- Nov. 12, 2021
I can never say enough good things about this office! I have been going to the eye doctor for over ... 40 years. Dr. Krause is the bomb! I have never had anyone sit and explain every detail with plastic eyeball parts and pictures and diagrams and internet information like she does. They are consistently courteous! They have gotten me in ASAP when we felt like it was an emergency with my retina history. LOVE it here!!
- Oct. 04, 2021
It had been a while since I went to an eye place with such courtesy, I love the attention I received... and the professionalism.
- Jul. 22, 2021
Hi Rusty, and office staff too. Great place, knowledgeable, professional, but very cordial. Everythi... ng posted about this office is true. Amazing experience, love my glasses too! 🤓
- Jul. 20, 2021
Dr Julie is the bomb! She really cared I left with the right products to fit my needs. Rusty is supe... r lovely- very customer focused, so sweet and very good at communicating everything. FIVE star service all around! Highly recommend!
- Jun. 16, 2021
Dr. Julie is awesome! She was pleasant, personable, thorough, and patient with all of my questions a... nd concerns. She is an exemplary healthcare provider, and I recommend her without reservation.
- Mar. 04, 2021
Excellent service, super nice staff, always takes extra special care and they’re very courteous. V... ery clean and cautious during the pandemic. They wait for you at the door, open the door for you so you don’t have to touch anything, they take your temp and give you antibacterial hand sanitizer before you come in and sit down. And they only scheduled people spread out so there was no more than two people in the waiting room at a time. They cleaned down all of their equipment while I was still there and right after I used it. I've been having a lot of problems with my vision, allergies, dry eyes amongst other things and they were very generous with different samples so I could try some drops and contacts out before they confirmed my prescription or before I would actually have to pay for it. They were waiting at the door when I was done open the door for me so I could walk out without having to touch it as well.
- Dec. 01, 2020
If you want an unbeatable experience, look no further than Dr. Julie! She is knowledgeable and wonde... rful all around. Let me tell you a quick story about some contacts she recommended for me and how they already proved to be an upgrade after having them for just a couple of weeks! I was playing indoor soccer as a Goalkeeper and the ball was kicked at me from about four yards away and it hit me square in the eye. I saved it and when ref asked if I was okay and I said that it would have hurt more if the ball went in. But my contact miraculously stayed in! There chance that would have happened with my old contacts. Thank you so much to Dr. Julie and her team! Book your appointment at Advanced Eyecare today!
- Sep. 24, 2020
I live 2minutes from this office and my lens popped out my frames mid-workday while cleaning them (... I haven't had these frames for more than 2wks) and I panicked because my Optometrist is all the way in Overland Park, KS. I immediately drove to this location on a prayer and pocket full of hope that they could fix my frames and they did! Thank you so much to the Ladies at the front desk who assisted me and whoever fixed my frames inside. This office is close to home, so I will be switching my family to this office based on location and my experience with them. True lifesavers and I look forward to doing business with you all! Thank you again!
- Mar. 16, 2020
Dr. L was amazing! And Jennifer was very nice and helpful when picking out my glasses! Would recomme... nd.
- Mar. 06, 2020
Audrey is patient, gave plenty of information, personable, and I would recommend anyone that has ins... urance to come here!
- Mar. 05, 2020
Extremely patient and very helpful.

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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 Raytown 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 Advanced EyeCare - Raytown.

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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