Cataract Surgery in Coppell

Cataract Surgery in Coppell

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. Coppell Vision Center 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 Coppell

Our optometry practice in Coppell

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross

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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- Feb. 26, 2024
Needed to get replacement eyewear in a hurry. The team was super helpful and was able to get them to... me in just a few days.
- Feb. 19, 2024
The opticians at Coppell Vision Center are very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly.
- Feb. 16, 2024
Dr. Lamb is a great person . She listened to my needs. I would definitely recommend her!
- Jan. 29, 2024
Alycia Green is very good at her work.
- Jan. 13, 2024
Dr. Green is an exceptional doctor. She takes the time to explain the results of the eye exam, wit... hout a patient feeling rushed. She is pleasant, thorough, and extremely competent. My husband and I love Dr. Green.
- Jan. 04, 2024
I've always loved Coppell Vision Center. Looking forward to working with Dr. Lamb for many more appo... intments.
- Oct. 29, 2023
Dr. and office staff are kind and helpful. All my questions were patiently answered.
- Oct. 27, 2023
Staff was very friendly and courteous. Dr. Green was amazing. She listened and understood my need fo... r glasses in different situations and suggested the best plan. Kayla was very helpful and patient with my time crunch and provided me the quotes for all my options. I highly recommend this place.
- Sep. 14, 2023
Wonderful experience!!
- Sep. 14, 2023
Dr. Green was good. Her recommendations were good. Kayla as a staff was good and courteous. The fron... t desk staff was good as well.
- Sep. 09, 2023
Friendly with great service. Quick turn around on getting glasses. Good with communications
- Aug. 23, 2023
I was able to quickly see Dr. Green for a medical eye problem despite a very busy day. Thanks for yo... ur help...
- Aug. 20, 2023
Excellent customer service
- Aug. 12, 2023
I have seen Dr. Green and Dr. Pels and they have been knowledgeable and professional. Their staff is... great too.
- Aug. 04, 2023
Sad to see Dr. Sandra Elston go 🙁 Dr. Alycia Green did a great job finding me new contacts and gave... me good suggestions for my dry eyes. Thank you for being my new eye doctor
- Aug. 04, 2023
Always love going to CVC. They make you feel so welcome and always available to help you out.
- Jul. 13, 2023
Dr Pels offers a very comfortable experience!
- Jul. 12, 2023
Good service, good experience. Thank you!
- Jul. 12, 2023
I’ve been seeing Dr. Pels for years and she is just the best. I don’t live close to Coppell but... I’m happy to make the drive because of consistent, top notch care I receive from Dr. Pels. Kalee, the practice manager, is wonderful and always helpful. For the last two pair of glasses I purchased, I received outstanding care from Kayla. She not only suggested beautiful frames that fit my face and coloring perfectly, she is so knowledgeable and couldn’t have made it easier to purchase great pairs of glasses. Before Kayla was there, Christian assisted me with the first pair of glasses I had purchased in years. After many years of having difficulty finding a lens that didn’t make me feel queasy, Christian understood perfectly and knew exactly what I needed to resolve this issue. As a result of my confidence in your employees, I’ve purchased 3 pairs of glasses within a year or so. I’m a satisfied customer.
- Jun. 10, 2023
Dr. Alycia Green explained the things about my vision health clearly and the staff there are good ..... Thank you all

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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 Coppell 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 Coppell Vision Center.

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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