Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist

San Diego Vision Care Optometry -  - Optometrist

San Diego Vision Care Optometry

Optometrists located in San Diego, CA

Our providers work with area ophthalmologists to provide co-management care for cataract surgery patients in and around San Diego for better outcomes and optimal long-term results.

Cataract Surgery Co-Management Q & A

San Diego Vision Care Optometry

What are cataracts?

The word “cataracts” describes a condition where the eye's natural lenses become cloudy and yellowed, often as part of the aging process, but also commonly as a result of diabetes, injury, prolonged use of corticosteroids or radiation therapy. Located behind the cornea and iris and in front of the retina, the lens helps focus light on the retina, enabling clear images to be formed. Cataracts develop when protein in the lenses begins to form clumps that eventually cause clouding and prevent light from reaching the retina. They can occur in just one eye or in both eyes. Rarely, cataracts may occur in infants or children as a result of infection during pregnancy or metabolic diseases.

How can our providers help patients who are considering cataract surgery?

The doctors at San Diego Vision Care Optometry works closely with their patients who need cataract surgery to help them understand the procedure and their options, including the differences among intraoperative lenses (IOLs) used to replace their own natural lenses that have become clouded. The doctors work hard to establish long-term relationships with their patients, and providing preoperative guidance in a familiar setting can help men and women feel more comfortable about their upcoming surgery. Plus, they can refer patients to local ophthalmologists who perform the procedure.

What types of postoperative care does San Diego Vision Care Optometry provide?

Our providers hels patients understand the steps they need to take for proper healing, following up after surgery and even getting in touch with the surgeon with additional concerns you may have. As part of your cataract surgery team, they will provide skilled guidance so patients feel confident in their outcomes.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Below is a short list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed on our site.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Avesis
Blue Shield of California
Care1st
Cigna
EyeMed
Guardian
Health Net
Humana
Medi-Cal
Medicaid
Medicare
MESVision
MetLife
Superior Vision