Cataract Surgery in Colorado Springs

Cataract Surgery in Colorado Springs

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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. ABBA Eye Care - Woodmen 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 Colorado Springs

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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 - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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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- Mar. 21, 2024
Dr Mia was everything!!!!! Love! Love! Love! She has incredible bedside manner, she's healthy, happy... and whole. She was compassionate and smart and I look forward to a follow up in three months!!!! Really great! Staff was really great also!!! Thank you ABBA, I care!
- Mar. 08, 2024
Friendly and knowledgeable staff that provided the newest state of the art methods in eye exams.
- Mar. 05, 2024
The Doctors and Staff are always Professional and Kind
- Feb. 27, 2024
Ms. Kerry Garwood is the best! She is so kind, relaxed, caring, and helpful. Thank you so much for e... verything you do. Thank you, too, to the ABBA Eyecare Team in general! 😌
- Feb. 05, 2024
Great eye care and selection of frames
- Feb. 03, 2024
The whole staff made my first trip the eye doctor in years an enjoyable experience!
- Jan. 26, 2024
Besides being an excellent doctor, Dr.Kerry is just such a great person in general. She listens to m... y opinions, and answer all my questions. Always goes above and beyond. The staff is also very friendly attentive making sure that my needs are met.
- Jan. 20, 2024
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- Jan. 19, 2024
Best optometrist I have ever seen and truly a wonderful person. Dr Garwood is the best!
- Jan. 14, 2024
Nice people, professional medical staff, high quality eyewear.
- Jan. 08, 2024
It is still the best vision management experience in Colorado Springs.
- Dec. 26, 2023
Very professional. Quick turn around.
- Dec. 16, 2023
Best place in town for glasses. The staff and Dr. Heck are amazing!
- Nov. 28, 2023
Dr Garwood is the Absolute BEST! She’s thorough and truly cares about ur eyes. The staff is Great... also! Frame selection is good but if u like BLING as I do, there is none.
- Nov. 22, 2023
I can't believe I didn't do this sooner but this review is necessary and overdo! I cannot say enough... good things about doctor Jennings. I recently went on Accutane and my eyes dried up so badly that I sought help. Dr Jennings was so honest and thorough with me, and most of all extremely caring. She knew exactly what she was talking about and everything she predicted was exactly right. I am so thankful for her and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a caring provider.
- Nov. 16, 2023
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- Oct. 25, 2023
Friendly, professional staff were helpful at making the experience positive.
- Oct. 22, 2023
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- Oct. 11, 2023
I really liked Dr.Jennings and the staff. They were very friendly and took time to answer any questi... ons I had.
- Oct. 08, 2023
Great care and quality service here!

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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 Colorado Springs 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 ABBA Eye Care - Woodmen.

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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