What to Expect in Your Cataract Surgery Evaluation

Greensboro, High Point, Thomasville, Winston, Salem, North Carolina

If you have been diagnosed with a cataract by your optometrist, Dr. Bevis can help you determine if cataract surgery is your best option through a cataract surgery evaluation. Many local optometrists refer patients to Dr. Bevis knowing that Piedmont Eye Surgical & Laser Center offers the latest cataract surgery technology and superior patient care.

Your Evaluation

Your cataract surgery evaluation will begin with Dr. Bevis carefully assessing your risk factors. We ask that you bring with you a list of your allergies, medical history, and any medications you are currently taking. If you have had LASIK, you will need to bring any notes regarding your LASIK surgery as well. This information will help Dr. Bevis in determining if any complications may occur during your surgery.

After your initial discussion, one of our technicians will perform a thorough evaluation of your eyes. This will include checking things such as:

  • Vision
  • Prescription
  • How your eyes work together
  • Pupil size
  • Eye pressure
  • The curvature of your eye

After your examination, Dr. Bevis will discuss your premium lens replacement options and schedule your surgery. He will also write you a prescription for eye drops that will need to be used after your surgery. Dr. Bevis will ask that you do not wear contact lenses for up to two weeks prior to your surgery. It is important that you follow all of Dr. Bevis’s pre-surgery advice to help reduce your risk for potential complications.

This is a thorough exam and can take up to three hours. Please allow adequate time in your schedule for Dr. Bevis to make a full assessment of your candidacy for this procedure. Taking the appropriate time to evaluate your eyes will help ensure a safe and effective outcome.

If you live in the Piedmont Triad and have been diagnosed with a cataract, please contact Piedmont Eye Surgical & Laser Center to schedule a cataract surgery evaluation today.