cataract specialists

Cataract Surgery

Diagnosis & Treatment

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What to expect from Premier Eye Care:
  • Knowledgeable, friendly, and thorough service
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Optimal eye health and vision
  • Comprehensive eye care, unique to you

To provide the best possible eye care for patients in Eastern Idaho

What is a Cataract?

A clouding of the natural lens inside your eye.

Premier Cataract Surgery

Our surgeons appreciate that each patient has unique concerns and goals when it comes to their eye health and cataract surgery. That is why we treat each visit as an opportunity for open discussion where questions can be answered and understanding can occur. This allows us to customize a plan to meet your individual needs and desires.

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation in the United States. Modern cataract surgery involves the removal of the cataract or cloudy natural lens from within the eye and the implantation of an artificial lens. The surgery usually takes between fifteen to twenty minutes and can be done while patients are awake with only light sedation.

We utilize the most advanced surgical techniques and equipment supported by the latest research in the field of ophthalmology. We also value your time and money. This is why the majority of our surgeries are performed in our state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center with the goal of getting you home and healing faster.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a cataract?

A cataract is a cloudiness in the natural lense of your eye. Cataracts often creep up on us as they are formed over a long period of time. You may wake up one morning and realize you don't see as well as you used to. With regular screenings, we can diagnose cataracts early.

What are the most common signs of cataracts?

There are many signs that you have cataracts.

Common signs include:
  • Cloudy or blurry vision
  • Having trouble seeing at night
  • Developing light sensitivity
  • Seeing halos around lights, especially at night
  • Needing more light to complete detail-oriented tasks like reading
  • Experiencing double vision in one eye
  • Seeing colors as more faded or yellow-tinted
  • Frequently needing new glasses or contact lens prescriptions

Are cataracts treatable without surgery?

It is common to delay cataract surgery. Cataract surgery isn’t always necessary until cataracts impact your daily life. Many people go on to live with cataracts for years before having surgery.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Cataract Surgery?

The recovery time from cataract surgery is short. There shouldn't be any discomfort or soreness a few says after your surgery. Depending on the size and nature of your cataracts and your ability to heal, full recovery should take about four to six weeks. During this time, you want to be sure to follow the after-surgery instructions and do the follow-up visits with your doctor.

Is cataract surgery painful?

We understand that any surgery can make you a little nervous. Thankfully, cataract surgery is a smooth and painless process. We do most of our numbing locally on the eye itself. If you are extra jittery, we can also provide IV support to help take the edge off.
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Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00pm
Idaho Falls, ID

Located South of EIRMC and Sunnyside Rd in Idaho Falls

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Pocatello, ID

Located on Clark St. right off of I-15 take exit 69. Between 16th & 17th Ave.

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Rexburg, ID

Right off of Main Street West of I-15 across from Valley Wide Country Store & Blister's BBQ.

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